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Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards: 'Persistence and vision' the key to success

A family-owned business that has been part of the High Street for more than 50 years said ‘persistence and vision’ has been the key to its success.

Goyals supplies school uniforms, sports kit and workwear in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, London and Manchester and is sponsoring the Best

National Retailer Award at this year’s Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards.

It will recognise customer service, and evidence of community support – something Goyals prides itself on.

Managing director Seema Goyal has been working at the business her father-in-law and his wife founded back in 1966 for more than 20 years.

On trends in the industry, Seema said: “As a long standing retail business within the Royal Borough, we have chosen to sponsor this award to show our support and celebrate success among our retail peers.”

On the award, president of Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce Olu Odeniyi said: “It’s no secret the retail sector has felt under threat for some time,

“Stores are fighting back with their own schemes, such as click and collect, suggestive selling and improving the shopping experience. I therefore watch with great interest to see which national retailers enter this award and stand out from the rest.

W The Heathrow Business of the Year Award will recognise a company that stands out from its competitors and shows exceptional performance in all areas of the business.

Heathrow’s head of economic development Sundeep Sangha said: “The Maidenhead Business Awards are a fantastic celebration of the businesses that keep the local community thriving – Heathrow is proud to support them and recognise their success.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce to realise these benefits.”

Entries should be made by the end of June. The awards event is on September 15. Visit for details.

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