Aberdeen Inspired has underlined the important role retailers have to play in ensuring a vibrant future for the city centre.

We have demonstrated our commitment by sponsoring the Evening Express Retail Awards and have pledged to continue to support the sector.

The Evening Express Retailer Awards 2016 are our way of recognising and supporting the businesses at the heart of our local communities.

At a time when our traditional high street shops need us the most, the aim of the awards is to promote long-established and emerging firms and encourage more people to shop local.