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The Bridal Emporium Leeds

Yorkshire-based fashion innovators shortlisted in trio of awards

21 February 2018 15:34

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 21 February 2018 15:30

A Leeds-based designer and manufacturer of fashion accessories has been shortlisted in a trio of prestigious business awards.

Vanacci has been shortlisted in the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, Insider Made In Yorkshire awards and the FSB awards.

The first of the three award ceremonies, the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, will take place on 22 February at Leeds Town Hall. Vanacci is shortlisted for E-commerce export-er of the year at the awards, which aim to celebrate businesses entrepreneurial exporting achievements as well as encourage others to increase their export potential.

Established in 2014, Vanacci offers a range of unique designs for men’s jewellery, wallets, pendants and cufflinks including fragrance releasing bracelets. Vanacci combines Italian design with British craftmanship, fusing style with practicality in each piece, crafted by hand in its Leeds headquarters.

Consisting of a tight-knit team of designers, engineers and fashion professionals, Vanacci is headed-up by co-founder and managing director, James Whitfield. James is supported by fellow co-founders, sales director, Ryan Ward and creative director, Sean Sykes. The company has also re-cently appointed operations director, Paegan Ward.
Vanacci is also shortlisted in the Insider Media Made In Yorkshire Awards, in the Manufacturing Innovation category. The event will take place on 1 March at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, with an aim to celebrate companies in Yorkshire and the Humber and the products they are making and selling across the world.

The company has also been named in the final three for the Business Exporter of the Year catego-ry at the FSB Celebrating Small Business awards: Yorkshire and the Humber region, which will take place on 7 March at John Smith Stadium in Huddersfield.

Having recently exceeded its Kickstarter campaign by more than 2000%, the company is on track for continued growth throughout 2018.

With retailers and wholesalers in Europe, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the company also has firm plans to dominate the US market over the next few years.
Commenting on the trio of award shortlistings, managing director at Vanacci, James Whitfield commented:

“We are thrilled to be shortlisted for three upcoming awards, it is fantastic to be recognised for all our hard work and as a team we couldn’t be happier.

“We’re constantly striving for innovation and excellence in everything we do here at Vanacci, we have new product lines in the pipeline and exciting plans for the coming year. We’re hoping for success at the awards and are looking forward to attending all three events.”

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About The Bridal Emporium Leeds

The Bridal Emporium is a bridal shop celebrating independent British designers, fashionable high end designers and true vintage, where you can shop from our store in Leeds or our online Etsy page. We specialise in fashionable and vintage inspired products, hand picked for our discerning brides. We have many bridal designers selling online and within our shop, offering beautiful hand made products.

Our products range from bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, jewellery and accessories. We offer an in house couture service alongside our alterations service, from our Leeds branch so if you are dreaming of designing your own dress we can help you along the process by designing and making the dress of your dreams!

Have you already got a vintage gown, maybe your mum’s original wedding dress? Would you like us to customise or alter your gown for a perfect fit or to update the style for a modern look? We are professional dressmakers and a costumier and are available to do the alterations you need to make your gown as special as you are.
The wedding is a dream day for all brides! The Bridal Emporium was launched by designer Claire Amelia, after studying for 5 years in fashion, tailoring and historical costume and then going on to work in the wedding industry in some fabulous bridal shops in Yorkshire she was besotted with weddings.

Having a love for vintage, she found herself collecting vintage treasures and before she knew it she was selling vintage gowns to brides to be. This brought on the Bridal Emporium and her dream to start designing her own collection of couture gowns, knowing that brides love to be different on their wedding day. Visit Claire Amelia at The Bridal Emporium’s shop in the Grand Arcade, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 6PG.

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