Gallery Direct has won Business of the Year at this year’s Swale Business Awards, which recognise local excellence in the Kent borough.
The judges look at financial performance, entrepreneurial spirit, environmental credentials, marketing skills, community links, staff welfare and a range of other attributes.
Peter Delaney, MD of Gallery, comments: “Following winning the Sittingbourne Business of the Year award in 2016, we are thrilled to have gone one better to win the overall Swale Business of the Year this time.
"We beat a lot of strong competition, from some excellent local businesses across Swale. Last year we impressed the judges with the huge strides made to improve our infrastructure – enlarging the warehouse, creating a delivery fleet, etc – to give us a first-class trading platform.
"This year, the theme we presented to the judges was the two main pillars of our business - Product and People, the critical ingredients that make our business tick. And it won the judges over unanimously. It’s what we are all about and at the core of our business.
"I’m incredibly proud of the whole team. We are building an outstanding business together, and we all play an important role in its success.”
Gallery plans to continue to develop the business from its Kent premises, which includes a head office and 130,000 sqft warehouse, along with a large showroom. The company's growth strategy features focused customer service, and high-quality, competitively-priced, design-led products.