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Pastor Real Estate sponsors Mayfair Awards for another year, as Jenny Packham is named Best Independent Fashion Boutique

Mayfair Awards

Jenny Packham has taken the coveted title of Best Independent Fashion Boutique in this year’s prestigious Mayfair Awards, at a star-studded ceremony held at London’s glamorous Ritz on 25th October, where Pastor Real Estate pledged its support once again as the event’s headline sponsor.

The ceremony saw a host of adored fashion designers in attendance, with Manolo Blahnik scooping Best New Opening, and Dior taking Best Showroom Design.

English actor Nigel Havers was at the ceremony
English actor Nigel Havers was at the ceremony

Meanwhile, Penhaligans was crowned Best Perfumer, as Mr. Fogg’s was recognised as the esteemed area of London’s very best cocktail bar.

Paul Thomas, florist to the Ritz, royalty and the stars, provided the floral arrangements for the ceremony, with scented candles from Roja Dove making for a relaxed and intimate atmosphere at the Ritz’s William Kent House. The event was designed by luxury event planner, Bruce Russell, and once again, proved to be an enjoyable occasion for all in attendance.

Organised by The Mayfair Magazine, The Mayfair Awards recognise the hard-working businesses, individuals and organisations that serve the area, with 17 different categories providing scope for recipients in an array of industries.

The coveted awards celebrate the very best of Mayfair
The coveted awards celebrate the very best of Mayfair

Hannah Lemon, Editor of The Mayfair Magazine, commented on the allure of the locale.

She said: “The Mayfair Magazine is delighted to be hosting The Mayfair Awards for the fifth year, to celebrate the people who invest so much in the community.

“The area’s rich history is as vibrant as ever, with the beautiful boutiques on Bond Street, the master tailors of Savile Row, and renowned art galleries – while new restaurants, plush renovations and art exhibitions add a breath of fresh air. The Mayfair Awards provides the chance to recognise these unique businesses, from the Best Independent Fashion Boutique to the Best Perfumer, as well as hardworking and talented individuals with the Local Hero and Outstanding Contribution to Mayfair awards.” 

Emma Willis and Style for Soldiers was named Best Charitable Initiative
Emma Willis and Style for Soldiers was named Best Charitable Initiative

Since the Duke of Westminster first developed Mayfair from a site that was, at the time, the location of a much-adored fayre in May, the enchanting area has become one of the most fashionable, elite and treasured parts of London.

David Lee, Head of Sales at headline sponsor, Pastor Real Estate, was one of the judges on the board of the awards. Reflecting on the strong collection of nominees, he said: “With such an incredible selection of entries from which to choose, and the fact that the standards are so high, it is a difficult decision to choose the most deserving finalists for each award, but luckily there are 8 of us on the awards panel to make the decisions together.”

This year's awards ceremony took place at The Ritz on October 25th
This year’s awards ceremony took place at The Ritz on October 25th

The Mayfair Award Winners 2016

Best New Opening – Manolo Blahnik
Best Independent Fashion Boutique – Jenny Packham
Best Showroom Design – Dior
Best Interiors Boutique – Mayfair Design Studio
Outstanding Contribution to Mayfair – The Residents’ Society of Mayfair and St James’
Local Hero Award – the street cleaners of Mayfair
Best Perfumer – Penhaligon’s
Best Independent Jewellers – Hancocks
Best Public Space – Grosvenor Square Gardens
Best Cocktail Bar – Mr. Fogg’s
Best Restaurant Experience – Scott’s
Best Hotel Suite – The Royal Suite at Claridge’s
Best Exhibition at an Art Gallery – Hockney
Best Display of Craftsmanship – Smythson
Best Local Event – Mount Street Christmas Lights
Best Charitable Initiative – Emma Willis and Style for Soldiers
Best Sustainability Initiative – The Browns Hotel and its partnership with CleanConscience