“Comerç de Barcelona” Awards
Barcelona is a dynamic, creative and open city, boasting a broad range of cultural and business offers acclaimed throughout Europe, notable among which are those from its retailers and associations, which represent a source of wealth and act as the cornerstone to city life. Commerce is an essential part of our society. Perseverance, impetus and reinvention of Barcelona's shops provide continuity to a quality commercial model.
To give recognition to the contribution made by our retailers, Barcelona City Council organises an award through the Councillor's Office of Economic Promotion, Commerce, Markets and Tourism, entitled «Comerç de Barcelona». The event was first held in 1997, to pay tribute to the commercial sector's efforts and its contributions towards continuity in our local commercial model and our city's economic promotion.
The prize has gradually established itself as a benchmark event in Barcelona and as a veritable annual meeting point for the organisations and associations that make up Barcelona's commerce.
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Best Business Initiative Award
Recognises the initiatives of retailers that make a significant contribution to the city's retail sector through their sales system, products, location, service delivery to consumers etc. The initiative must have started in 2013
Award for Best Group Initiative to Boost Commerce in the City
Recognises a private group initiative that represents a significant contribution to revitalising commerce in a city area or street, a specific commercial subsector or city commerce as a whole. The initiative must have been launched by a non-profit association.
It must have been implemented wholly or in part during 2013.
Albert González Award for helping to promote and raise the profile of the city's retail sector
Recognises Barcelona retailers whose long careers have contributed to, supported or boosted the city's retail trade.
Best Premises Award.
In recognition of the uniqueness of certain retail premises that offer a distinctive image of Barcelona commerce, thanks to their decorative features, their range of products, their age, their quality of consumer service, etc.
Barcelona, Best Markets in the World Award.
An award offered by the Barcelona Institute for Municipal Markets (IMMB), which will draw up its terms and conditions and establish the deadline for entries as well as the place where the necessary documents will have to be presented. IMMB will also appoint the award panel. The award will be presented along with those for the other categories. For more information, go to the markets' website: www.bcn.cat/mercats.
Best Sustainable Business Award
Recognises a retail establishment that has adopted social and environmental criteria in relation to its products and the services it offers to consumers. Takes account of initiatives aimed at the responsible use of resources (energy, water, materials), at reducing waste and, in general, at raising consumer awareness of the concept of sustainability.
Local Shopping Culture Award
Recognises individuals, associations, initiatives, establishments and projects that, through their experience or work in the area of local shopping culture, had an impact on Barcelona's cultural development throughout 2013.
Shop Accessibility Award
Recognises a retail establishment whose initiatives help to improve customer care and satisfaction for people with disabilities, by providing goods, facilities, services, tools and/or environments that everyone can use.