Tickets remain on sale for the 2014 Retailer of the Year awards.

All short-listed traders will be invited to attend the gala awards dinner at the Alban Arena on Monday, June 23.

And you can join them by purchasing a ticket for £6 from the Tourism Information Centre, in the Town Hall, Market Place, St Albans.

Last year Alternative Barbering Co. in George Street was announced as the year’s overall Retailer of the Year after winning the Hair and Beauty category. The evening’s first award, Specialist Shop, went to Waterstones in St Peters Street.

Up next was the Food and Drink category, presented to Hatch, in the Maltings.

John's Fabrics was named the winner of the Markets Traders category before Alternative Barbering took hair and beauty.

The 2013 Star Award, which was introduced in 2010 to reward traders that go that little bit further, went to bird seed market trader, Colin Wright.

Carousel The Handbag Boutique took the Fashion and Accessories category and L’Italiana was named the winner of the Cafes and Restaurants prize

The short-listed traders for the 2014 Retailer of the Year Awards are:

Specialist Shops

Chantilly Interiors, Catherine Street
Empire Records, Heritage Close 
Pots of Art, Holywell Hill    
Printed Clothing Ltd, Verulam Road
Steamer Trading Cook Shop, St Peters Street

Fashion & Accessories

Gladrags, Heritage Close
Little Viking, George Street
Long Tall Sally, George Street
Roman, The Maltings
The Dressing Room, High Street

Cafes & Restaurants

Brasserie Blanc, Verulam Road
Jamie's Italian, Chequer Street
L'Italiana, French Row 
Thompson@ Darcy's Restaurant
Verdi's Trattoria, Clarence Road

Market Traders

Alban Blinds
Anthony Lewis Photography
Card Stall Sisters
Carpet Walker

Food & Drink

Baked Nation,  Victoria Street
Hotel Chocolat, Chequer Street
Simmons Baker, French Row
Tomoka Spirits, Christopher Place
West Cornwall Pasty Co, Market Place

Hair & Beauty

Alternative Barbering Co, George Street
Champneys, Market Place
Elles. Es Hair Studio, Victoria Street 
Greys Hairdressing,  Christopher Place
Lush, The Maltings