UK Enterprise Awards 2021

162 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 Apr21628 Best Family-Owned Retail Art Gallery - the Midlands & SME News Art Connoisseur Customer Service Excellence Award Proud to exhibit a unique collection of original, limited edition, and sculptural artwork that is available for sale, Wingates Gallery runs two galleries in the Leicestershire area. We speak to owners, Andrew & Kathryn Cartwright, about what sets the firm apart from others. Wingates Gallery is a family owned, fully independent business with galleries in Market Harborough and Leicester. Run by husband-and-wife duo, Andrew and Kathryn Cartwright, the dedicated and enthusiastic team at Wingates Gallery prides itself on extending a warm and friendly welcome to all customers, offering great service, a fantastic choice of original and limited-edition art and handmade sculpture whilst allowing visitors the space to come and enjoy the art on display in their own time. “We are driven by our enthusiasm and passion for finding amazing new artists from around the UK and further afield who are creating exceptional, original art at affordable prices,” explains Kathryn. “We want to offer our customers a truly unique selection of artists which are not available as a collection in any other gallery.” And this is exactly what Wingates Gallery does: you’ll find UK exclusive original artwork from the likes of Mireia Serra, Samantha Greenhill and Danny O’Connor, and unique collections from Rozanne Bell, Andrew Grant Kurtis and Sue Tinkler. They also offer a full bespoke framing service as well as regular events featuring Meet The Artist exhibitions and Master Classes throughout the year. In addition to all this, Wingates Gallery also offers the following additional customer- focussed services: Home Approval: Offering customers the chance to view your favourite art at home to make the decision easier for you. Wingates Gallery will bring any pictures to their customers within 30 miles of either gallery. Present Shopping: For those seeking a wedding, anniversary or birthday present or have a celebration that calls for something special and memorable, just ask Wingates Gallery for ideas. You could even group together and buy a piece of art that your friends or family like or a gift voucher that they can use for themselves. As Wingates Gallery works closely with many of the artists, you could consider commissioning a piece of art personal to you. Sound expensive? Not at all, the artists do not charge commission fees on the whole so this does not have to break the bank either! “We firmly believe that customer service is King,” says Andrew. “We build long term relationships with our customers by understanding what they actually want. This, coupled with our attention to detail and our unique collection of art, is what truly sets us apart from our competitors.” Contact: Andrew Cartwright Company: Wingates Gallery Web Address: