Articles - Canoe & Kayak UK Retailer of the Year 2011 - Winner - AS Watersports

2011 Canoe & Kayak UK Awards
2011 Canoe & Kayak UK Awards
Canoe & Kayak UK Editorial - Posted on 10 Dec 2011
AS Watersports - ExeterThe Staff of Canoe & Kayak shop AS Watersports in Exeter, Devon
This was a category that we opened up to voting by the paddling public and it was hard fought to say the least. In these days of online shopping we were glad to see that so many of you were passionate about supporting your local retailer. We think a good retailer is about so much more than just providing the cheapest price and from your responses it was clear that you agree. We were looking for a shop that alongside providing good levels of varied stock also went the extra mile to see that their customers got the boat and kit that was right for them and did everything in their power to help enhance the customer experience. From free mini-coaching sessions to help beginners get started, to organising group paddles and events, to supporting their local canoe clubs and generally acting as a vital hub and font of all knowledge to the paddlers in their region. It was clear that the eventual winners award were doing all of that and more so it gives us great pleasure to declare AS Watersports our 2011 CKUK Retailer of the Year.

Visit the excellent AS Watersports website to check out the latest gear, boats and deals HERE

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