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Meet Sharon McPherson: 

Sharon has been a driving force in the British bridal industry for over 30 years. After studying Textiles, Fashion and Embroidery in Belfast and Birmingham, she interned with Irish bridalwear designer Isobel Love. Sharon has built many lasting friendships with brides, retailers, manufacturers and designers. As a Retail Bridalwear Association council member and judge of various national bridal awards she is deeply immersed in the bridal business, and it has become a huge part of who she is.

It is this unwavering focus on making sure every bride who comes through the door feels welcome and receives  the same exceptional "Opus" experience that meant our team was recognised with the top honour, Outstanding Contribution, at the most recent 2016 VOWS Awards. Judges comments:

 “Year after year they have illustrated the lengths that they have gone to in order to ensure the highest level of customer service is maintained,” said the judges. “They have proven themselves to be forward thinking and proactive. Their energy to satisfy their customers and deliver at the highest level seems to know no bounds. Every year they have invested in their staff and in their facilities to ensure their standards of service are maintained.”  

Since the awards began in 2005 Opus Couture has been nominated every year by our brides. Our success has been achieved through quality of service, experience and in-house expertise, which has been recognised by winning the VOWS Industry Award in 2016 and in 2006, 2010 and 2017 as Best Bridal Retailer in Scotland. Opus Couture have also been nominated for Best Bridal Retailer in Scotland for two years in a row for the British Bridal Buyer Awards.

Recent Awards:

2019 - Confetti Awards 2019 - Best Wedding Dress Retailer 

2018 - Business Excellence Award 2018 - Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

2017 - Independent Retailer of the Year 2017 - Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

           VOWS Awards 2017 - Best Bridal Retailer

           Association of Scottish Business Women - Professional of the Year 2017, 

           Manager Susan Lightbody

2016 - VOWS awards 2016 - Industry award for outstanding contribution

Opus have also been finalists for the following awards:

  • Best Performing Team of the Year Award for the Association of Scottish Business Women. 
  • Best Bridal Dress Retailer - VOWS Awards.
  • Owner Sharon McPherson for Independent Retail Business of the Year for The Scottish Women’s Awards.
  • Bridal Buyer Awards - Best Bridal Retailer
Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017
The Association of Scottish Business Women - Business Awards 2017
Bridal Buyer Awards 2016
The Scottish VOWS Awards 2017 Winner
The Scottish Women's Awards 2017
Business Excellence Ayrshire - Winner 2018 - Service Category
Winner Independent Retailer of the Year Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
Winner Independent Retailer of the Year Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
Winner Susan Lightbody Professional of the Year Association of Scottish Business Women
Winner Susan Lightbody Professional of the Year Association of Scottish Business Women
Business Excellence Awards
VOWS Award – Judges Choice for Outstanding Contribution.

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