The conclusion of a recent “Viva Las Vegas” promotion by Northern Ireland-based Holmes Wholesale Services was a casino night for invited customers and key suppliers, where customers had a chance of winning one of ten star prizes, including the headline prize of a one-week trip for two to Las Vegas staying at the luxurious Bellagio Hotel.
To qualify for one of the limited places at the casino night, Holmes customers earned “Holmes Dollars” each time they purchased from designated suppliers during the Viva Las Vegas promotion. The top-spending customers from each Holmes depot were then invited to the casino night with a partner to try their luck on the roulette, black jack and Chinese craps tables.
The winner of the trip to Las Vegas was Mark Murphy, owner of the XL Stop Shop in Fountain Street, Downpatrick, accompanied on the night by his mother Sheila Murphy. Mark and Sheila are both long-standing customers of Holmes, Newtownards, and Mark summed up their reaction on the night. “We were delighted to get an invitation to the evening and winning this great prize crowns off a fantastic evening with Holmes. The casino was great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed the generous hospitality”.
To win one of the star prizes, guests used their winnings from the casino to bid for sealed envelopes in a blind auction at the end of the night. Prizes were presented by Michael Hamilton, managing director of J J Haslett.