This week we attended a major retail awards event in London. Josh and I were invited because we were shortlisted for the ‘spirit of the community award’ for independent convenience store owners who go above and beyond the call of duty to benefit their community.
Although we didn’t win, it was a massive honour to be in the final and has promoted our village shop amongst leading retailers and major brand suppliers in the UK. Our shop was featured in the award brochure and 1000+ guests were given a gift bag that included a magazine with a double page feature about the shop.
Being placed in the top three out of thousands of independent convenience shops in the country is great recognition for all our hard work, especially as we were the only nominees representing the south west region.