greetings card shop in the running for top award
Burnham-On-Sea shop has been selected as one of the finalists
in a nationwide competition to find the UK's best independent
greetings card shops.
based on Burnham High Street, has been chosen as one of the five
finalists in the south west for the RETAS awards, which shine
the spotlight on the South West's top independent card shops.
from the Burnham store will be travelling to London's Dorchester
Hotel on July 10th when the overall winner will be announced at
a special awards ceremony.
ceremony is a glitzy event attended by hundreds of bosses from
the retail industry.
and Karen Lyons took over Sentiments in April 2012 and, together
with their hardworking and loyal staff, they set about revitalising
the shop, bringing in many new niche suppliers of both cards and
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am absolutely thrilled to reach
the finals in our first year and this reflects the tremendous
effort and hard work put in by the whole team in that period."
addition to the shop reaching the finals, Manageress Lauren Keen
(pictured with John outside the shop) is one of the finalists
for the RETAS 'Greeting Card Retail Employee of the Year' Award.
This is a national award for both the multiple and independent
greetings card retailers.
surprise was doubly great as she was not even aware she had been
Manageress Lauren Keen with owner John Lyons outside the shop