town centre craft shop scoops national award
staff at a Burnham-On-Sea craft shop are celebrating this week
after scooping a top national award for a ninth year running!
the British Craft Awards in Birmingham on Sunday (February 15th),
Material Needs, which is based in Burnham High Street, scooped
the coveted national award for best overall retailer in the UK
for 2015. It was also named 'South West Stitching Retailer Of
shop's owners, John and Katharine Edwards, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
they are "thrilled and honoured" to have won the award.
said: "We are really pleased and proud that Material Needs
has been recognised in this way once again. It is a huge achievement,
not only for us at the shop, but for a small town like Burnham
year's competition was held online so no entries were made by
customers on the old paper route so we really didn't know how
we'd done or whether we'd won - it's been a lovely surprise! A
big thank you once again goes to all those who voted for us -
we are very grateful."
Burnham Chamber of Trade spokesman said: "Burnham has many
fantastic independent shops that are happy to go that extra mile
by delighting customers with top quality and service. Materials
Needs is a super example of this and is highly deserving of this
award. We offer John and Katherine our congratulations."
Bev Milner Simonds, Town Centre Manager, added: "Material
Needs have shown consistently high performance in these awards
and are firmly established as the South West's premier choice
for sewers and crafters. They are an asset to Burnham-On-Sea and
I wish them many congratulations."
The staff at Burnham's Material Needs celebrating this week