Could you be the next Local Shop of the Year?
In April we announced that Shropshire’s Own had won the Local Shop of the Year and Midlands region award. Winning awards like this can bring real business benefits and so we wanted to hear what a difference it had made to the team.
What is so special about the Farm Shop & Deli industry?
There are so many small scale, quality food producers out there, growing, rearing, cooking and making real food of higher quality and with flavours that simply aren't available in the mass produced, high volume supermarket sector.
How did you feel when you found out you had won the award?
We were totally blown away. To win our category was amazing but to win the overall title for the whole of the Midlands was unbelievable!
Why did you decide to enter these awards?
We loved the fact that they were judged by such leading figures in the industry, and we were keen to get some feedback on how we were doing. It was fantastic to receive this recognition.
How has winning helped your business?
It's been a real talking point in the area, and a great reward for everyone's hard work!
What advice would you give to those considering entering in 2017?
Don't be afraid, it doesn't cost anything to enter and it could be you next year!
Put your shop in the spotlight
See what a difference entering the Farm Shop & Deli Awards can make for your business. You can enter the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 before Friday 30th September.