NORTHWICH Art Shop beat stiff competition to win a prestigious regional award.
The store, located on Witton Street, was named the 2017 Best Arts and Crafts Supplier at the North West Enterprise Awards, after taking on the challenge of many large companies.
Owner Phil Bower was shocked when he found out his customers had nominated the store for the award.
“It’s great to know that our customers have such great regard for us and I would like to know who appointed us so that I can thank you,” he said.
“When we heard it made us very proud – we’ve worked hard since taking over the business over three years ago to create a business that meets the needs of our creative community and hopefully inspire people to participate in the arts.
“I know many great arts and crafts retailers in the area, so winning is almost beyond our wildest dreams.”
Mark Henshaw, Head of Northwich BID, added: “I know people come from far and wide to buy supplies and get advice from the Northwich Art Shop and this is highly regarded by the art community not only in Cheshire but also in all of the northwest.
“We have so many amazing independent businesses here in Northwich and it’s always great when they receive recognition and awards from national organizations because they deserve it.”