We were all delighted when we were shortlisted for the Best Large Independent Retailer category in the Carlisle Living Awards 2014 so you can imagine our reaction to winning the Award!
3 of us – Roy Sweetman, Bill McIntosh and Anita Sweetman – booked to attend the Awards night at Garden at Eden on Thursday 4 September. We were up against some tough competition, Country House Outdoor, Peter Jackson, Peter Tyson and our near neighbours, Dickensons – so we were very pleased to be a finalist.
David Jackson the Commercial Director from the Lanes Shopping Centre presented the award as the sponsor in our category and, after the shock announcement, we collected it on behalf of all at Town and Country Interiors. There were no big speeches, just the dreaded pictures, so then we had a group photograph with our award and it was on to the next category.
The highlight for all of us was hearing some of the comments that had been made by those who nominated us:
‘London style in a regional setting’
‘First class service’
‘I had my kitchen designed and fitted by them seven years ago and it’s as perfect as the day it went in’
These comments mean a great deal to us as and we want a huge thank you to reach out to all our customers for nominating us, voting for us and, of course, for recommending us to friends and family too. We have a great team here and we have fabulous customers too.