"We were so proud to have won the award. It was a stunning night and I was delighted to have been recognised by people in the industry for my work. A big article appeared in the local paper about us winning a few days later and you would not believe the amount of people who came in saying, ’We’ve just seen you in the newspaper.’ Our customers were thrilled we had won the award.
"I even received an email from an old friend whom I hadn’t spoken to in over 30 years. We’re a small family business, so this award meant a lot to us.
"We put the trophy in the shop and the certificate on the wall so that all our customers could see."