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Sixth of seven shop of the month winners named


THERE’S just one more winner to go in Cherry Orchard’s Shop Of The Month competition as Gem Cards in Strood, Kent, have been named top for November.

The family-run business were picked as the sixth winners with just the December prize to be awarded before all seven are put forward to the Grand Prize Draw where one will be presented with £1,000 worth of stock at Spring Fair in February.
Gem Cards owner Diana Scott, pictured with Jo Bennett, Cherry Orchard’s sales manager for central and south London, said: “We’re very pleased to receive this award. We try to go the extra mile for our customers, offering a great range of quality products to choose from and our focus is on providing excellent customer service, so to have all our hard work recognised is indeed an honour and a credit to our dedicated team.
“The award doesn't just represent our shop displays and friendly customer
service, but also the attention to detail and focus on quality in the production of the cards and accessories that our suppliers provide us with.”
The competition is being run by Cherry Orchard to encourage their independent retail stockists to promote their shops as well as rewarding those that provide a wide range of good quality products and high standards of service to bring people back into the independent sector.
Retailers enter a photograph of their shop which is posted on the publisher’s social network sites, so they can then share with customers to promote the business and products.
The judging panel at the publishers consider the presentation of the products, the service to customers and any other incentives that are on offer to encourage shoppers.
This award recognises the dedication of the team behind the shop counter.
It shows to the consumer that buying from independents offers a unique shopping experience and it will encourage more outlets to join in and get recognition for their own shop.
Diana added: “Gem Cards have built up an excellent relationship over the years with suppliers to ensure our customers can find exactly what they’re looking for when they come into the shop.
“Achieving the award lets our customers know they are being served by a committed team of people who are dedicated to what they do. It’s a great achievement.”

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