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Hello,

I am thrilled to let you know that Love Aroma won ‘Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Gifts‘ at The Greats 2016 Gift Retailer Awards 2016 held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

It was a total surprise as we beat off stiff competition from other gift shops from around the country!

The accolade of Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Gifts is awarded to stores that have demonstrated excellence in all areas across the retail spectrum over the last year, including product range, product knowledge, staff training, customer care, marketing and promotion, windows and product display, as well as commitment to the gift sector.

Lewis Love and I were lucky enough to get all dressed up and attend the award ceremony with some of our favourite suppliers. We were so excited to be presented with the massive trophy by Bill Turnbull, BBC newsreader and Strictly Come Dancing contestant who was lovely. We are going to take the trophy to each of our stores so they can share this success with our customers and each team member gets the chance to feel how heavy it is!

We now have our fingers crossed for the Derby Telegraph Business Awards where we are Finalists for Retail Business of the Year for the second year running! I love an excuse to get dressed up and drink a glass of fizz (or two)!