Card shop nominated as best in South West

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 May 2014

John and Karen Lyons, owners of Sentiments greeting card shop in Burnham, which has been recognised as amongst the best in the South West by the RETAS awards.

John and Karen Lyons, owners of Sentiments greeting card shop in Burnham, which has been recognised as amongst the best in the South West by the RETAS awards.

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A GREETING card retailer from Burnham has been given a stamp of approval, with the business reaching the final of a prestigious national competition.

Sentiments, based in Burnham High Street, has been shortlisted as one of the best greeting card retailers in the South West for this year’s Retas, the industry’s only national awards event.

Lauren Keen, the shop manager, has also been nominated in the category of employee of the year. It is the second time in two years both have reached the finals of the awards.

The shop has been owned by John and Karen Lyons since April 2012. Since taking over the couple have brought in a number of niche gifts and card choices.

Mr Lyons said: “I am absolutely thrilled for us to reach the finals for the second straight year, and this reflects the tremendous effort and hard work put in by the whole team in that period.”

The overall winners will be announced at an awards lunch at the Dorchester Hotel in London on July 9.

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