Bishopthorpe Road cookshop couple bring home trophy from national awards

ACCOLADE: Frankie and Johnny Hayes in their award-winning cook shop in Bishopthorpe Road, York

ACCOLADE: Frankie and Johnny Hayes in their award-winning cook shop in Bishopthorpe Road, York

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A YORK kitchenware retailer has brought home the silverware after being named Britain’s Best Cookshop in the North.

Frankie and Johnny’s Cookshop won the title at the Housewares Conference and Innovation Awards, held at Wokefield Park in Berkshire.

Hundreds of industry representatives gathered to enjoy the awards ceremony, organised by Housewares Trade Magazine.

Frankie and Johnny Hayes, who were nominated by their suppliers and wholesalers, were thrilled to bring home a trophy.

The prize plate is now proudly on display at the couple's shop in Bishopthorpe Road.

The Mr and Mrs Hayes opened their shop two-and-a- half years ago stocking cookware, sugarcraft supplies, gifts and cards.

Mrs Hayes said: “We really did not think we would win anything. We were very happy just to be in the final. We’re only a small shop and we really did not expect this at all.”

In awarding the title of Best Cookshop in the North judges said: “It was the friendly and homely feel in the shop that won it for Frankie & Johnny’s.”

Mr Hayes added: “This award is all down to the hard work of my wife Frankie as I am just the tea boy. She loves the shop and works hard to give a brilliant service. The homely feeling that the judges mentioned is the result.

"We are both very proud of our little shop and are both a bit stunned by its success.”

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9:18am Thu 24 Apr 14

BKKYorkshireboy says...

Congrats to Frankie, Johnny and Monty! Lovely people and great shop!!
Congrats to Frankie, Johnny and Monty! Lovely people and great shop!! BKKYorkshireboy
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11:13am Thu 24 Apr 14

Blimp says...

They won a similar award when they had Pextons a few years ago, and both are well-deserved.

Bishy-road locals incur magazine prizes?

Brilliant, love it! More please.
They won a similar award when they had Pextons a few years ago, and both are well-deserved. Bishy-road locals incur magazine prizes? Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
  • Score: 15

9:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

eeoodares says...

A lovely couple who add so much to their neighbourhood. The award could not have gone to better people.
A lovely couple who add so much to their neighbourhood. The award could not have gone to better people. eeoodares
  • Score: 3

9:37am Sat 26 Apr 14

iYorky says...

Amazing, well done! This couldn't have gone to a friendlier and more amazing couple. They transformed Pextons (with the current owners only developing that hard work further) and now they've created a beautiful shop that adds to the vibrant identity of Bishy Road.
Amazing, well done! This couldn't have gone to a friendlier and more amazing couple. They transformed Pextons (with the current owners only developing that hard work further) and now they've created a beautiful shop that adds to the vibrant identity of Bishy Road. iYorky
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