Barnitts, in York, win The Press Shop Of The Year 2009 competition

York Press: Barnitts staff celebrate their success in the Shop Of The Year Competition

9:48am Saturday 29th August 2009

MANY dozens of shops – from local butchers and city centre food outlets to suburban delis and remote village stores – were nominated for The Press Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: Sunnyside farm shop

York Press: Rachael Middleton, owner of the Sunnyside farm shop at Wiggington

1:12pm Tuesday 25th August 2009

A CUSTOMER of a York farm shop that has only been open for three months has nominated the business for The Press Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: Andrea Bainbridge bridal wear

York Press: From left, Tracy Sleightholme, Tracey Wilson and Andrea Bambridge, at the Andrea Bainbridge bridal wear shop in York

1:11pm Tuesday 25th August 2009

Bridal wear retailer Andrea Bambridge is also in the running to win the award.

Nomination: Home Farm at Beningbrough

York Press: Lucy Jackson in her Home Farm shop

1:07pm Tuesday 25th August 2009

A farm shop in contention is Home Farm at Beningbrough, near York.

Nomination: Mila Brides

York Press: Jo Millner, of Acomb-based Mila Brides

10:40am Saturday 22nd August 2009

A BRIDE-TO-BE has nominated the bridal shop from which she bought her wedding dress for The Press’s Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: S & A Barkers

York Press: Steve Barker, right, of S.A.Barker, of Allerton Drive, Nether Poppleton, with assistant Karl Slater

10:39am Saturday 22nd August 2009

VILLAGERS are always assured of a warm greeting when visiting S & A Barkers, in Nether Poppleton, says customer Nigel Peacock.

Nomination: Ken Spelman Books

York Press: Partner Tony Fothergill and staff member Susie Lockie-Bloore outside Ken Spelman Books, in Micklegate, York

9:54am Friday 21st August 2009

AN ANTIQUARIAN and rare book shop – described as one of the best in Britain – has been nominated for The Press Shop of the Year award.

Nomination: Jessops

York Press: Team leader Lynda Barnes, of Jessops, York

9:53am Friday 21st August 2009

A CAMERA shop has been nominated for the Shop Of The Year award by a local politician in recognition of its manager’s hard work – and its willingness to give him a job when he was unemployed and desperate for work.

Nomination: One

York Press: EXPERT OWNER: Anne McCrickard, of the One clothes shop in Peter Lane, York

9:52am Friday 21st August 2009

YORK is very lucky to have a “real gem” like One, says customer Carrie Geddes.

Nomination: Pextons

York Press: Johnny Hayes, of Pextons, in Bishopthorpe Road, York

11:48am Thursday 20th August 2009

A YORK hardware store described as the “hub of the community” has also been nominated for the Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: Burgins

York Press: June Yeo of the Burgins Perfumery in Coney Street, York

11:48am Thursday 20th August 2009

A PERFUMERY where staff can spend up to 20 minutes ensuring customers get the right fragrance is another business to be nominated for the Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: Krumbs Café

York Press: Angela Bennett, of Krumbs Café, in Tanner Row, York

11:47am Thursday 20th August 2009

IT provides not only delicious food but also training and work experience for adults with learning disabilities.

Nomination: Quartz Travel of Heworth

York Press: ‘CONSIDERATE’: Keith Muggeridge, of Quartz Travel

12:00pm Wednesday 19th August 2009

A TRAVEL agency has been hailed for saving the holiday of two York families after they were stranded at an airport.

Nomination: The Butchers Block

York Press: Matthew Cross, of The Butchers Block on Gerard Avenue, Burnholme, York, which has been  nominated for Shop Of The Year

9:17am Tuesday 18th August 2009

A BUTCHER’S shop which has been trading for less than two years has been nominated for The Press’ Shop Of The Year Award.

Nomination: Expressions

York Press: BOB DAVIES, OF EXPRESSIONS: “In a recession, you can’t stand still”!

9:23am Monday 17th August 2009

A VINTAGE and retro store which started life on York Market has been nominated for The Press’s Shop Of The Year Award.

Nomination: Martin Richardson Butchers and Deli

York Press: Members of staff Andrew Sanderson, with back, from left, James Mountford and Chris Brotton at Richardsons Butchers in Woodthorpe.

11:05am Friday 14th August 2009

AS WELL as providing “the most wonderful selection of locally-produced meat”, the latest competitor for The Press Shop Of The Year title is described as recreating “the essence of days gone by” by happy customers.

Nomination: Get Your Frocks Off

York Press: Jacey Lamerton, of Get Your Frocks Off, in Goodramgate, York

11:17am Thursday 13th August 2009

THE latest contender for The Press Shop Of The Year award has been described as a “little slice of heaven that is shaking up the perception that second hand clothes are cheap and nasty.”

Nomination: Circles Café

York Press: Owner Rose Donaghy, front, and senior staff member Sarah Stafford in the garden of Circles Café

1:28pm Wednesday 12th August 2009

A RECESSION-BUSTING coffee house where the staff have become like a close-knit family is today’s contender for The Press Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: Foxwood Newsagents

York Press: Danny Langstaff, manager at Foxwood Newsagents.

12:06pm Tuesday 11th August 2009

IT’S the kind of shop where staff go “that extra mile” for their customers – and now Foxwood Newsagents has been nominated for The Press Shop Of The Year award.

Nomination: Pavers

York Press: Victoria Shaw, assistant  manager at Pavers in Piccadilly, York, with some of the wide range of footwear for sale.

9:01am Saturday 8th August 2009

ABOUT 30 years ago, Cathy Paver opened a shoe shop in York. Today, there are dozens of Pavers stores across the British Isles and although Mrs Paver, who is now in her 80s, has officially retired she still keeps a hand in the business, going to the company’s head office every day.

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