The winner of the Newport Pagnell Independent Shop of the Year 2018 competition has been announced. Congratulations to The Wool Shop!
The competition organised by local MP Mark Lancaster took place over December and ended on Friday 18th January with almost 600 votes cast.
The Wool Shop took the title by just two votes ahead of No. 38 Vintage Emporium who were placed second with 107 votes.
The Wool Shop describes itself as a “mainly a brick and mortar yarn shop” they stock a good variety of yarns, patterns, books and tools for knitting and crochet. Clearly the shop is very much loved by local residents!
The competition was an opportunity for shoppers to appreciate the individuality, the level of personal service and sense of community on offer on Newport Pagnell’s high street. It is also important not to forget the role the high street plays in generating jobs and boosting the local economy.
Owner Ana Sanchez has been in the high street for almost 5 years and has built a strong sense of community with her regular knitting clubs with the odd lesson in Spanish thrown in!
Ana was thrilled to hear she’d won, “I love what I do and obviously my customers love what I do too!”
On sharing the news with the Wool Shop, Mark Lancaster commented, “Congratulations to the Wool Shop, it clearly has a special place in the hearts of Newport Pagnell’s residents and the wider community as its one of the last wool shops for miles around.”