It’s top of the shops for High Blan­tyre store

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High Blan­tyre’s Fam­ily Shop­per and Post Of­fice has achieved two cov­eted awards in the fi­nals of the pres­ti­gious In­de­pen­dent Achiev­ers Academy (IAA) Awards.

The top award of 2018 Over­all Best Shop went to the fam­ily-run store at 190 Main Street, which took on a Post Of­fice in Au­gust 2016.

Post­mas­ter Mo Raz­zaq was also de­lighted to be pre­sented with the Dig­i­tal En­gage­ment Award at the IAA gala awards din­ner in Lon­don on No­vem­ber 22.

IAA award judges said:“thanks to his dig­i­tal in­no­va­tions and ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing a dessert and break­fast bar, Mo has cre­ated a mem­o­rable shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for all his cus­tomers.

“His con­tin­ued work on so­cial me­dia to en­gage shop­pers with new pro­mo­tions, along with his con­tin­ued am­bi­tion to im­prove his store, is why Mo con­tin­ues to main­tain his store foot­fall.”

High Blan­tyre Fam­ily Shop­per is com­mu­nity-minded and fo­cuses on dig­i­tal en­gage­ment and re­tail in­no­va­tion to ben­e­fit cus­tomers – and this in­cludes free Wi-fi within the store and power points and wire­less points for cus­tomers to charge their phones as well.

Mo Raz­zaq, said:“i am ab­so­lutely thrilled to be named Over­all Best Shop and to be recog­nised for our dig­i­tal en­gage­ment.

“At Fam­ily Shop­per, we be­lieve in look­ing after our cus­tomers and every­one around us, we pride our­selves in work­ing closely with the com­mu­nity, char­i­ties and lo­cal busi­nesses.

“We put our shop­pers first and are al­ways look­ing to add value to their daily life, by de­liv­er­ing the best bar­gains ev­ery day.”

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