Four Carrick retailers among finalists

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Four Carrick retailers are among finalists in this year’s Northern Ireland Independent Retailer Awards.

Nook Living, Madigan Pro-Bike Centre, Carrick Pet store and Martin Phillips Carpets are in the running for top awards.

Nook Living at Sullatober Mill is one of the finalists in the Independent Gift Shop of the Year category.

“Nook Living is so delighted that as a relatively new business, we have had so much support from the people of Carrickfergus and the surrounding area. We feel very lucky to have been nominated with some amazing stores in Northern Ireland, including some other retailers from Carrickfergus and we wish everyone of them the best in the respective categories.”

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Awards, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the second Northern Ireland Independent Retail Awards 2019.

“Independent retailers are an integral part of the country’s high streets, offering a diverse range of niche products and services to the residents.

“According to Indie Retail, for every £1 spent with a local, independent business, between 50p to 70p circulates back into that local economy. These awards will celebrate the retailers that own small chains whose work often goes unnoticed.

“It is time to thank everyone that serves the local high streets in the best possible way and reward those for not only focusing on meeting customers’ expectations, but delivering services at a high standard as well.

“We would like to congratulate everyone for being shortlisted and we can’t wait to welcome all guests and deliver a memorable event.”