Village shop in line for awards


Family owned independent store Jempson’s ‘Local’ in Northiam has been nominated as a finalist within three categories at this year’s Convenience Retail Awards.

They are: Best Small Store; Best Communication to Shoppers and Best New Store

The 1,100sq ft store opened on 20th March 2014 and the village Post Office was relocated within the store in May.

The Convenience Retail Awards, organised by Convenience Store and The Grocer, recognise the very best in convenience retailing. They celebrate outstanding achievement across convenience stores as a whole, as well as rewarding excellence in key specialist disciplines.

Stephen Jempson said: “Our congratulations to Claire, Chris and their team. To receive this recognition is an outstanding achievement we are very proud and would like to thank all our colleagues and customers for their continued support.”