Great Yarmouth businesses recognised by MP

Three local businesses have been recognised by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis for the role they pla

Three local businesses have been recognised by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis for the role they play in shaping the local community, including The Courtyard Guesthouse. Pictured are owners Donna and Gareth Brooks with Brandon Lewis. - Credit: Supplied

Three local businesses have been recognised by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis for the role they play in shaping the local community.

Three local businesses have been recognised by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis for the role they pla

Three local businesses have been recognised by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis for the role they play in shaping the local community, including Haven Flooring. Pictured is owner Jenni with Brandon Lewis. - Credit: Supplied

Over the last few months, residents have been busy nominating their favourite spots in three categories, hospitality venues, high street shops and tourist attractions.

And now, Mr Lewis has awarded certificates to the worthy winners.

In the high street shops category, Haven Flooring cleaned the floor with the competition. Courtyard Guest House proved most hospitable to votes in the hospitality venues category. And for tourist attractions, Retroskate skated to victory.

Jenni from Haven Floring said: 'Haven Flooring Company were pleased to be nominated and receive the winning award. We fully support this award scheme in the town as it highlights and keeps the focus on the diversity of shops and services available in the town centre.'

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Glenn Wicks and Gaynor Read ready to launch their new roller-skating rink at Yarmouth.Photo: Andy DarnellCopy: Liz CoatesFor: GYMArchant © 2009 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2009

'Having exposure within this competition has helped raise the profile of Haven Flooring Company, and seen a steady increase in customers calling into our shop as well as an increase in footfall and interest in the shops in Broad Row.'

Gareth Brooks, owner of The Courtyard Guest House, in Trafalgar Road, said: 'It's our first year of being open here and it really puts all the hard work into perspective. We've chosen to open all year, so to know it was all local people who nominated us is lovely. Onwards and upwards now!'

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Gaynor Read, from Retroskate, added: 'We're ecstatic, especially in light of everything we're going through, it's another string to our bow which shows how important we are to our community.'

Yarmouth Greats will be a biennial competition organised by Brandon Lewis MP and the next chance to nominate your favourite business will be in 2017. Certificates have already been presented to Haven Flooring and The courtyard Guest House, while Retroskate will receive theirs in December.

Mr Lewis said: 'I'm delighted that so many people in Great Yarmouth took the time to show their appreciation for the many excellent local shops and attractions we have in Great Yarmouth.

'Local businesses play a massive role in shaping our community and I am delighted to be able to award certificates to Haven Flooring, the Courtyard Guest House and Retroskate, all of whom are clearly much appreciated by the people of Great Yarmouth.'