Norwich Wilko reaches final in Store of the Year competition

L-R James Eden (Operation Manager) Natasha Forbes-Stewart (Customer Service Assistant) Jack Hughes (

L-R James Eden (Operation Manager) Natasha Forbes-Stewart (Customer Service Assistant) Jack Hughes (Customer Service Assistant) Dawn Impey (Service Manager) Hiram Saunders (Store Manager) Lisa Wilkinson ( Family Director) Aidan Connolly (CFO) Joshua Mills (Operations Supervisor) Jordan Richards (Customer Service Assistant) Picture: Hiram Saunders - Credit: Archant

Wilko's Norwich branch is one of four stores across the country in the running for Wilko's Overall Store of the Year 2016 Award.

Located on St Stephens Street in the city centre, the household, DIY and homewear shop has seen off competition from over 400 others in the UK.

The sizeable store is up against Burton on Trent, Thamesmead and Falkirk to win the title.

Store manager, Hiram Saunders, said: 'We were chosen as finalists because of exceptional standards across the store, great customer service and great atmosphere.

'It's all about what a customer would expect and the experience they have when they're here.


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'They liked how we carried Christmas around the store.'

He added, 'It makes me very proud as the Store Manager and the journey the team have been on to bring the store to the high standard it is today.

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'Everything we do is around our customers and getting the store ready for a great Christmas shopping experience is the start of what I expect to be a great place to shop this Christmas.

'I also believe our Wilko customer family can get most of the festive shopping list ticked off there to do list at Wilko.'

The results will be announced this afternoon.

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