A SHOP in Westbourne is in the running for a national award that recognises the best homeware and gift retailers.
Scape Interiors West Ltd, a family-run business in Westbourne’s Arcade, is a finalist in the Best Lifestyle, Homewares and Gifts Retailer category at the Greats Awards.
The Greats Awards, to be held at London’s Savoy Hotel on May 8, are organised by Progressive Gifts and Home, with finalists decided following an industry-wide poll of trade suppliers, reps and agents, followed by validation by a panel of experts.
Scape Interiors West owner Justin Brandon said: “We are massively proud of receiving such fantastic recognition. We started our business in the Westbourne Arcade at the beginning of the recession. We have been designing our own wooden furniture and sourcing unique homewares from around the world for six years now.
“We have built up a strong relationship with a few selected overseas suppliers over the years, and we are also able to cater for commercial clients including hotels, business offices, restaurants, nursing homes and public houses, supplying robust, durable, hardwood furniture at an affordable price and from sustainable sources.
“We have a strong fair trade ethos and strive to ensure our overseas suppliers receive a fair price, so that the men and women creating the products take home a good local living wage.''
The shop previously won the award for Most Innovative Display in the 2013 Bournemouth Christmas window display competition, as well as coming runner-up in the Best Independent category.