OWNERS of Biggar boutique Plaisir are celebrating after the shop was named Best Newcomer for the North and Scotland in the Greats Independent Gift Retailer Awards 2011.
Launched by professional actors Clare Yuille and Anthony Bowers in August 2009, Plaisir offers a colourful range of fashion, homewares and gifts.
The shop was chosen from a shortlist of five by a panel of industry experts and the award was presented at a ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in London on May 19.
The Greats Awards are organised by Progressive Gifts and Home Worldwide and recognise not only the top independent and multiple gift retailers in the country but also one-off niche retailers, garden centres, supermarkets and outstanding retail employees.
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