We are really excited to have been shortlisted for the Retail Industry Awards in the category of best Post Office Independent Business. Why are we excited? Because it recognises that we like doing what "it says on the tin". We like being a Post Office. We like being an independent business. We like the fact that we can join the dots up and we really like the fact that somebody who may give us an award for it!
Of course, there's a bit more to it than that. The judges are looking for a business that offers good customer service. We like to think that we do - and we have to thank our staff for that. The judges are also looking for a business that is involved with the community - and we have to thank our community for that. Southwold is a great place to live and work. We like to be involved with the community because of that and we like to think that we manage to put a bit back as a result.
The awards ceremony is on the 24th of September at The Grosvenor House. We are going as guests of Post Office Ltd who are kindly arranging for us to get there as well. Will we win? Well, there are three strong competitors who will be asking themselves the same question. Obviously we'd be very happy if we did. But actually, we're very pleased just to be recognised for doing what we enjoy doing.