Stationery store up for two awards

Worcester News: 2114603301. 20/05/14. Sean Austin from Austin & Co with chocolate labrador 'Nessa'. The shop on Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern has been nominated in two categories at this year's Greeting Card Retailing Awards. Picture by Nick Toogood. (640020 2114603301. 20/05/14. Sean Austin from Austin & Co with chocolate labrador 'Nessa'. The shop on Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern has been nominated in two categories at this year's Greeting Card Retailing Awards. Picture by Nick Toogood. (640020

A STATIONERY store has been named among the very best greeting card retailers in the UK.

Austin & Co of Great Malvern has been named as a finalist in two categories of this year’s greeting card retailing awards - also known as the Retas.

The Belle Vue Terrace shop is up for Best New Greeting Card Retailer and Best Greeting Card Retailer Initiative for its Christmas campaign video featuring owner Sean Austin's chocolate Labrador Nessa, which also featured in the Gazette's Very Malvern campaign to support local businesses during the festive season.

Mr Austin said: “Two nominations from your industry peers is recognition of the time, money and work that we have invested in creating a shopping experience that is so different from the normal offer from the High Street chain stores.

"We are particularly proud of our Christmas campaign video that was seen by over 11, 000 people on our Facebook page”.

Mr Austin added: “This is an example of just because you are a small independent trader, there is nothing to stop you thinking big. We’re looking forward to competing against others in that category that include brands such as Paperchase and Fortnum & Mason.”

Earlier this year, UK greeting card publishers, card reps and agents nominated the retailers they felt to be the worthy winners in each of the categories.

The Retas, launched in 2005 by Progressive Greetings Worldwide magazine, recognise excellence across the whole retail spectrum, from independents on the high streets, to the mini chains, national multiples, garden centres, department stores and supermarkets.

The winners will be revealed at an awards event at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday, July 9.

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10:40am Fri 23 May 14

Roger5 says...

It isn't a moving shop then? (Stationery is what they sell!)
It isn't a moving shop then? (Stationery is what they sell!) Roger5
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10:47am Fri 23 May 14

truth must out says...

Proof reader on holiday again....!!!!
Proof reader on holiday again....!!!! truth must out
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11:04am Fri 23 May 14

CJH says...

Does anyone at WN ever read this stuff? And care enough to do something about it? If you actually pay to access the WN full website do you get correct spelling and grammar?
Does anyone at WN ever read this stuff? And care enough to do something about it? If you actually pay to access the WN full website do you get correct spelling and grammar? CJH
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11:38am Fri 23 May 14

Robot 3021 says...

So glad to hear that you're not moving,
We're happy you're going to stay.
Where would we buy our pens and ink,
If you'd gone away?
So glad to hear that you're not moving, We're happy you're going to stay. Where would we buy our pens and ink, If you'd gone away? Robot 3021
  • Score: 5

7:49pm Fri 23 May 14

sequencer says...

I understand the pun about them not moving but don't understand why everyone else seems to think the name of the type of store is incorrect?
See below-
The word stationery (with an e) means writing and office supplies
The word stationary (with an a) means not moving or still.

Use the e in stationery to remind you of envelope.

Read more at http://www.grammar-m
onster.com/easily_co
nfused/stationary_st
ationery.htm#f5LdSG8
MBlDWVuZA.99
I understand the pun about them not moving but don't understand why everyone else seems to think the name of the type of store is incorrect? See below- The word stationery (with an e) means writing and office supplies The word stationary (with an a) means not moving or still. Use the e in stationery to remind you of envelope. Read more at http://www.grammar-m onster.com/easily_co nfused/stationary_st ationery.htm#f5LdSG8 MBlDWVuZA.99 sequencer
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10:20pm Fri 23 May 14

CJH says...

sequencer wrote:
I understand the pun about them not moving but don't understand why everyone else seems to think the name of the type of store is incorrect?
See below-
The word stationery (with an e) means writing and office supplies
The word stationary (with an a) means not moving or still.

Use the e in stationery to remind you of envelope.

Read more at http://www.grammar-m

onster.com/easily_co

nfused/stationary_st

ationery.htm#f5LdSG8

MBlDWVuZA.99
They corrected the spelling in the headline and article since we pointed out their mistake! You are not seeing the original now, which was 'stationary store'. Look at the link - that's not been put right, it still has the headline as it was first written. Did you really think that we'd all got it wrong? It didn't start off as a pun, but yet another spelling mistake. We were taking the whatnot. Honestly, it's like shooting fish in a barrel...
[quote][p][bold]sequencer[/bold] wrote: I understand the pun about them not moving but don't understand why everyone else seems to think the name of the type of store is incorrect? See below- The word stationery (with an e) means writing and office supplies The word stationary (with an a) means not moving or still. Use the e in stationery to remind you of envelope. Read more at http://www.grammar-m onster.com/easily_co nfused/stationary_st ationery.htm#f5LdSG8 MBlDWVuZA.99[/p][/quote]They corrected the spelling in the headline and article since we pointed out their mistake! You are not seeing the original now, which was 'stationary store'. Look at the link - that's not been put right, it still has the headline as it was first written. Did you really think that we'd all got it wrong? It didn't start off as a pun, but yet another spelling mistake. We were taking the whatnot. Honestly, it's like shooting fish in a barrel... CJH
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