A Spar store in Pelynt, Cornwall, has won the highest accolade at the Robert Wiseman Dairies Neighbourhood Shop of the Year awards.

Owners Paul and Sophie Boxall impressed judges with their phenomenal customer service, impressive range and forward thinking approach to retailing.

Wiseman sales and marketing director Sandy Wilkie said stores such as Spar Pelynt were central to their local communities. 

“Congratulations to the Boxall family and Spar Pelynt. We have seen some fantastic examples of convenience retailing as we judged the 28 finalists but this store stood out for its excellent standards of retailing and their ambition to keep driving the business forward to provide the best for their customers,” he said.