Factory is top of the shops

The Original Factory Shop in Bolsover is celebrating after helping the company win the most-coveted title of ‘Growing Retailer of the Year’ at the recent Retail Week Awards.

The ceremony, attended by over 1,600 of the UK’s top retailers, saw The Original Factory Shop beat stiff competition from the likes of Clas Ohlson, Mint Velvet, Tiger and DRL on the way to glory.

The ‘Growing Retailer of the Year’ category recognises the new retail concepts that have carved out a niche for themselves in the highly competitive UK retail arena.

Julie Walker, store manager at The Original Factory Shop in Bolsover, said: “We feel very proud to have been named Growing Retailer of the Year.

“It is dedicated to all the colleagues at the store, and to our local customers who have been behind us from day one.”

Over the past two years, The Original Factory Shop has seen sales grow at a staggering rate of 73%, while the store network has increased from 99 to 162.