To celebrate the special role that the Londis shop in Stroud Green plays in the local community, Lynne
Featherstone MP, on Friday, presented the owner, Bimal Patel, with a Gold Award for Community Retailing.
The Ferme Park Road shop was awarded the My Shop is Your Shop (MSYS) award because of its prominence in the Stroud Green community and the exceptional standard of service provided to local people. The Federation of Wholesale Distributors, which runs the MSYS campaign to support the fantastic work of small independent retai
lers, awarded Mr Patel’s shop Gold for constantly working to improve and develop its service.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“Small local shops play an invaluable role in the local community, and the Londis shop on Ferme Park Road is an outstanding example of that. They constantly strive to improve their range of products and the standard of customer service, to always be at the top of their game. And there’s no doubt, they have succeeded.
“The Londis shop is a real asset to Stroud Green, and I’m delighted that they are receiving national recognition for the excellent work they do.”
Mr Bimal Patel, owner of the Londis store adds:
“Being a small business owner can often be difficult, especially when competing with the big supermarkets. My team and I work really hard to provide outstanding customer service to Stroud Green residents, and I am so proud to have our work recognised with a My Shop is Your Shop Award.
“We always strive to offer an excellent range of products and to serve local people. At the request of customers, we will soon be opening a coffee shop in the store, something that currently is missing on this parade of shops.”
James Bielby of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, which organises the My Shop is Your Shop campaign, adds:
“Stores like this play to their strengths and use their unique connection with their customers to provide a level of community service which the national chains are not able to match; that’s what makes them such an asset to their neighbourhoods.”