"It's been a year none of us probably would ever predict but even though we have lost some lovely friends and colleagues from the industry we are a resilient bunch and hopefully most will survive and come out of it the other side stronger and even more determined.
I feel very honoured and privileged to receive this award on behalf of Barkers. We have a wonderful team and support network across the whole business and are truly grateful to everyone who plays a part.
A massive thank you to everyone of you who nominated us, to all our wonderful customers who continue to support us, and all our lovely reps and suppliers who work with us.
But this is mainly for my girls, a massive thank you to Alison, Faye, Julie, Emma and Sandra - without their hard work, support and commitment that they give to me day in day out I wouldn't be able to do the job that I do, they are all so highly thought of at Barkers and a huge asset to me.
Thank you all again and I wish you all the best for 2021."