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Left to right: Award host comedian Sara Barron, Penny Black Operations Director Natalie Marwaha, Product Manager Jo Marwaha and Belly Button Designs.   Picture: Penny Black
Left to right: Award host comedian Sara Barron, Penny Black Operations Director Natalie Marwaha, Product Manager Jo Marwaha and Belly Button Designs. Penny Black

Stamp of approval as Penny Black scoops national award

Greeting card shop beats five other Scottish businesses to the title

West End shop Penny Black has been name the best greeting card retailer in Scotland.

The business on Great Western Road beat five other Scottish businesses to the title in The Retas 2022 greeting card retailer awards.

Jo Marwaha, product manager and director of Penny Black, said she was thrilled and proud of her team.

“What an incredible recognition of the exceptional hard work of our colleagues over the past year.

“We’re blown away to have been selected as the winners up against five other inspiring independent Scottish businesses!

“We can’t wait to give the award pride of place in our West End store.”

Comedian

The award was made at a Mary Poppins-themed awards event in London, attended by some 300 people and hosted by comedian Sara Barron.

Penny Black began on Great Western Road in 2014
Penny Black began on Great Western Road in 2014

Penny Black was established in 2014 and has since added another store at Charing Cross.

Jakki Brown is managing director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Retas.

He said: “The winners of The Retas 2022 stand as testament to the passion, inventiveness, nous and tenacity of the UK’s leading greeting card retail stockists.”

 

We’re blown away to have been selected as the winners up against five other inspiring independent Scottish businesses!

Jo Marwaha

 

The UK leads the world in greeting cards with the UK public spending £1.4 billion on individual greeting cards in the last year alone.

Further details about the Retas Awards can be found at www.theretasawards.co.uk

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