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Cats Protection are big winners at the tenth annual Charity Retail Awards

17 July 2017
Cats Protection are big winners at the tenth annual Charity Retail Awards

Cats Protection was a big winner at the Charity Retail Awards last week, after claiming the prize of "Outstanding Charity Retailer" for the second year in a row.

The awards are organised and hosted by the Charity Retail Association (CRA), the only body to represent charity shops throughout the UK. This year, for the first time, they were held in Nottingham at the Belfry Hotel.

The prize was won by Cats Protection’s retail team in recognition of their substantial growth, which is far ahead of the sector average, as well as their innovative programme of shop openings. They have opened a further 20 shops across the UK, and refurbished 6 existing units to the Standard Shop format, adding 2 ‘Cattitude’ boutiques in London and Edinburgh.

Lorna Fallon, Cats Protection’s Retail and Trading Manager said: "It’s a great honour to win the Outstanding Charity Retailer of the Year for the second year running. Our dedicated team of cat-loving volunteers and staff have continued to set up modern and colourful shops that catch the eye of shoppers while also offering a diverse range of products and an excellent level of customer service.

"It’s wonderful to be recognised for these efforts and we are very grateful to the judges for picking us out."