March shoe shop sees off more than 100 other stores to win national award

Clarks shoes March. Left: Jackie Beart, Hetty Nicholas, Sue Rogers, Hettie Forman, Rear: Deirdra Kan

Clarks shoes March. Left: Jackie Beart, Hetty Nicholas, Sue Rogers, Hettie Forman, Rear: Deirdra Kane and Clare Nicholas. - Credit: Archant

A MARCH shoe shop has won a prestigious national award.

Clarks, of Broad Street, March, which has been franchised by the Skoulding family for 18 years, saw off competition from 112 other Clarks store franchises to be named the Clarks UK and Republic of Ireland Small Business of the Year 2012.

Deirdre Kane, franchise sales manager for Clarks, said: “This is the first time a single store franchise has won this award so it is a huge achievement.

“The success of this store is down to the dedication of a superb team who do everything to satisfy their customers’ needs.”

Customers will soon be able to log onto the Clarks website using an iPad in the shop, which will allow them to access the same products as the company’s Oxford Street store.