I was delighted to today visit Sevenoaks Bookshop owner Fleur Sinclair to congratulate her and the team for being crowned Independent Bookerseller of the year for the UK and Ireland at the British Book Awards.
Fleur took over the store in 2015 and not only maintained, but enhanced the stores reputation. Faced with the pandemic, they started selling books online for the first time.
Many businesses through no fault of their own have really struggled over the last year, but Sevenoaks Bookshop through hard work, determination and great business acumen ended 2020 with sales growth and doubling the size of the shop.
We have so many high quality retailers in Sevenoaks, with more on their way, and success stories such as Sevenoaks Bookshop will only enhance the towns reputation further and help attract other great retailers.
Congratulations once again to Fleur and all her team!