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Birthday delight for Norfolk's card shop champion

PUBLISHED: 09:20 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:20 26 July 2019

Mandy Baker, with a trphy she won at the Retas Awards, which celebrates greeting card retailing in the UK. Picture: Supplied by Linda Bygrave

Mandy Baker, with a trphy she won at the Retas Awards, which celebrates greeting card retailing in the UK. Picture: Supplied by Linda Bygrave

Archant

A lifelong Aylsham resident had a picture perfect birthday when she won a trophy at 'the Oscars of the greeting card industry'.

Mandy Baker was presented with the award for 'employee of the year' at the Retas Awards in London.

Mrs Baker works at Celebrations, Aylsham's Hallmark shop in Market Place.

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Shop owner, Linda Bygrave said the award was well deserved. She said: "Earlier this year I had flu and pneumonia and had eight weeks of work and Mandy just stepped in and took over even cancelling a week off that she was going to have.

"She also does more than she is paid to do every week, without being asked.

"She has lived in the town all her life, and therefore knows a lot of people and enjoys the contact of the public."

Mrs Baker said: "It made my birthday very special and memorable."

-Have you won an award? Email stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk

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