The Hexagon Store at 22 The Hexagon in Andover received a 'My Shop is Your Shop' Gold Award from the local MP. This is a campaign run by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors to support and publicise the good work done by small independent shops and to celebrate their position within the community.
"Vip's shop is enormously popular, and serves a large number of people who are at distance from the main retail outlets in the town. He has built up the business over several years, and is always finding new ways of meeting the needs of his customers. He has recently started selling fresh flowers, and will shortly be adding frozen curries to the range of food supplied.
"There is a post office within the store, and the exchange rate they were offering for Euros was a better one than that available in many of the banks and travel agents in the town centre".
Sir George presented Vip with the certificate, and met members of his family who help out in the store.