National awards ‘first’ for Ballymoney retailer

Mervyn Storey MLA with Megan Knipe and Basil Knipe, from Basil Knipe Electrics.  INBM 44-796-CON
Mervyn Storey MLA with Megan Knipe and Basil Knipe, from Basil Knipe Electrics. INBM 44-796-CON

A Ballymoney business is celebrating success in a national retail challenge.

Basil Knipe Electrics was honoured at the Sirius Buying Group Retailer of the Year 2016 Awards.

Established in 2004, the independent retailer sells domestic appliances of major manufacturers.

Offering his congratulations, North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said: “Basil and all at the company are to be commended for their success in this year’s, Sirius Buying Group Retailer of the Year 2016 awards.

“The Sirius Buying Group is an organisation of independent retailers with over 130 members and 225 stores UK wide. Despite challenging competition the well-known Ballymoney company came out on top.

“Their success is even more commendable as this is the first time a company from Northern Ireland has ever won the award. To all, I say well done.”