Kemp's Wins Major Business Award

Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Kemp's Wins Major Business Award


Kemp’s General Store in Malton: Wins Regional Business Award 2019

Kemp’s General Store on Market Place in Malton, has won a prestigious Federation of Small Business Award for the Yorkshire and Humber Area.  Shortlisted earlier this year for the Micro Business Award, Liz Kemp who owns Kemp’s, joined fellow regional nominees at the area final which took place on 1 March in York.  Kemp’s General Store will now go through to the national final which will be held on 23 May in London. 

With the country divided up into 12 regions, Kemp’s was one of four finalists from the region in the Micro Business Award.  This is the second year the FSB Awards have taken place and include businesses from a wide range of sectors.  

Liz Kemp, who owns Kemp’s says: “I am absolutely thrilled that Kemp’s General Store has won this regional award as a celebration of the value and impact of small businesses to the country’s economy.  The judges loved our philosophy of good old fashioned customer service as a key element of this burgeoning micro business and I’d like to think that Kemp’s relationship with both customers and the Malton business community played a part in this win.  I feel Malton is also being recognised for its commitment to providing a home to such a diverse range of business opportunities which ultimately benefit both our community and attract visitors.  This is a win in itself, but I look forward to seeing what May brings.”

Liz, who grew up above her parent’s shop in West Yorkshire, opened Kemp’s General Store in 2017 as an emporium of beautifully created gifts and must-haves for the home, many sourced locally and mostly British made.  Kemp’s was also recently nominated as one of the 100 shops across the country to be included in the renowned Small Business Saturday. 


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Kemps General Store, Re-Established 2017

Today the shop stands as a testament to tradition and the old ways of doing things, a small oasis which reflects a slower, calmer way of life.  However alongside heritage, there is also certainly room for the new. Whilst the service may be exactly the same as all those years ago, the products are decidedly much more exciting.  Long before opening the doors, Liz hunted up and down the UK for the best of British - looking for exciting new brands and beautiful contemporary designs. 

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Kemps General Stores

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Malton, YO17 7LP

01653 693577

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