RETAILERS John Mason and Tom Orford wanted to thank their customers after they won a national award for their store.

Mr Mason and Mr Orford, owners of the Budgens store in Bridgwater, won the Budgens Best Small Store in 2014 award from all independent retailers which partner with Budgens.

Mr Mason said: “I am pleased to be able to recognise the achievements of the team and I would also like to say a great big thank you to our customers whose support and loyalty to our store has made this possible.”

Scott Annan, the independent judge of the awards, said: “For one of the smaller stores, it was really amazing to see how much business they received.”