Tenby Stores and Post Office celebrated picking up ‘a best shop in the UK’ award last week, at a ceremony held in Birmingham.

Postmasters Vince and Fiona Malone were delighted to pick up the award from the Independent Achievers’ Academy for ‘Overall Best Shop’, and another accolade for ‘Customer Service’.

Vince, 55; Fiona, 50, and their children re-located to Pembrokeshire from St Albans and took over Tenby Post Office in its previous location in Warren Street in 2015.

The couple moved Tenby Post Office from its previous location on Warren Street to the current premises opposite the historical Five Arches two years ago, and haven’t looked back since!

“Thanks everyone in our team for the support. Super proud of our team and still in a little shock with the awards,” they posted on social media the following day.

The gala dinner of the IAA recognised the achievements of independent news and convenience retailers across the UK and Ireland who are consistently excelling in the core principles of retailing and going above and beyond for their customers and communities.

The IAA is a branch of Newtrade Media, whose managing director, Parin Gohil, said: “The judges could clearly see that Vince and Fiona excel across all 10 categories of the IAA, with a real focus on finding new, and better, ways to give their customers a first class in-store experience.”