Chester Model Centre Wins Model Train Store of the Year 2023 at SME News UK Enterprise Awards

Chester Model Centre Wins Model Train Store of the Year 2023 at SME News UK Enterprise Awards

Our independent family-owned business has been awarded the title of Model Train Store of the Year 2023 Cheshire by the SME News UK Enterprise Awards! 

Now in its seventh year, the SME News Awards, known for spotlighting businesses that exhibit excellence and innovation in various sectors across the UK, recently announced the winners of the UK Enterprise Awards 2023. Chester Model Centre emerged as the standout choice for the Model Train Store of the Year - Cheshire category, highlighting the store's commitment to providing a top-tier experience to model train enthusiasts, collectors and hobbyists of all kinds.

Paul Boyland, owner of Chester Model Centre, expressed his shock and gratitude upon receiving this unexpected award. He stated, "We are absolutely thrilled to be named the Model Train Store of the Year by SME News UK Enterprise Awards. When we first got the news we weren’t even sure it was real! Once we verified it we were delightfully surprised and honoured to see our shop recognised.

Our customers know we have a passion for model trains and sharing our experience and enthusiasm is all part of the joy of running this shop. This award is really a testament to our team and their friendly approach, making sure everyone knows they are welcome in our shop.”

Paul Boyland, owner of Chester Model Centre, in white shirt stood in front of shop window holding a glass diamond shaped trophy for SME News UK Enterprise Awards 2023 Model Train Store of the Year Cheshire

SME Awards Coordinator, Kaven Cooper, took a moment to discuss the success of this year’s programme: “I am proud to have hosted this year’s UK Enterprise Awards, where I have had contact with a widely diverse selection of individuals and companies which, in essence, raise the bar for business within the UK. It has been a pleasure to be involved with the programme and I want to wish our winners all the best for the years to come – and congratulations again.”

Paul, Lindsey and Mark Boyland, the family that runs Chester Model Centre, stood in front of the shop on Chester Rows looking at the camera smiling while Lindsay holds the trophy for SME News UK Enterprise Awards Best Model Train Store of the year Cheshire

It's a family affair! Paul, Lindsay and Mark Boyland - the family behind Chester Model Centre - pose with their UK Enterprise Awards trophy for Best Model Train Store of the Year Cheshire.

This prestigious recognition from the SME News further solidifies Chester Model Centre's position as a leader in the industry. This is the stores second award in as many years after being named Best Independent Retailer Runner’s Up at the Chester BID Customer Service Awards 2022. These awards serve as a reflection of the store's commitment to high quality products and excellent customer service.

Chester Model Centre trophy for SME News UK Enterprise Awards 2023 on the left, with the certificate for Runner Up for Chester BID Customer Service Awards as Best Independent Retailer in 2022;

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