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Published on Friday, 22nd December 2017

Congratulations to Nuneaton’s Schoolwear Centre, winners of our 2017 Christmas Windows competition.

Dazzling our judges with a creative display and a wonderful story, the store wins 12 months free FaB Networking with FindaBiz and 12 months membership of the FSB.

The school wear centre

Laura Frankcom, branch manager said:

“We’re absolutely overjoyed to win, especially in the face of such strong competition.

“We set out to do something really special this year and our efforts have paid off.”

In creating the festive windows, Laura enlisted the help of pupils from Etone College. She said:

‘’I initially sent out a flyer to local schools asking if they would like to help design the Christmas windows and Etone college took on the challenge with great enthusiasm and dedication. I never thought that when the lovely ladies from the Council popped round entering shops into the competition that we would win, but to our surprise we WON.

"I am extremely proud and overjoyed for the staff at the Schoolwear Centre as well as the students that produced the windows and will be sad to take them down once Christmas is over.’’

Mrs Beasley, Director of Learning at Etone College said:

‘’I was so pleased to receive the email from Laura as this was a fantastic opportunity for our students to work in their local community. I am so proud of how they have risen to the challenge and worked as a large team to produce a beautiful shop window display. This really is an Etone community effort as the students from across all year groups offered their support. The students are a credit to the school and their local community.’’

Many local shops and businesses in the Borough entered the Competition, which was judged by the Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancox, Amanda Bourne of FaBNetworking with FindaBiz and Adrian Young of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Cllr Hancox said:

“We were all very impressed with the high standard of the displays and it was hard to choose a winner; however the Schoolcentre’s wonderful display and community spirit shone through. I’m delighted for them, it’s a well-deserved win.”