A MALTON store has won a regional business award.

Kemp’s General Store in Market Place in Malton, has won a Federation of Small Business Award (FSB) 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 in York on March 1.

Also among the finalists was No Limits Cycling in Malton, owned by Ben Lawson.

Kemp’s General Store will now go through to the national final, which will be held on May 23 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 said: “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.”