CITY REGION AWARDS WINNER: Retail/Leisure/Tourism Award

Retail - Patchwork Pig
Retail - Patchwork Pig

The Retail/Leisure/Tourism Award winner is a gift to Rotherham that keeps on giving.

Patchwork Pig is a one-stop shop selling presents for friends and family and opened in 2012 on the High Street.

Business is booming after launching a website which allows them to reach customers further afield.

And staff are so dedicated to customer service they always goes the extra mile - literally in one case as a worker took the time to drive to a customer’s workplace when a watch they had bought wasn’t working in order to change the battery and return it the same day.

The company has been an active in the community, supporting local charities including a Rotherham Hospice and has started up the Rotherham Youth Enterprise Young Ambassador scheme, visiting students at Maltby Academy to give invaluable talks about becoming an entrepreneur.

The company has seen a 19 per cent rise in turnover since opening and has added hundreds of new products to its website - so the increase looks set to continue.