THE only co-operative toyshop in the UK has been named the most family friendly shop in Manchester by Mamas&Papas.
Busy Bee Toyshop in Chorlton, Manchester, has been featured in a free local ‘Mum & Dad’s the Word’ guide to help parents find the best child friendly places in Manchester.
Mamas&Papas said at the awards ceremony on 26 November: “We think that this is something that is truly unique and an endeavour worthy of recognition so Busy Bee has been awarded winner in the 'Best Shop in Manchester' category.”
Rachel Muter, the co-founder and a committee member, said: “I think it is wonderful that all the hard work we put into running the shop, not just sales, but also the community activities is acknowledged in this way.”
She added many of their members have offered their congratulations. The shop was even congratulated by Secretary-General of Co-operatives UK Ed Mayo, who said on Twitter: “First co-op toy shop, now the best toy shop. Gurgles of delight to hear that Busy Bee Toyshop has won award for best shop from Mamas&papas.”
Rachel added: “There is also obviously, the hope that this will generate interest in the Co-operative Movement, local independents and for people to show commitment to that in where they shop this Christmas. In this difficult economic time, we must support our small businesses or they will go, and the face of the High street will be very different next year.”
If you would like to check out the UK’s only co-op toyshop you will find their information below.
Phone: 0161 881 5838
Busy Bee Toyshop we're featured in our I ♥ Co-ops section in October. Read more here.