A CARD store in Burnham is officially one of the best in the UK after it reached the final of a prestigious national award.

Sentiments has been selected for the final of The Retas 2014 greeting card retailer awards for the second time in two years.

On top of that, Laureen Keen, manager of the shop, has been shortlisted in the Greeting Card Retail Employee of the Year award.

Karen and John Lyons took over Sentiments in April 2012 and they set about revitalising the shop until it was recognised in the awards.

Mr Lyons said: “I am absolutely thrilled to reach the finals for the second time in two years and this reflects the tremendous effort and hard work put in by the whole team in that period.”

The winners of this year’s greeting card retailing awards will be revealed at an Awards lunch at the Dorchester Hotel in London on July 9.