Shop in Glen wins national award

A Glen Innes business is the best of its kind in the country.

The Shop in Glen, also known as TSG, won store of the year at an award ceremony last month.

TSG was given the award by Leading Edge Entertainment, a marketing group behind over 100 independent Australian music and video stores.

TSG owner Peter Davis said they took on over 84 other stores in their "entertainment" category.

"We were ecstatic, we didn't expect to win it being a small country store competing against city stores it feels good," he said.

Mr Davis said he was excited by the win, decided by a panel in Leading Edge head office in Sydney.

"They come up and check your store, make sure your store's neat and tidy, staff are nice and friendly and everything else," he said, explaining the judging criteria.

"If you go out and do above and beyond you get brownie points."

TSG has done exactly that over the years, donating money to the local RSPCA, and last year giving customers an opportunity to raise money either for the RSPCA again or the local Rotary club.

They were presented the award at a conference in late May.

"We haven't thrown a party but we did have a night out in Sydney."