STAFF at Axminster Tools & Machinery are celebrating after picking up top gong at the DIY Week awards dinner in Coventry.

The firm was recognised for its business excellence in the retail sector, winning the gold award for Retail Communicator of the Year.

It also picked up silver in the Tool Retailer of the Year category.

Marketing director Katina Styles said: “It is an honour to be nominated for these awards and our success recognises the achievements of all those involved in providing our customers with a unique retail experience whereby they can buy from us with confidence.

“We are committed to providing quality service and products in an environment where knowledge and integrity are key values.”