Family business in Barrow wins 'Record Shop of the Year'

A record shop in Barrow-in-Furness has been named the UK's 'Record Shop of the Year 2019' just 12 months after opening.

TNT Records were awarded the prize by Long Live Vinyl magazine after customers voted for the shop in an online competition.

Owner and founder Dave Turner said the win came as a huge surprise to him. "It’s been a crazy first year for us, but being recognised as the best record shop in the whole of the UK is something that I could never have expected.

"It’s obviously thanks to our amazing customers that we won the public vote, and they are the whole reason we have been successful this year.

"When we opened we wanted to just give the people of Furness a decent record shop because there is nothing like this within about two hours of here - and the people have shown us nothing but support from day one."

Dave set the business up with his brother Dan last year and they run the store with help from other family members.

TNT Records is planning a first birthday event later this month, which will now double as a celebration party for its Record Store of the Year victory.

Details will be announced in the coming days via the store's Facebook page.