Newton Aycliffe-based online retailer Modern Rugs has been awarded the title of ‘Best Online Retailer 2015’ by Interiors Monthly Magazine.
The awards, which are now in their seventh year, cover the UK’s interiors and flooring markets, and are voted for by the Magazine’s readership.
Modern Rugs was set up by Ben Dale in 2004 and moved from its original premises in Bishop Auckland to a new 5,000 sq ft site at Maple Way on Aycliffe Business Park before undergoing a £3.2m management buy-out last December.
The firm’s commercial and finance director Martin Tragen said: “We are extremely proud to have won this award alongside well-known interiors specialists such as John Lewis and Barker & Stonehouse.
“This achievement reflects the enormous efforts put in by our founder Ben Dale, and all the team at Aycliffe, who pioneered internet retailing of the widest range of quality rugs from the early days of e- commerce some eleven years ago.”
Pictured (above) is Ben Dale, founder of Modern Rugs (left) and Martin Tragen (right) at the firm’s HQ after receiving their ‘Best Online Retailer 2015’ award.