A CHILDMINDING service in Richmond has been presented with a business excellence award.

Midget Gems Childcare received the Business Excellence Award 2020 for Winner of Personal Services.

The Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association organised the event, the winners were announced by David Kerfoot MBE – the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire and Chair of the Local Enterprise Council. The seven judges included the Earl of Ronaldshay among other experienced directors, university lecturers and successful business leaders.

Sarah Butler, owner of Midget Gems Childcare, said: "We were over the moon to be shortlisted at the beginning of the year, and so excited to be announced as the winner, beating many other marvellous businesses. Yesterday we popped open the champagne and all agreed it was lovely to be professionally appreciated and rewarded for our dedication and hard work."

"We would also like to thank the families, parents, grandparents and of course the 32 children that make Midget Gems today."