A PRESTWICK shop has been nominated for a prestigious award by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB).

Artisan gift shop HI Street is a finalist for the Community Commitment Award at the ASB National Business awards.
The award recognises an individual or organisation for its community involvement.

Founded in 2015 by disability charity Hansel, HI Street is a unique shop which not only sells local products and gifts but also acts as a local community hub where people can share ideas and talents, and make connections that will positively benefit the people of Prestwick.

The shop has collaborated with local students and Duke of Edinburgh participants as well as organising community events including finding local Superheroes and workshops for all ages and abilities.

A network of volunteers also help in the shop which is stocked with jewellery, baby gifts, scarves, candles, toiletries and home accessories.

Sheila McLean, Hansel’s fundraising manager, said: “We are very excited to be recognised and short-listed in the awards which attracted entries from across Scotland.

“It’s a great team effort at the shop and all our volunteers are delighted by the news. We’ve tried to offer a different service to the traditional charity shop and it seems to be well received by the local community and tourists alike.”

Winners of the 12 categories will be announced at a ceremony at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on 29 September. Further information is available from www.hansel.org.