THE Range store in Kidderminster has been chosen from among 183 branches as having the best Christmas display in the country.

The home, leisure and gardens retailer held a competition for all of its stores in the UK and Ireland to find out which team could create the best Christmas display.

Kidderminster and Chichester were chosen by The Range founder Chris Dawson and a panel of judges from the company's head office as the top two, and then they left it up to the public to decide the winner by voting on social media.

Thousands of votes were cast and followers chose the Crossley Retail Park shop as the overall winner.

Paul Weaver, manager of the Kidderminster store, said: "It’s been a real tough year so to be crowned the best Christmas display is absolutely fantastic for our store and is fully deserved for the continuous hard work put in by all my colleagues.

"Since we heard of the news, there has been a real buzz around the store and I encourage the public to come and see the Christmas shop for themselves."

The Range founder Chris Dawson added: "The Range in Kidderminster has done a fantastic job and we are pleased to commend them with the title of best Christmas display for 2020.

"Well done to the shop floor and managerial staff at the store for making this happen."

After a difficult year for the retail sector, The Range is determined to uplift the spirits of their customers by putting an added emphasis on their Christmas department.

They recently unveiled a 20-page collection leaflet packed full of festive products, alongside launching eight themed Christmas decor collections, creating their biggest Christmas offering yet.