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Northallerton-based furniture retailer Barkers Home has revealed it has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

Barkers Home has been nominated in the Excellence in Retail Display and Best Independent Department Store categories after reaching the finals of the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016.

Now in its 17th year, the awards recognises the UK’s top housewares retailers, with the winners to be announced on 5 October 2016 at an awards ceremony in London.

The recognition follows Barkers Home recent £3.5m redevelopment project, which saw its store expand by 20,000sq ft to 60,000sq ft.

Barkers Home director Ian Barker said: “The whole redevelopment has transformed Barkers Home into a modern, vibrant store. We are delighted to have been recognised as an outstanding store. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff.

“Being shortlisted in two categories at the Excellence in Housewares Awards caps a remarkable year for us.”