A WHITCHURCH beauty salon has won a regional award for their expertise in the industry.

Lily's Beauty Salon, based in High Street, has won the SME News' UK Enterprise Award for Beauty salon of the Year 2020 for Shropshire.

A spokesman for SME News congratulated business owner Gemma Holt on the award win.

They said: "I am delighted to say it's great news, Lily's Beauty Salon has been awarded the Beauty Salon of the Year 2020 for Shropshire.

"I hope that in the midst of everything this news is well received and brings a smile to your face.

"Lily's Beauty Salon, like all of our victors, has demonstrated excellence, commitment, dedication even in the face of uncertainty. For this, we humbly commend you."

Gemma meanwhile was lost for words at the award win.

"Thank you for anyone who nominated or voted for us, I don't know how it came about," said Gemma.

"The award measures on turnover and service, basically our skill. We always try to go that extra mile."

Because of the coronavirus lockdown, Lily's Beauty Salon has been closed for the last three months, but on Tuesday, July 23 the government revealed salon's could reopen from Saturday, July 4.

"We will get out crystal award in August, it's been delayed because of the lockdown.

"We should be reopening the salon on Monday, July 6. I'm in the shop getting everything ready again."