A WHITCHURCH businesswoman is running a competition and giving away a gift card to celebrate five years since she first opened her business.

Sharron Marriott owns Make Your House A Home, an independent homeware store in Watergate Arcade, and wants to thank her customers for the support they have given her.

The gift card is £25 and the five lucky winners will be able to use it in her store.

Sharron says she had a tough time in the last two years as she was forced to close her shop because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown.

She said: "This was one of the hardest times I had faced and I know many other business owners will agree.

"Not knowing when I would be returning to the shop was difficult but ultimately the safety and wellbeing of my customers and community is what mattered most."

She used the lockdown to invest in digital marketing and carry out online sales, which was well received by her customers.

She added that one of customer left a review on how she managed during the pandemic.

It read: "I had my second order delivered today from Make Your House a Home.

"Not only are the products beautiful but I received excellent customer service from Sharon too.

"I love this online shop and look forward to visiting it in person one day."

Her store is filled with homewares, furniture, lightening, accessories, arts and gifts.

You can enter the competition by heading to https://www.facebook.com/makeyourhouseahomeuk or https://www.instagram.com/makeyourhouseahomewhitchurch/

The giveaway will open on Saturday, April 2 and close on Saturday, April 16.