Music Exchange up for shop of the year award

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24 Feb 2015
by Neil Skinner

A social-enterprise and music retailer founded by Framework has been nominated for a prestigious national award.

The Music Exchange, in Stoney Street, Nottingham, has been named as one of 20 finalists in the Independent Retailers’ Confederation Best Small Shops Competition. The winner will be announced at a function in Parliament tomorrow.

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Brian 'Joey' Mutton, manager of the Music Exchange, said: “We were all over the moon when he heard we had been nominated. We entered some time ago but never expected that we would have a chance against the rest of the country. We are delighted to have got this far.”

The Music Exchange is operated by EVE Trades CIC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Framework established to manage a range of social enterprises set up by the charity. It is staffed mostly by volunteers, who use their experience to build new skills and prepare themselves for future employment.

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