Top award for shop boss who defied Storm Desmond
A shop boss who stayed on in his store for more than a day after it was hit by December's disastrous flooding has landed a top award.
Ian Peacock went on to set up a portable pop-up shop when his Co-op branch was swamped by Storm Desmond.
The 32-year-old store manager at the firm's shop in Appleby was hailed by judges at the Retail Industry Awards as an "outstanding and brilliant manager".
They said he "prioritised the community" and went above and beyond the call of duty.
The store, on The Sands, become submerged in 5ft of water after the river Eden burst its banks.... read more
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