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Well deserved: Maggie Butler receives her United Carpets Group Franchisee of the Year award from chief executive Paul Eyre.
Well deserved: Maggie Butler receives her United Carpets Group Franchisee of the Year award from chief executive Paul Eyre.

CHESTERFIELD storekeeper Maggie Butler has been named Franchisee of the Year by United Carpets Group.

Paul Eyre, chief executive of Mexborough-based United, which has more than 60 flooring and beds stores across the UK, said: “Maggie is a well-deserving winner of this hotly-contested award, and the prize reflects her dedication, hard work, commitment and efficiency.”

Maggie, who took over the franchise in Sheffield Road in 2009 after a long managerial career with McDonalds, said: “I’d always wanted to run my own store, and thought this was a great opportunity and an excellent company.”