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A BOOMING Wigan company which was founded in a back bedroom during the Millennium has now been shortlisted for major retail honours.

Wigan Pier based Better Bathrooms has been nominated as the Multichannel Retailer of the Year award category in the finals at this year’s BT Retail Week Tech and Ecomm Awards held on June 10.

The awards are the definitive competition for any retailers who are leading the way online or with IT.

And organisers insist that his year the quality of the entries submitted was “truly outstanding” and showed that technology and e-commerce truly are a “crucial part” of today’s retail market.

BT Expedite CEO Kathy Quashie said: “The BT Retail Week Tech & Ecomm Awards set the benchmark for retail technology and e-commerce excellence and we’re absolutely thrilled to be headline sponsor once again. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together and celebrate the very best in the business.

Chief executive and founder of Better Bathrooms Colin Stevens said: “We are so excited to be short listed in this category and to be nominated alongside other successful high street retailers. Better Bathrooms started out as a money making venture on eBay from my bedroom in Wigan and today is a national multichannel company.”

Multichannel Retailer of the Year nominees include Argos, John Lewis and Dixons Carphone.