Press Release from The White Horse Bookshop
Friday, March 31st, 2017
HISCOX AND KINGHAM’S WHITE HORSE BOOKSHOP NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough, owned by Robert Hiscox (Hiscox Insurance) and Brian Kingham (Chairman, Reliance Security Group) has won Business of the Year at the annual Wiltshire Life Awards. In 2014, after buying the business Brian Kingham said ‘Our aim is to defy gravity by making profits in bookselling’. In the first two years after reopening book sales almost doubled; in the last year, following the completion of its expansion and the addition of a new gallery, sales were up an additional 20%.
Upon receiving the award Robert Hiscox said ‘Angus MacLennan and his team have not only performed retailing miracles, but have become a crucial community asset to Marlborough. I salute them.’
Brian Kingham: ‘Angus and the team deserve this and more. They have elevated book selling to an art form and the White Horse to an extraordinary temple of fantastic and pleasurable dreams.’