Kilkenny Brothers, John and Padraig Dixon have won the coveted title of UK Antique Shop of the Year beating off stiff competitions from hundreds of other entries.
The brothers originally come from Patrick Street in the city where their proud mother, Gerty (93) still lives.
The Homes & Antiques Magazine’s annual award, given to the best Antiques shop in the UK, went to the highly respected Georgian Antiques in Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Padraig came over in the late 1970’s and started Georgian Antiques and I joined him in 1980. We are delighted to have won this award, which was totally unexpected. We concentrate mainly on the UK domestic market, but also deal in the overseas markets and this award is a testament to the loyalty of our customers and staff,” said John.
The award, which was presented to the winners by Homes & Antiques Magazine’s Editor, Angela Linforth and by Judith Miller the author and BBC Antiques road show presenter, was offered as a tribute to all of the hard work and passion that Georgian Antiques puts into its business. With a huge selection of works, Georgian Antiques offers one of the largest collections of antiques in the UK.
Georgian Antiques began trading in the late 1970’s with a 60 square metre showroom at Meadowbank, Edinburgh. They now operate out of two warehouses in Edinburgh, covering a staggering 7,300 square metres on eight floors and employ 18 staff.
The brothers return home to the Marble City several times a year to visit family and friends.