A mobile pet care provider has won a national award following a record increase in turnover last year.

Petpals Chelmsford, Maldon and Danbury was named the Most Improved Branch, beating over 50 other stores nationwide.

Peter Martin, 56, owner of the store, said: “I was absolutely overwhelmed, I just couldn’t believe it when we were announced as winners.”

“The fact that we have seen tremendous growth in only our second year is testament to the strength and loyalty of my wonderful team, without whom this award wouldn’t have been possible.”