TWO team members of the award winning Shap Chippy have been awarded national qualifications.

Sylwia Kaluta who has worked for the takeaway and restaurant for more than two years has been awarded a non-vocational qualification level 2 in hospitality and catering principles.

And Dal Dawkins, who was promoted to assistant manager in July 2015, achieved a level 3 NVQ Diploma in hospitality, supervision and leadership.

Dal said: “Although working at Shap Chippy I think we all learn on the job, working towards a qualification means you make sure that you think about what you are doing! It gives a wider perspective on what we do and how we can improve.”

The shop has also been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in a row.

Jo Hampson, owner of Shap Chippy said: “We are very proud of our team and what they achieve. Both Sylwia and Dal have worked really hard - a lot of it in their own time - for their awards and we value their professionalism.”

Georgina Perkins, co-owner added: “The 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence is a credit to all our staff and I would like to thank them publicly for their efforts – especially in this current heat! We’re also grateful to the many customers who have taken the trouble to review us positively and constructively.”