COTSWOLDS-based Robert Welch Designs has won a top international award from upmarket American retailer Williams Sonoma.

he company from Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, has been awarded the Quality Focus award as part of the Williams Sonoma Vendor Appreciation award programme, which recognises the retailer’s partners in seven different categories.

Rupert Welch, managing director of Robert Welch Designs, said: “Williams Sonoma has a reputation for its strong commitment to quality and customer service.

"This is demonstrated in all its product areas so competition for these awards is very tough. We are delighted that we not only meet their exacting standards but have won this coveted award for excelling with the quality of our products.”

The award was presented by Richard Harvey, brand president of Williams Sonoma, at a ceremony in Milan.