PASSION for music, enthusiasm and customer care, as well as a living a dream is the reason this Barrow based record shop has earned The Mail’s ‘Trader of the Week’.

TNT records opened it’s doors in December 2018 and it has been a success ever since.

April saw the vinyl specialist shop be part of record store day, which lead to a queue of more than 300 people outside their store.

This was topped off in December of 2019 when they were chosen as record shop of the year by Long Live Vinyl magazine after customers gave it their backing in the annual online competition, which attracted more than 12,000 votes.

It is that support which has seen them claim their most recent award of Trader of the Week, after receiving multiple nominations from music lovers.

Dave Turner, 36, and brother Dan, 43, opened up this shop as it was a long held dream of theirs which eventually became a reality when they came across their Duke Street location, which is the well known location of the shop.

Dave greets every customer with enthusiasm and endless energy, backed up by a real in-depth knowledge of music.

The father-of-one said: “It has been a dream of ours for the last 15 years to open up a record shop, and it just so happened that vinyl was coming back when we were opening.

“We wanted to sell band merchandise and other products but because we saw this gap in the market, we decided to focus on vinyl.

“We have always had great music in Barrow, and when I was doing gigs, the closest venue was two hours away.

“We wanted this to be somewhere for people in the local area to come and have an experience, that is why we have the music room where people can come and listen to vinyl.

“Around here people are either playing music or listening to music.

“Before this I was working as a sound technician, doing some painting and decorating, as well as being in a band, but this has always been the dream.

“It is an honour to even open a shop like this, nevermind all the support we have had, it is amazing.”

TNT is always looking at any possible opportunity that they are offered and this family run business has high ambitions for the future.

This is a great example of a brilliant trader doing great work in the Furness area, and if you know any trader that is worthy of this recognition then email with your nomination.