We are very proud of the importance the industry continues to place on winning a Retail Industry Award. 
Year on year, the awards raise their profile both within the trade and among consumers. 

Read what some of the past Retail Industry Awards winners had to say about winning an award.

"We’re just thrilled. We did a lot of community work for Ukraine and Afghanistan this year and me and the team are really pleased with this award.”

Dary Sweeney, Owner, Sweeney’s Budgens of Wendover, Buckinghamshire

"We are absolutely delighted to win the award for delivering fresh produce to local people.”

Chris McClure, Store Manager, JD Hunter & Co, Eurospar, Markethill, County Armagh

“I’m so proud to win this accolade. We put a lot of effort into food-to-go and my staff will be so happy.”

Terence Mulkerns, Owner, Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry, County Down

“It’s been a remarkable year for us at One Stop and we’re absolutely thrilled that our efforts have been recognised by two such prestigious awards.”

Sarah Lawler, Managing Director, One Stop

“I only joined the business a couple of years ago, so this massive. I came from a very different background in bridal and jewellery retail and I joined my husband’s convenience store and now I’m at this great event receiving this fantastic award.”

Michelle Finch, Finch’s Spar A29, Cookstown, County Tyrone

"To be able to go to London and see our stores being recognised on a national platform for the excellence they bring to their communities, day in, day out, is fantastic. We are incredibly proud of our stores and their teams. They are consistent in their innovation and service and we send them huge congratulations for bringing home some of the top awards.”

Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director, Henderson Group

"Our Colleagues have done a fantastic job over the last 18 months and we are so proud on their behalf to receive the award."

Peter Batt, Divisional Managing Director, the Co-operative Group

"We are incredibly proud to have won this award, it is our 4th consecutive year winning Fresh Produce Retailer of the year."

Jasmine Kastner – Head of Fresh Produce Buying, Lidl

“Everyone across the One Stop business is incredibly proud to have won this award for the second time in three years. This award reflects the excellent customer service, hard work, passion, commitment, determination and going the extra mile every day in local communities that our franchisees, families and teams do for our customers and each other."

John Miller, Head of Franchise, One Stop

 “To be among all these other retailers that are successful in their own right is nice in itself, but to be singled out as a winner tonight is absolutely amazing. We have got 85 people who work for us back at the store and this goes to all of them and all of our customers."

Adam Vincent, Director, Dike & Son

We have put a lot of effort into the growing frozen category and we are just really delighted to have won.”

Paul Gardner, Co-owner, Nash & Gardner’s Budgens of Islington

“We couldn’t be more proud to be awarded such a significant accolade. As we celebrate 10 years of supporting local communities, more than £10m raised and more than 10,000 individual donations, to now be recognised this way really is the icing on the cake. Thank you to all the Nisa retailers who continue to support the charity with such gusto.” A new mechanic introduced in May this year means all products featured on the Nisa consumer leaflet now carry a contribution to the charity. Judges liked the fact the initiative made it easy for independent retailers to support their local communities by finding good causes for them to back."

Kate Carroll, Head of Charity, Nisa Retail 

“We are elated and thrilled to have won the award. It puts us at the forefront of the post office retailers in the country. For us to be recognised in this way is fantastic.”
Richard Dance, owner, Welcome Brockenhurst, Hampshire

“Fresh and local is what we pride ourselves on to provide for our local shoppers. We couldn't be prouder to lift this award for another year.”
Gary McCulloch, Store Manager, JC Stewart Magherafelt, County Londonderry