Palmer and Harvey honoured independent retailers with its annual Pro-retail awards.
Hexagon Stores, Andover, won the Convenience Retailer of the Year Award and Symbol Retailer of the Year was awarded to Mace Red Tiles Service Station in Durham. Abertay Services Mace Express, Scotland, won the Independent Forecourt Retailer of the Year Award, and the Multiple Forecourt Retailer of the Year Award went to North Road Filling Station, Newcastle. The News Retailer of the Year Award was presented to Henderson Group, Luton.
Vip Panchmatia, owner of Mace Hexagon Stores, said: “This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and the loyalty of our customers. We are truly honoured.”
P amp;H also presented awards to suppliers, with Britvic, Allied Bakeries, Molson Coors, Arla Foods, Cadbury and Coca-Cola Enterprises winning.
Richard Hayhoe, marketing director of Palmer and Harvey, said: “These are tough times for independent retailers and for a store to achieve sales growth in this climate is something that should be celebrated.”