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Bestway Wholesale's Retail Development Awards Winners revealed

Bestway Wholesale's Retail Development Awards Winners revealedIndependents, retail club members and Best-one stores were all among the winners last night at Bestway Wholesale’s Retail Development Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, London

The annual event hosted by Bestway Wholesale’s managing director Martin Race, saw over 500 staff and guests pay tribute to retailers who attended three 2-day Retail Development Seminars earlier in the year and took back what they learnt to their stores.

The Retail Development programme is part of Bestway’s mission to increase customers’ store standards across the independent channel and help customers trade more profitably. A prize fund of over £32,000 was shared among the winners with independent retailer Mr Booze Express in Derby collecting the top accolade and a cool £10,000

Martin Race said, “It’s no secret that it’s tough being an independent retailer these days. It’s even tougher to stay ahead as the multiples, discounters and symbol operators see your success and come gunning for you.  That’s why the RDAs are so important to us as a company – to give retailers the category insight and latest shopper trends that help them become better businesses. The winners of the Retail Development Awards are not only fantastic retailers in their own right  - and shining examples of all that is good in convenience retailing - but they also serve as testimony to other independents who are being challenged daily that independent retail is thriving if they get their customer proposition right.”

The Bestway Retail Development programme is now in their 16th year and have over 5,500 independent retailers build a more profitable business.

OVERALL WINNER
Saqib Mahfooz & Saghir Hasham, Mr Booze Express, Derby
01332 292988

SOUTHERN WINNER
Syed Hassan, foodinn, London
0208 5267779

NORTHERN WINNER
Shakil Bashir, Kasa, Leeds
07956 875470

SCOTTISH NATIONAL WINNER
Gary Casson, Burrelton Village Store & PO, Burrelton
07876 680219

COMMUNITY AWARD
Paul & Gail Mather , Sherston Post office Stores, Sherston, Wiltshire
01666 840456

BEST-ONE WINNER
Uday Lal,  Best-one Lals, Wakefield
07506 717662

SOUTHERN RUNNER UP
Santhosh Sundaresan, BMP Star Supermarket, Mottingham, London
0208 8574589

NORTHERN RUNNER UP
Gareth and Natalie Hooton, Best-one Hooton’s News, Golborne
01942 711137

SCOTTISH RUNNER UP
Abdul Rashid, Salina Minimarket, New Stevenson
01698 832009

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Overall winner – Martin Race, Managing Director Bestway Wholesale; Saqib Mahfooz & Saghir Hasham, Mr Booze Express


 
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