Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 winners revealed

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018

Celebrating 20 years of industry excellence in Northern Ireland at the 2018 Neighbourhood Retailer Awards

A sell-out crowd of over 500 of the industry’s most innovative figures gathered for the 20th annual Neighbourhood Retailer Awards sponsored by RiverRidge.

Taking place in the Crowne Plaza, October 19 2018, the annual gala awards ceremony saw Northern Ireland’s top retailers recognised in some 19 categories including new for 2018 – Fresh Food Store of the Year

Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland were the overall winners on the evening taking home gongs for Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 4, Fresh Food Store of the Year, Store Manager of the Year, as well as the highly coveted Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year 2018.

2018 winners and finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year

Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland

 Retailer of the Year Neighbourhood Retailer Awards

Paul Hoy (second left) of category sponsor Quick Cash is pictured with Retailer of the Year winners Ann and Tom McAvoy; (centre), Pat Leneghan (left), Head of Retail (Ireland) Nisa; and publisher of Neighbourhood Retailer, Bill Penton (right).

Lifetime Achievement

Philip Morrow, co-founder PRM

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 lifetime Achievement winner

CEO of Maxol, Brian Donaldson presents Philip Morrow, co-founder of PRM with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Community Store of the Year

Mulkerns Eurospar

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 Community Store of the Year winner

Terry, Adina and Mairead Mulkerns are pictured with Thomas Magennis (right); and Ibe Sesay and Yazz Zemmoura, of category sponsor Q Radio (back row).

Highly commended 

Newell Stores Coalisland

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards - Community Store of the Year highly commended

Sean Boyle (centre) from Newell Stores Coalisland is pictured with host Adrian Logan and Yazz Zemmoura from Q Radio

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Community Store of the Year finalists

(L-R): Alison Strong, Hunters of Armagh; Jo Walker and Glenda Hanna, Eurospar Donegall Road; Jonathan Mitchell, Eurospar Cullybackey; Sean Boyle, Newell Stores Coalisland; Ibe Sasay and Yaz Zemoura, sponsors; Keith Tomlinson, Centra Draperstown; Darren Given, SuperValu Newtownbutler; Sue-Ellen Gorman and Alan Gilliland, Creightons of Finaghy.

Fresh Food Store of the Year

Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards - Fresh Food Store of the Year

(L-R) William Owens; Cara Murphy, from category sponsor Müller; Sarah Snowden and Aidan Fisher from category sponsor PRM.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Fresh Food Store of the Year finalists

Finalists from Eurospar Maghera, Fulhan’s Foodhall, Hughes NisaExtra, JC Stewarts, McCool’s SuperValu Ballymoney, Nisalocal Cullybackey, and P&G Eurospar.

Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 1 up to 1,750 sq ft

Mace Kildress

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards Cat 1 winner

(L-R): Ciara Daly, Mace; Austin McGrath, Musgrave NI; Edel O’Connor; James Dunsmore, of category sponsor Note Machine; and Keith and Maura Dolan.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards Cat 1 finalists

(L-R): Patrick and Julie McConville, Nisalocal Ardboe; Kevin and Bernadette Farrell, Derrygonnelly Spar; James Dunsmore, from category sponsor Note Machine; Paul Holder, Spar Letterbreen; John Cummings, Nisalocal Cullybackey and Philip Woods, Centra Circle K, Dobbin Road.

Butcher of the Year

McAtamney’s Galgorm

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards - Butcher winner

Marty Donnelly from category sponsor Spice O’ Life presenting Gary Baird from McAtamney’s Galgorm with his award.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Butcher finalists

(L-R): Ryan Tosh and Fergal McKay, McKay Family Butchers; John Carnduff, H&J Carnduff; Chris McCormick, McAtamney’s Lisnagelvin; Marty Donnelly, from category sponsor Spice O’ Life; John Henderson, McAtamney’s Ballymena; Declan Robinson, McAtamney’s Irish Green Street and Chris Cunningham, Cunningham’s Butchers and Food Hall.

Store Manager of the Year

Noel Hadden, Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Store Manager winner

Owner of Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland, Tom McAvoy accepts the award on behalf of store manager Noel Hadden from RiverRidge’s Bronagh Sproule.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Store Manager finalists

(L-R): Andrew Carey, Cable Service Station; Jo Walker, Eurospar Donegall Road; Lorcan Boyle, Milburn Service Station; Bronagh Sproule, from category sponsor RiverRidge; Hayley Hunter, Spar Ballybeen; Gerry Bennett, Maxol Spar Tannaghmore; Brian Quigg, Spar Bovally Limavady; and Martin Reynolds, SuperValu Comber.

Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 2, 1751 – 3500 sq ft

Centra Waterloo Place

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Cat 2 winner

(L-R): Greg Deacon, from category sponsor Camelot; Noel Kavanagh and Siabhra Walsh, Centra Waterloo Place; and Austin McGrath, Musgrave NI.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Cat 2 finalists

(L-R): Lorcan Boyle, Milburn Service Staton; Nicholas Mulholland, SuperValu Cookstown; Michelle Caskey and Cormack McGrath, Spar Maghera; Greg Deacon, from category sponsor Camelot; Kevin Finch, Milburn Service Station; Jenny Davis and Jade Goy, Spar Titanic; Paul Moorman and Emma Wray, The Co-Op Hillsborough.

Deli of the Year

Cunningham Butcher and Food Hall

Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year 2018 - deli winner

Aidan Flannagan, from category sponsor Kepak presents Christopher and James Cunningham with their award.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - deli finalists

(L-R): Alison McDowell, Jenny Davis and Jade Foy, Spar Titanic; Bernie McKee and Cathal Grant, Milestone Rathfriland; Adrian Flanagan, sponsor; Paul Ansboro; Elaine Williams, Creighton’s of Balmoral; Beverly Atkinson, Pat Doherty, Sharon Newell, Karen Ledgewood; Pierce Kelly, Jordan Steadman, Gary McCullough and Sean Kelly, JC Stewarts Magherafelt.

Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 3, 3501 – 7000 sq ft

Creightons of Balmoral

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Cat 3 winner

(L-R): Briege Finnegan of category sponsor Moy Park is pictured with Bronagh O’Hagan; Jack McCullough; and publisher of Neighbourhood Retailer, Bill Penton.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer 2018 - cat 3 finalists

(L-R): Debbie McGall, Martin McLaughlin and Rachael Martin, McCools SuperValu Kells; Peter McCool and Kevin Killough, Centra Phoenix; Jonathan Mitchell, Eurospar Cullybackey (rear); Gillian Wilkinson, Kelly’s Eurospar Moneymore; Briege Finnegan, sponsor; Stephen McNeilly, Twelfth Milestone (rear); Judith Pitts, Kelly’s Eurospar Moneymore; Brian O’Neill (rear) and Ashlene O’Kane, O’Neill’s Nisaextra and Dwane Hegarty and Alan Gilliland, Creightons of Finaghy.

Newcomer of the Year

Spar Madigans Court

Neighbourhood Retailer 2018 - newcomer winner

David Atkinson (centre) from category sponsor Imperial Tobacco is pictured with Stephanie Brady,
Wendy Cooke and Josie McKernan from winning site Spar Madigans Court

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - newcomer finalists

(L-R): Fiona Burns and Ben Rush, Spar Grand Street; Cormack McKay and Michelle Caskey, Spar Coleraine Road; Gerry Bennet, Maxol Spar Tanaghmore; David Atkinson, sponsor; Jean Patrick and Nicole Clayton, Campbell’s Spar.

Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 4 , 7001 sq ft plus

Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland 

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - cat 4 winner

Glenn McCracken of category sponsor Quorn presents the award to with Ann and Tom McAvoy from Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - cat 4 finalists

(L-R): Jonathan Steadman and Pat Doherty, JC Stewarts Maghera; Neill Cooke and Paul Millar, SuperValu Eglinton; Glenn McCracken, sponsor; John Wallace, SuperValu Omagh; Paul Duffy, SuperValu Aughnacloy; Beverley Atkinson, Sharon Newell, Gary McCullough (rear) and Karen Ledgewood, JC Stewart.

Bakery of the Year

Newell Stores Coalisland

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - bakery winner

Philip Campbell from category sponsor Cuisine de France is pictured with representatives from Newell Stores Coalisland

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Bakery

(L-R): Jessica Keown and Tanya Kinnin, Miestone Rathfriland; Jenny McQuillan and Briege Ashley, Co-Op Old Park Road; Robert Houston and Rose McDonald, Greens of Lisburn; Frank Hagan (rear), The Fiveways NisaExtra; Philip Campbell, sponsor; Lucy McCormack from the Henderson Group representing Eurospar Crossmaglen; Una Donnelly; Christine Williams and Bronagh McHugh, Donnelly’s Bakery.

Forecourt of the Year Category 1 (with c-store up to 1,750 sq ft)

Applegreen M1 Southbound

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Forecourt Cat 1 winner

(L-R): Bill Penton, publisher of Neighbourhood Retailer; James Widdowson, from category sponsor Point Four; Mark Hammond and William Page from Applegreen M1 Southbound.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Forecourt Cat 1 finalists

(L-R): Christina McNally, Don Woolsey and James Woolsey, Scotch Street Filling Station; Jordan Porter and Sean Flynn, Sion Mills Service Station; James Widdowson from category sponsor Point Four; Gerard Boyd and Sally Boyd, Centra Junction 1; Philip Woods, Centra Circle K Dobbin Road; Kevin and Bernadette Farrell, Derrygonnelly Spar.

CTN of the Year

Spar Parkgate

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - CTN winner

Diane and William Bill from Spar Parkgate accept CTN of the Year award from Andrea Keers (centre) of category sponsor JTI.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - CTN finalists

(L-R): Dale, Aaron, and Michelle Beckett, Vivo Ballyrobert; David and Wendy Cooke, Vivo Donemana; Sinead Rainey, Darren Rainey (rear) and Peter McCormick (rear), Vivo Essential Toomebridge; Andrea Keers, sponsor (front); Noel Kavanagh jnr., Centra Waterloo Place; Don Woolsey, Nathan Woolsey (rear), Pauline Woolsey, James Woolsey and Christine McNally, Scotch Street Filling Station.

Forecourt of the Year Category 2 with C-store 1751 sq ft plus

Creightons of Balmoral

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Forecourt Cat 2 winner

Derek O’Reilly of category sponsor O’Reilly’s Wholesale presents the award to Andrew Porter (left) and Michael Smyth (right) from Creightons of Balmoral.Derek O’Reilly of category sponsor O’Reilly’s Wholesale presents the award to Andrew Porter (left) and Michael Smyth (right) from Creightons of Balmoral.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Forecourt Cat 2 finalists

(L-R): Niall Kirkpatrick, Centra Portglenone; Jonathan McCullagh, McCullagh’s Spar; Robert Irvine (rear) on behalf of Emo Express Aldergrove; Derek O’Reilly, sponsor; Mark Hackett on behalf of Emo Express Aldergrove; Peter McCool and Kevin Killough, Centra Phoenix and Steven Wilson (rear), Ivan Wilson’s Mace.

Off Licence of the Year

Lusty’s Centra Larne

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Off Licence winner

Scott McCormack, from category sponsor Findlater & Co presenting Sandra Mogey from Lusty’s Centra, Larne with the award.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Off Licence finalists

Pictured here are finalists from Lilley’s Centra Drumlyon, Crawford Maghera, Spar Madigan’s Court, Mulkerns Eurospar, SuperValu Eglinton, and the The Fiveways NisaExtra

Pharmacy of the Year

Kennedy’s Pharmacy

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Pharmacy of the Year winner

Anita and Patrick Kennedy, from Kennedy’s Pharmacy are pictured with Emma Dickson of category sponsor Ireland’s Wedding Journal (left).

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Pharmacy of the Year finalists

Maria Logan (left) of Hamill’s Pharmacy is pictured with Emma Dickson (right) from category sponsor.

Best Customer Service of the Year

Centra Claudy

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Best Customer Service winner

Neighbourhood Retailer’s Nicholas Avis, representing category sponsor ABM presents the Best Customer Service Awards to Josephine and George Gormley from Centra Claudy.

Finalists

Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2018 - Best Customer Service Finalists

(L-R) Lexie Beatty and Chloe Haveron, Beatty Spar; Samuel Smyth, Smyth’s Eurospar; Karen McClarnon and Alan Gilliland, Creightons of Finaghy; Nicholas Avis (rear), sponsor; Eimear and Paul Moran and Moran’s SuperValu and Jonathan McCullough, McCullagh’s Spar Classic Service Station.

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