‘We are truly amazed by achievements of our retail partners’ – Camelot

‘We are truly amazed by achievements of our retail partners’ – Camelot


As the countdown continues to this year’s Neighbourhood Retailer Awards, platinum sponsor of the event, Camelot discusses the importance of celebrating Northern Ireland retailers.


Entries have now closed for this year’s gala awards and the judges have begun their independent process of assessing each of the entrants in their respective categories.

Camelot has once again been confirmed as the event’s platinum sponsor for the fourth year, building on the success of previous years. Additionally, Camelot are also category sponsors for the Community Store of the Year Award for the fourth time.

This year marks the 29th year of the NR Awards – the most prestigious awards night of the year and a major focal point for all retailers, brand owners, service providers and top executives.

Everyone has now marked the date for the awards night, wanting to be a part of something special on Friday 20th October.

Alex Green, Retail Director, Camelot.

Ahead of this year’s awards, Alex Green, Retail Director at Camelot said the National Lottery operator was delighted to be involved with the event.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of retailers across Northern Ireland. Being able to recognise the ingenuity and successes retailers have achieved is worth commemorating and we’re delighted to be part of such a special occasion.

“As each year goes by, we continue to be truly amazed by the efforts and achievements of our retail partners,” he added.

“Their ability to battle through the most challenging of times, to go above and beyond to serve local communities and to provide a pillar of support for their customers day-in, day-out, is absolutely awe-inspiring.

‘We’re looking forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of retailers across Northern Ireland’

“It is therefore our pleasure to be working alongside Neighbourhood Retailer to recognise such tenacity and dedication. We are very much looking forward to recognising the extremely high standards displayed by all of those nominated for an award.”

Wendy Craig, Divisional Sales Manager at Camelot, delivered an exciting presentation at the 2022 awards and spoke of their delight at being the lead sponsor for the event.

“At Camelot, we know that local independent stores are vital to communities across the UK. As we move into 2023, we’ll be continuing to invest in retail and respond to the changing customer environment,” Wendy said on the night.

Wendy Craig, Divisional Sales Manager at Camelot.

“This will help ensure that together with our retail partners, we continue delivering strong returns to National Lottery Good Causes – which help make a vital difference to communities across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

“In selling National Lottery tickets to customers, our retail partners continue to play an enormous part in the ongoing success of The National Lottery.

“In the last two financial years, over 2100 projects in Northern Ireland have been awarded more than £66 million in National Lottery funding.”

Jenny Blogg, Retail Director at Camelot said it was a pleasure to highlight the work of Northern Ireland retailers.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to be able to highlight the incredible determination and exceptional hard work shown by retailers across Northern Ireland,” said Jenny.

With 21 unique industry categories, the NR Awards draw entries from more than 600 of Northern Ireland’s top retailers, all vying to be the best at what they do.

All the big names in NI’s independent retail sector will gather at the star-studded ceremony to celebrate all that is ground-breaking and innovative on the shop floor.