Well-known Belfast retailer wins award for commitment to delivery

Well-known Belfast retailer wins award for commitment to delivery
Judith Mercer pictured receiving her award from category sponsor Shaun Jones, Circulation Director at DMG Media and Rory Bremner, who hosted the awards.

Owner of Hamilton News, Judith Mercer fought off competition from across the UK and Ireland to win a top award from one of Europe’s biggest employers’ associations.

Judith was named Home News Delivery Retailer of the Year at the exclusive 2024 Fed Awards. She was presented with the award by Circulation Director at DMG Media, Shaun Jones. DMG Media sponsored the category.

The Fed (Federation of Independent Retailers) is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 10,000 members throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The judges said: “Hamilton News has demonstrated that HND is vitally important, not only to their business but within the local community. Judith and her team have gone to great lengths to develop their HND service, by distributing flyers and working closely with local and national newspaper titles to promote HND.”

Judith impressed judges with her vast delivery range and contracts, which include 800-900 copies to the BBC. The judges were also particularly impressed with the dedication.  For many of Judith’s elderly and infirm customers, HND is a lifeline.

The ceremony was hosted by renowned impressionist, comedian and satirist Rory Bremner at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on 18th June.

Judith said: “I am delighted, absolutely over the moon. We have been doing home delivery for about 40 years now, it is nice to get recognised and by the people that you work with and the Fed, I am just delighted.”