A MARKETHILL store has scooped a top prize at the 14th annual Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.
JD Hunter & Co of Markethill won the title of Neighbourhood Store of the Year (category 4, 7001 sq. ft. plus) at the 14th annual Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.
Alison Strong from the store was at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast last Friday evening to collect the award.
This is the country’s most prestigious awards ceremony for the grocery retailing industry, backed by Neighbourhood Retailer magazine. The 14th annual NR Awards were attended by more than 400 industry professionals who saw NI’s leading retailers vying for industry accolades.
After collecting her award, Alison said, “I’m absolutely delighted to have won the award. We have a wonderful team of staff and management and it’s fantastic to be recognised for all the hard work.”
Supported by platinum sponsor Bank Machine, the NR Awards were hosted by UTV star Pamela Ballantine.
Commenting on the success of the awards, Bill Penton, Neighbourhood Retailer publisher said, “We are delighted that we had more that 450 entries this year and the quality of entries just gets better and better.”
He added, “The Neighbourhood Retailer Awards are a showcase of Northern Ireland’s finest independent grocery retailers and create a pivotal industry event that rewards excellence in retailing.”