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Awards

Convenience Retailer of the Year 2020

A.F. Blakemore has a long history of winning industry awards and accreditations. 

Below is a list of the recognition achieved by the company, its retail partners and colleagues in recent years.  
 

2020

Retail Industry Awards
SPAR Parkfoot - Independent Forecourt Retailer of the Year 
Eat 17 SPAR Walthamstow - Independent Retailer of the Year (3,000 to 6,000sq ft category)

Forecourt Trader Awards
SPAR The Stage - Forecourt Trader of the Year 

Convenience Awards
Conrad Davies - Convenience Retailer of the Year
SPAR Pwllheli - Best Independent Convenience Store
SPAR Laceby Lodge (Blakemore Retail) - Best Multiple Managed Convenience Store
SPAR UK - The Shoppers' Favourite Convenience Fascia for Impulse 

 

2019

Retail Industry Awards
SPAR Pwllheli - Independent Retailer of the Year (1,200 to 3,000sq ft category) 
SPAR Hampton - highly commended in the Most Improved Store category
SPAR's People's Podium - Symbol Initiative of the Year

Forecourt Trader Awards
SPAR Newark (Blakemore Retail) - Midlands up to 4mlpa
Loggerheads Garage - West Country & Wales up to 4mlpa
Syston Service Station - Best Car Care & Lubricants Outlet
David Charman, Parkfoot Garage - Special Recognition Award

Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 
A.F. Blakemore - Education Partnerships Award 

Grocer Gold Awards
A.F. Blakemore - Flagship Store Programme - Business Initiative of the Year

Convenience Retail Awards
Eat 17 SPAR Hammersmith - Best New Store
Lyndsay Howden-Smith, SPAR Bradley (Blakemore Retail) - Community Hero

 

2018

Retail Industry Awards
SPAR - Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year
SPAR London Road Bakery - Store Team of the Year 
Blakemore Retail - highly commended in the Multiple Community Retailer of the Year category
Blakemore Retail - highly commended in the Food-to-Go Retailer of the Year Multiple category
SPAR Laceby Lodge (Blakemore Retail) - highly commended in the Forecourt Retailer of the Year Company-owned category
Stonydelph Post Office (Blakemore Retail) - highly commended in the Post Office Retailer of the Year Managed Store category
SPAR London Road - highly commended in the Independent Retailer of the Year (up to 1,200 sq ft category) 

Forecourt Trader Awards
SPAR Roadchef Norton Canes – shortlisted for Best Motorway Services Outlet and Best Design & Development
Rontec Chimes SPAR – shortlisted in the London & the South East over 4mlpa category
Euro Garages Flagstaff Service Station – shortlisted in the Midlands over 4mlpa category
SPAR Newark (Blakemore Retail) – shortlisted in the Midlands up to 4mlpa category

HIM Wholesale Awards
Blakemore Foodservice - Independent Foodservice Operator’s Favourite Delivered Wholesaler

HIM Awards
SPAR UK – The Retailer’s Favourite Symbol Group for 2018 and The Shopper’s Favourite Forecourt Retailer for 2018

Walsall Works Partner Awards
A.F. Blakemore - Bronze Partner Status

Performance Through People Achievement Awards
A.F. Blakemore - Employer of the Year

 

2017

Retail Industry Awards
Blakemore Retail - Multiple Community Retailer of the Year
Michelle Davies, SPAR Bentley (Blakemore Retail) - Store Manager of the Year
SPAR UK - Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year
Blakemore Retail - highly commended in the Convenience Retailer of the Year category
SPAR London Road Bakery - highly commended in the Store Team of the Year category

Forecourt Trader Awards
SPAR Fairfield (Blakemore Retail) - Midlands over 4mlpa
SPAR Laceby Lodge (Blakemore Retail) - Northern England over 4mlpa
SPAR Bilsby - Midlands up to 4mlpa

Sales Assistant of the Year Awards 
Kirsty Rhodes, SPAR St Dials (Blakemore Retail) – Sales Assistant of the Year in the Multiple category

Convenience Retail Awards
Eat 17 SPAR Hackney - Best Large Convenience Store
Eat 17 SPAR Hackney - Best Communication to Shoppers
Eat 17 SPAR Hackney - Innovation Award

HIM Wholesale Awards
A.F. Blakemore - Favourite Wholesaler for Customer Service
A.F. Blakemore - The Independent Retailer's Favourite Delivered Wholesaler

Retail Sales Awards
SPAR Brumby Corner (Blakemore Retail) - Post Office Retailer of the Year (multiple retailer)

Investors in People
Blakemore Design & Shopfitting and Blakemore Property - Bronze accreditation

Charities Trust
A.F. Blakemore - Bronze Quality Mark Award for Payroll Giving