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Blakemore Retail Celebrates Industry Award Success

October 03, 2017

Blakemore Retail has won big at this year's Retail Industry Awards and Forecourt Trader Awards.

The Retail Industry Awards reward excellence across the retail industry whereas the Forecourt Trader Awards focus on the very best retailers in the petrol retailing industry.

The winners of the Forecourt Trader Awards were announced on September 14th at a glitzy 1920s themed award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London, and included entertainment from musician and model Myleene Klass.

Blakemore Retail picked up two Forecourt Trader of the Year awards in the regional categories, with Fairfield winning the award for Midlands over 4MLPA and Laceby Lodge Services winning the award for Northern England over 4MLPA.

The Retail Industry Awards took place on September 28th at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Blakemore Retail picked up the award for Multiple Community Retailer of the Year for its continued commitment to improving the local communities the company serves.

Over the last 12 months Blakemore Retail colleagues have fundraised more than £300,000 for the NSPCC. More than £76,000 was raised for the good cause as a result of A.F. Blakemore’s Charity Birthday Party alone. Employees also raised a further £40,000 during last year for other good causes chosen by staff.

Bentley Store Manager Michelle Davies was awarded the title of Store Manager of the Year for her exceptional commitment to her team and store.

Blakemore Retail was also highly commended in the regional Convenience Retailer of the Year category.

Blakemore Retail Managing Director Stuart Adkin commented: “We have great teams in great stores, who also raise lots of money for the NSPCC and get involved with their local communities, so to get this recognition from the industry is fantastic.

“On behalf of the management team I would also like to congratulate Michelle, Kristian and Michele and their teams for their individual awards.”

The wider SPAR symbol group also enjoyed great success at both awards events, walking away with 14 titles at the Forecourt Trader Awards and a further 14 at the Retail Industry Awards. In addition, SPAR was crowned Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.

Retail Industry Award Wins


Community Affairs Officer Liz Blakemore collects the Multiple Community Retailer of the Year award


Michelle Davies from SPAR Bentley collects the award for Store Manager of the Year

Forecourt Trader Award Wins


Fairfield Store Manager Michele Lawson picks up the Midlands over 4MLPA award


Laceby Lodge Store Manager Kristian Harrison picks up the Northern England over 4MLPA award


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