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Blakemore Retail Recognised with Five Retail Industry Awards

September 30, 2016

Blakemore Retail celebrated a night to remember at the Retail Industry Awards 2016, scooping five category wins and one commendation.

The division performed outstandingly at this year's ceremony, picking up awards in the categories of Multiple Community Retailer of the Year and Chilled Retailer of the Year, while Fairfield store picked up the title of Forecourt Retailer of the Year and Wrexham store was awarded Food to Go Retailer of the Year.

In addition, Wrexham Store Manager Janet Cruse was awarded the title of Store Manager of the Year for the exceptional dedication and enthusiasm she shows to her team and store. Sleaford Store Manager Tim Hindley was also highly commended in this category.

Judges commended Blakemore Retail across all five winning categories for its imagination, forward-thinking approach, strong culture and links with the community.

Celebrating over 20 years of excellence, the Retail Industry Awards, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the grocery industry, reward excellence and outstanding achievements across a variety of different categories.

Blakemore Retail Managing Director Stuart Adkin commented: “We are extremely proud that our stores and people have been recognised for their innovation, exceptional standards and strong links with the community.

“Everyone across Blakemore Retail has worked very hard and is very deserving of these highly regarded and sought after titles."

The black-tie ceremony took place on September 29th at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

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Community Affairs Officer Liz Bell collected the award for Multiple Community Retailer of the Year
Janet Cruse from Wrexham was crowned Store Manager of the Year
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Fairfield Store Manager Michele Lawson was awarded Forecourt Retailer of the Year (Company Owned)
Stuart Adkin and Geoff Hallam collected the award for Chilled Retailer of the Year (Multiple)
Wrexham Store Manager Janet Cruse picked up the award for Food to Go Retailer of the Year (Individual Store)


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