Parfetts announced its annual Go Local retailer awards last night (7 December) at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.
The retailers’ innovation, professionalism and commitment to local communities were celebrated, with judges noting the huge effort they had made through the pandemic to support customers.
The awards included recognition for a retailer for each of Parfetts’ operating regions.
Nitin Limbani, Go Local Extra, Sunderland
Bay Bashir, Go Local Belle Vue, Middlesbrough
Robert Cooper, Go Local, Holywell, Flintshire
Simrun Badh, Go Local Extra, Sheffield
Jeyanand Sivapalan, Go Local Extra, Derby
Rizwan Rafiq , Go Local Extra, Stoke
Newcomer of the Year:
Haydn Hicks, The Local, Ulverston
Sasi Patel, Go Local Extra, Oldham
Priyesh Vekaria, Go Local Extra, Manchester
Most Improved Store:
Nathan Thiru, Go Local, Runcorn
Parfull Kumar, Go Local Extra, Manchester.
Commenting on the awards, Guy Swindell, joint managing director of Parfetts, said: “Our retailers worked hard throughout the pandemic to support their communities and underline the importance of the convenience sector. The standard of the winners this year is truly impressive, and we are proud to recognise the best of retail in our awards.
“As we continue to accelerate our growth and expand our footprint across the UK, we are investing record amounts in our people, technology and service to ensure our retailers continue to have the support they need to succeed.”
The event was hosted by impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner and attracted 450 retailers and suppliers.
Parfetts operates across the North, Midlands and Wales from seven depots and its Go Local fascia group now includes over 850 stores.