A SPAR forecourt store in Llandrinio, owned by independent retailers Lewis Ltd, has been named the best for community engagement in the UK.Download image
A popular SPAR forecourt and convenience store, located in the small village of Llandrinio in Montgomeryshire, Powys/Shropshire border, owned by independent retailers Lewis Ltd, has been named the best for community engagement in the UK. Judges said this award is always a tough category to judge, and this year was no different. However, they were unanimous in their praise for Lewis Ltd and, in particular, The Cabin drop-in centre.
G&E Murgatroyd SPAR Whitehaven took the regional category award win for Northern England up to £4 million per annum. Having relocated around the corner from its former location in Richmond Hill Road in July 2021 at the cost of £3 million, the new store, with the addition of a Shell livery forecourt, has become even more of a community asset.
The SPAR forecourt at JET Refinery Service Station won the second regional Northern England over 4 million category award. JET Retail UK has opened this state-of-the-art flagship site following a £3m knockdown-rebuild. The site, close to the Phillips 66 Limited Humber Refinery in South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, was officially re-opened at the end of October 2021 following months of construction.
Seven of Northern Ireland’s SPAR and EUROSPAR forecourts received awards. In greater Belfast, Henderson Retail-owned and operated SPAR Fortfield in Carrickfergus was named Best Coffee and Hot Beverages Outlet for the second year in a row.
EUROSPAR Donegall Road took home both Best Customer Service and Best Site Manager for Chris Lawlor, while Creightons of Finaghy was named Best Forecourt Team.
In Co Fermanagh, Swift’s EUROSPAR, Lisnaskea picked up the regional Northern Ireland award for Best Forecourt (up to 4mlpa), while McCullagh’s Classic Service Station took home the same award in the over 4mlpa category.
EUROSPAR Kircubbin, which opened its doors earlier this year on the Ards Peninsula, was the winner of the Best Design and Development Award.
The wins come after an already successful awards season for SPAR and EUROSPAR retailers at the recent Convenience Awards and Retail Industry Awards. Top of FormForecourt Trader magazine is the leading media brand in the forecourt sector in the UK and has been recognising, rewarding, and celebrating forecourt retailers’ outstanding achievements for over 20 years.
Source: SPAR UK
About SPAR UK
The UK became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. As a result, there are now five regional partners in the UK. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group.
SPAR has led the highly competitive convenience market in the UK for many years. Always innovative, the five regional partners continue to grow the brand. SPAR UK comprises independently owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores. These include forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhood stores.