NFRN Awards 2016

The 2016 NFRN Awards took place on Wednesday 23 November at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London and this year’s event was even bigger and better than ever!

More than 400 people from all sectors of the industry were in attendance as the very best of our industry were honoured for their hard work, innovation and determination.

During the evening, hosted by LBC breakfast show presenter Nick Ferrari, 25 awards were presented including  five new categories – Newsagent of the Year, New Product Development of the Year, Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year, Symbol Group or Franchise of the Year and the WH Smith Local Franchisee of the Year.

Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support. Without this, these Awards would never happen.

 

NFRN Awards reception

NFRN National President Ray Monelle and his wife Andrea in attendance with Immediate Past President Ralph Patel and his wife Urvashi

Brian Moses collects his NFRN Award

Newsagent of the Year: Brian Moses, who owns The Bookstall in Harrogate, picks up his award from Coca Cola’s Jim Fox and Nick Ferrari

Topps Collectable Product Retailer of the Year: winner

Topps Collectable Product Retailer of the Year: Steve Conner of sponsors Topps presents Dunbartonshire retailer Andrew Howell with his award

Nigel Evans MP collects NFRN Award

NFRN Retail Champion: Nigel Evans MP, who has campaigned to stub out the illicit tobacco trade, collects his award from NFRN CEO Paul Baxter

Guto Bebb MP collecting NFRN Award

NFRN Retail Champion: Guto Bebb MP was recognised for his continued support to independent retailers in the fight against retail crime. Mr Bebb would also be presented with a Fellowship of the NFRN Award later in the evening

Store2Door Service of the Year Award winner Yakuta Bhaiji

Congratulations to Yakuta Bhaiji of Harrogate Distribution for picking up the Store2Door Service of the Year Award. Yakuta is pictured with Liam Cagliarani of sponsors E-Pay

Store2Door News Deliver of the Year: Award winner

Store2Door News Deliverer of the Year: William Beard is presented with his award by Neil Jagger of sponsors Trinity Mirror

Community Retailer of the Year

Community Retailer of the Year: The award went to Kevin Martin of G A Jones & Son in Llandrindod Wells

Responsible Selling Retailer of the Year: winner

Responsible Selling Retailer of the Year: North Yorkshire retailer Bay Bashir, who runs the Belle Vue Convenience Store in Middlesbrough, collects his award from Jerry Margolis of sponsors Philip Morris International

Convenience Retailer of the Year: Peter McBride of McBrides in Co Tyrone accepts his award from Booker’s Steve Fox

Convenience Retailer of the Year: Peter McBride of McBrides in Co Tyrone accepts his award from Booker’s Steve Fox

Symbol Group of the Year winner

Symbol Group of the Year: NFRN Credit Union Director, Ralph Patel, presents the award to Martin Swadling of Booker Premier

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National Newspaper of the Year: Representatives from The Telegraph collect their award which was sponsored by Eye to Eye

Member of the Year award winner Ranjan Patel

Ranjan Patel was presented with the prestigious NFRN Member of the Year Award by National President Ray Monelle and Nick Ferrari

The 2016 NFRN Awards Winners

The Award winners take to the stage

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The Winners

Product of the Year
PMI – Chesterfield Cigarettes
Fellowship of the NFRN
Guto Bebb MP
Topps Collectable Product Retailer
Andrew Howell
New Product Development of the Year
Coca Cola Zero Sugar
News Wholesaler of the Year
Paul Latham (SN Newport)
Community Retailer of the Year
Kevin Martin
Supplier of the Year
NK Supply
Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year
Imperial Tobacco ‘Suspect It, Report It’
Regional Newspaper of the Year
Daily Post
Responsible Selling Retailer of the Year
Bay Bashir
NFRN Retail Champion
Guto Bebb MP
Special Services to the Industry
Gill Sherratt
NFRN Retail Champion
Nigel Evans MP
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Hopkins
NFRN Retail Champion
David Burrowes MP
Innovation of the Year
Trinity Mirror Regional Plus Scheme
Partworks Retailer of the Year
Rushik Parmar
Convenience Retailer of the Year
Peter McBride
NFRN Hero
PC Wayne Tommans-Porter
Magazine of the Year
National Enquirer
Newsagent of the Year
Brian Moses
Symbol Group of the Year
Booker Premier
Store2Door Service of the Year
Yakuta Bhaiji
WHSmith Local Franchisee of the Year
Jon Healings
Store2Door News Deliverer Award
William Beard
NFRN Member of the Year
Ranjan Patel
National Newspaper of the Year
The Telegraph

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners at this year’s NFRN Awards!

Our 2016 Finalists

Responsible Retailer of the Year
Bay Bashir, Belle Vue Convenience Store, Middlesbrough
Shahid Razzaq, Family Shopper, High Blantyre, Glasgow
Devendra Patel, This & That, Plaistow, London
Michael McDermott, McDermott Londis, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Convenience Retailer of the Year
Raj Aggarwal, Queens Drive Stores, Wigston, Leicestershire
Jas Bhattle, Jas Retail Ltd, Newton
Mohammed Aslam, Sattar Wallyford, Musselburgh
Methan Lakhani, St Marys Supermarket, Southampton
Peter McBride, McBrides, Omagh, Co Tyrone

Community Retailer of the Year
Kevin Martin, GA Jones & Son, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sunita Kanji, Kenyon Mini Market, Little Hulton, Manchester
Ian Mitchell, The Village Store, Drongan
Kishore Chandarana, Taras News, Downley, High Wycombe
Paudie O’Neill, O’Keefes Daybreak, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Newsagent of the Year
Narinder Gakhal, MNG Newsagency, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield
Brian Moses, The Bookstall, Harrogate
Imran Irshad, International News, Edinburgh
Kevin Shovelar, The Sweet Market, Southampton
Brian Savage, Savage Newsagent, Newry, Belfast

Store2Door Service of the Year
Trevor Whitehouse, Court News, Bury St Edmonds
Yakuta Bhaiji, Harrogate Distribution, Harrogate
Rob Brighton, Brightons News, Reading
Judith Mercer, Hamilton News, Belfast

Store2Door Deliverer of the Year
Neil Grimmett, Summer News Distribution, Cropthorne, Near Pershore
Christopher Massey, Werrington News, Werrington, Stoke-on-Trent
Lisa Gilmour, Knoxs News, Dunbar, East Lothian
William Beard, Samways, Great Missenden, Bucks

Partwork Retailer of the Year
Mark Dudden, Albany News, Cardiff
Dharmandra Joshi, Aston Indoor Market, Ashton Under Lyne
Rushik Parmar, Kenwins, Herne Bay
Deirdre Mannion, Mannions Day Today News, Oranmore, Co Galway

Topps Collectable Retailer of the Year
Andrew Howell, Lomond News, Balloch, Dumbartonshire
Nainesh Shah, Maynew News, London
Alan Fincham, Londis News Extra, Attleborough, Norfolk
Kate Greenway, Market Place News, Garstang, Preston
Alison McDermott, The Carlisle, Omagh, Co Tyrone

National Newspaper of the Year
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Daily Telegraph
The Times
Daily Mirror
Sunday People

Regional Newspaper of the Year
Trinity Mirror South Wales
Scottish Provincial Press
The Gazette
Leicester Mercury
The Munster Express
Daily Post

Magazine of the Year
National Enquirer
Modern Gardens
Private Eye
Top of the Pops
Children’s Launches from Immediate Media Company

Supplier of the Year
Boost Drinks
NK Supply
PMI
JTI
SnowShock

Product of the Year
PMI, Chesterfield Cigarettes
Henry Howard
SnowShock, SnowShock Slush
Epay

New Product Development of the Year
Imperial: JPS Triple Flow
United Biscuits: McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles
JTI – Logic Pro
Coca Cola European Partners – Coca Cola Zero Sugar

Symbol Group/Franchise of the Year
Booker
WHSmith Local
N3
Vaporized
Subway

Innovation of the Year
Trinity Mirror Regional Media
Vaporized
News UK’s Deliver My Sun
Bartuf Flexi News Presenter
Frontline – developing magazines sales with Newspro

Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year
Imperial: Suspect It? Report It!
Epay
NetPay
The Health Lottery
Panini, Euro 2016

Wholesaler of the Year
Paul Latham, Smiths News, Newport
Mark Simmons, Smiths News, Croydon
Raquel Feung, News UK, DTR
Grant Keogh, Menzies Distribution, Linwood
Angela Newton, Menzies Distribution, Wakefield