NFRN National Awards 2019

The NFRN are once again running their prestigious National Awards in 2019.

Always a highlight in the Federation calendar, the 2019 Awards takes on extra significance as it forms part of the NFRN’s centenary celebrations. Finalists will be invited to a special gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 12 February during which the winners will be announced and retail excellence celebrated.

Along with celebrating the very best in independent retailing, the evening provides those attending with a great opportunity to mingle with colleagues, wholesalers, publishers and other trade guests. So don’t delay – get nominating!


Want to be an award winning retailer?

We are now seeking entries from members in England (excluding Southern Region), Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland in the following categories:

  • Responsible Selling Retailer of the Year
  • Convenience Retailer of the Year – Symbol
  • Convenience Retailer of the Year – Independent
  • Store2Door Agent of the Year
  • Store2Door Deliverer of the Year
  • Collectible Product Retailer of the Year
  • Newsagent of the Year
  • Community Champion of the Year

To submit your nomination please complete the online form or download the PDF version and return it to us by post or by email.

Note – if using the downloadable version of the form, you need to download and save the pdf to your computer first and use that version before entering and saving your details. 

Nominations for all categories should be submitted by 4pm on 1 November 2018.

The Southern Region (London, South East, South West districts) will hold their own regional awards on 28 September 2018. As a result, no direct nominations for the National Awards will be accepted from the Southern Region as the region’s winner in nationally recognised categories automatically go through as finalists to the National Awards.


Event & Ticket Information

The 2019 NFRN Awards gala dinner is taking place on the night of Tuesday 12 February at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Details of how to book tickets for this prestigious evening will be announced later in the year but make sure you save the date!

For any queries please contact the NFRN Awards team on 0191 386 4365 or email