Retailers and industry experts were honoured at the 12th annual NFRN Awards in London on 13 October 2015.

During a memorable evening at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 23 awards were presented to those who had made an exceptional contribution to the success of the independent retailing world.

Radio presenter and host for the evening Nick Ferrari gets proceedings underway

Radio presenter and host for the evening Nick Ferrari gets proceedings underway

Product of the Year: Peter Campbell from SnowShock collects the award from Shoplink’s Carolyn Kirkland and Nick Ferrari

Product of the Year: Peter Campbell from SnowShock collects the award from Shoplink’s Carolyn Kirkland and Nick Ferrari

Innovation of the Year: The award went to The Sun for their HND mapping solution

Innovation of the Year: The award went to The Sun for their HND mapping solution

Supplier of the Year: Booker’s Steve Fox (centre) collects the award from N3 director Brian Murphy and Nick Ferrari

Supplier of the Year: Booker’s Steve Fox (centre) collects the award from N3 director Brian Murphy and Nick Ferrari

Collectable Product Retailer of the Year: Dublin Branch President Joe Sweeney (centre) collects his award from Steve Connor of Topps and Nick Ferrari

Collectable Product Retailer of the Year: Dublin Branch President Joe Sweeney (centre) collects his award from Steve Connor of Topps and Nick Ferrari

News Retailer of the Year: Bridget McNulty and Duncan Finlayson of The Paper Shop in Devon pick up their award from Kevin Whitehouse of Smiths News Local and Nick Ferrari

News Retailer of the Year: Bridget McNulty and Duncan Finlayson of The Paper Shop in Devon pick up their award from Kevin Whitehouse of Smiths News Local and Nick Ferrari

Magazine Retailer of the Year: Timothy Walsh of Walsh’s Newsagents in Banbridge is presented with his award by Retail Newsagent’s Chris Rolfe

Magazine Retailer of the Year: Timothy Walsh of Walsh’s Newsagents in Banbridge is presented with his award by Retail Newsagent’s Chris Rolfe

Convenience Retailer of the Year: The award went to Bhavesh Parekh of Kwiksave in Bolton

Convenience Retailer of the Year: The award went to Bhavesh Parekh of Kwiksave in Bolton

Community Retailer of the Year: Suresh Patel collects his award from Bob Nuttall of The Health Lottery

Community Retailer of the Year: Suresh Patel collects his award from Bob Nuttall of The Health Lottery

Lifetime Achievement: Former Scottish President Des Donnelly was recognised for his truly outstanding contribution to the Federation and industry by picking up a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by NFRN Commercial Chairman Ian Shaw and Nick Ferrari

Lifetime Achievement: Former Scottish President Des Donnelly was recognised for his truly outstanding contribution to the Federation and industry by picking up a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by NFRN Commercial Chairman Ian Shaw and Nick Ferrari

NFRN Member of the Year: Colin Fletcher is presented with his award by NFRN National President Ralph Patel and Nick Ferrari

NFRN Member of the Year: Colin Fletcher is presented with his award by NFRN National President Ralph Patel and Nick Ferrari

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The Winners

Product of the Year
SnowShock
Store2Door News Deliverer Merit Award (2)
Dan Cramer
Innovation of the Year
The Sun
Store2Door News Deliverer of the Year
Abby Gifford
Wholesale House of the Year
Smiths News Stockport
Convenience Retailer of the Year
Bhavesh Parekh
Supplier of the Year
Booker
Community Retailer of the Year
Suresh Patel
Collectable Product Retailer of the Year
Joe Sweeney
NFRN Hero Award (1)
Julie Kaur
Magazine of the Year
Take a Break
NFRN Hero Award (2)
Ashok Rumesh Rushadaran
Regional Newspaper of the Year
The Cumberland News
Responsible Selling Retailer of the Year
Sukhvinderjit Sangha
National Newspaper of the Year
The Mirror
Fellowship of the NFRN
Conor Duffy
News Retailer of the Year
Bridget McNulty and Duncan Finlayson
Special Services to the Industry
David Daniel
Magazine Retailer of the Year
Timothy Walsh
Lifetime Achievement
Des Donnelly
Store2Door Retailer of the Year
Peter Wright
NFRN Member of the Year
Colin Fletcher
Store2Door News Deliverer Merit Award (1)
Charlotte Turner

The NFRN would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our sponsors, staff and everyone who helped make this such a special evening.

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