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Fuel retailers nationwide are looking forward to this week’s climax of the industry’s most prestigious awards event - the Forecourt Trader Awards.

Despite one of the most challenging of years due to the pandemic, the Forecourt Trader Awards will be continuing the long-established annual tradition of recognising the most notable of retailers - but this year in a ‘virtual’ event taking place on Thursday, January 14 at 6.30pm. It will be hosted by celebrity TV presenter, magician, writer and actor Stephen Mulhern. There is no need to register to attend, viewers simply join at forecourttrader.co.uk.

Meanwhile finalists are hoping for a much-needed boost for their sites and teams, who have worked so hard to support their customers and communities during the uncertain grip of the pandemic.

Mulkerns Eurospar in Newry Co Down is a finalist in the Best Community Engagement category. Lisa McCrink, head of marketing at Mulkerns Eurospar, said her and the team are looking forward to the Awards: “Anything that can give us a wee boost during these times is great. It’s been a tough year so it’s good to have something to look forward to. Before lockdown, we had planned to get together to watch the Awards but now we will be watching them at home.”