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Sewell Retail crowned Forecourt Trader of the Year 2009

25 September, 2009


Sewell Retail was named the Forecourt Trader of the Year winner last night at a glittering awards ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. The evening was hosted by veteran DJ Tony Blackburn and had a retro 70s theme, complete with an Abba tribute

band. The event was attended by about 700 guests from the petrol retailing industry.

Patrick Sewell and David Craven-Jones from Sewell Retail were presented with the award and a cheque for £3,000 by Forecourt Trader editor Merril Boulton. The presentation was the climax of the awards ceremony which saw many retailers recognised for their achievements in the service station sector.

The results are listed below, including details of the new Retailer Champion award, with more coverage due in Forecourt Trader’s October issue.

The main sponsor of the event was Palmer and Harvey. The other category sponsors were Coca-Cola Enterprises, Convenience Distribution Group, Country Choice, Ginsters, Imperial Tobacco, Nestle Rowntree, RS Sales & Distribution, Simply Coffee, Tokheim, Torex, Walkers and Wilcomatic.




FORECOURT TRADER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2009


SPECIALIST PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Best Site with a Licence to Sell Alcohol
Quentin Wilson from Sewell Retail Chanterlands, Hull

Best Car Care & Lubricants Outlet
Quentin Wilson from Sewell Retail Chanterlands, Hull

Best Confectionery Outlet
Damian Lewis from Strensham North, Strensham

Best Crisps & Snacks Outlet
Philip Tout from Touts Budgens Nailsea, Bristol

Best Customer Service
Danny Syrett from Roughton Service Station, Norfolk

Best Display of Chilled Food
Sharon Stanley from Tates Spar Battlefield, Shrewsbury

Best Eco Friendly Outlet
Peter Roachford from Sainsbury’s Badger Farm, Winchester

Best Food-to-Go Outlet
Oliver Lodge from Gilhams Service Station, Midhurst

Best Forecourt Facilities
Brian Stoddart from Gem Bluebell Way, Preston

Best Hot Beverages Outlet
Katherine Batch from Sewell Retail Willerby, Hull

Best Use of Retail Technology
Tom Massey from Sewell Retail Pocklington, York

Best Soft Drinks Outlet
Andrew Hattersley from Isenhurst Service Station, Heathfield

Best Tobacco Merchandising
Ellen Bebb from Newtown, Skelmersdale




RETAIL CATEGORIES


RURAL

Rural - Independent dealer with up to 9 sites
Conor McKibbin from Brennans Spar, Seaforde, County Down

Rural - Oil Company owned/franchisee/commission agent
Asitha Edirisinghe from Murco Costcutter, Bourton on the Water

Best Rural Site overall
Conor McKibbin from Brennans Spar, Seaforde, County Down



NEIGHBOURHOOD

Neighbourhood - Independent dealer with up to 9 Sites
Philip & Lesley Tout from Touts Budgens Nailsea, Bristol

Neighbourhood - Independent dealer with 10 sites or more
Patrick Sewell & David Craven-Jones from Sewell Retail Chanterlands, Hull

Neighbourhood - Oil Company owned/franchisee/commission agent
Peter Woods from Murco Costcutter, Canvey Island

Neighbourhood - Oil Company/supermarket-owned and managed
Nicola Farrell from Trolans Supervalu Ballymoney, County Antrim\

Best Neighbourhood Site overall
Patrick Sewell & David Craven-Jones from Sewell Retail Chanterlands, Hull



MAIN ROUTE

Main Route - Independent dealer with up to 9 sites
Edward Prosser from Harry Tuffins, Ludlow

Main Route - Independent dealer with 10 sites or more
Patrick Sewell & David Craven-Jones from Sewell Retail Willerby, Hull

Main Route - Oil Company/supermarket-owned and managed
Phil Marsh from Esso Hartlebury Service Station, Hartlebury

Main Route - Oil Company owned/franchisee, commission agent
Charles Henderson from Townparks Service Station, Antrim, County Antrim

Best Main Route Site overall
Edward Prosser from Harry Tuffins, Ludlow



BEST MOTORWAY SITE

Gill Lockhart from Cardiff West Motorway Service Station



BEST OIL COMPANY INITIATIVE

Esso - ROC UK Safety in Action
Winner

Total - ECO 10
Highly Commended


RETAILER CHAMPION
Sailesh, Kamlesh and Hasmukh Thakrar from HKS Retail



FORECOURT TRADER OF THE YEAR 2009

Patrick Sewell & David Craven-Jones from Sewell Retail Chanterlands, Hull

 

 

 





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