Symonds Retail, winner of Forecourt Trader of the Year 2012 and Best Forecourt Loo 2013, is now seeking international recognition after clinching the Independent Retail Chain of the Year in last week’s Grocer Gold Awards 2013.

The forecourt group has followed up its UK hat-trick by entering the International Convenience Retailer of the Year 2013 award organised by NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) in the US.

They are in a field of 20 from around the world including stores from Dubai, Australia, Sweden and Argentina, and next stage is a voting process and the stores with the highest number of votes will go through to the final which will be held in London in September.

Votes can only come from retailers or industry suppliers, and Symonds is aiming for 1,000 votes.

For the link to vote for Symonds click here.