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Last night the

the IAA hosted its annual awards Gala dinner. Former ‘Dragon’ and founder of YO! Sushi Simon Woodroffe hosted the glittering ceremony which saw top retailers from all over the country come together to celebrate one another’s achievements over the course of 2011.  As well as looking back over the past year this year’s event had a purposeful sense of looking forward as retailers were encouraged to embrace different tools such as social media to help their stores progress in the coming months and years.

 

Congratulations to the following winners:

Availability

Winner: Mital Morar, Store! – Castlefield, Manchester

Effective Ranging

Winner: Vipul Pabari, Connaught Road PO & Supermarket – Market Harbourough, Leicester

Merchandising

Winner: Shaan Chaudry, Anker Service Station (Nisa Local) – Nuneaton

Shop Layout

Winner: Paul and Pinda Cheema, Costcutter – Tile Hill, Coventry

 In-Store Theatre

Winner: Kennedy Nayer and Rav Garcha, Nisa Local – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Customer Service

Winner: Vipul Pabari, Connaught Road PO & Supermarket – Market Harbourough, Leicester

Marketing to Customers

Winner: Mandeep Singh, Premier Sing’s – Sheffiled

Staff Development

Winner: Rav Garcha, Nisa Local – Broadway, Worcestershire

Retail Innovation

Winner: Roli Ranger, Londis – Ascot, Berks

Responsible Retailing

Winner: Shahid Razzaq, Premier Mo’s Convenience Store – Glasgow

Environment and Health

Winner: Terry and Melanie  Philpott, Martins of Castle Cary – Somerset

Service to the Community

Winner: Alkesh Gadher, Best 0ne – Isleworth, Middlesex

Overall Best Shop

Winner: Vipul Pabari, Connaught Road PO & Supermarket – Market Harbourough, Leicester