Following on from this year’s top 100 announcement 2 weeks ago, the IAA have now revealed their finalists for 2011 across the 12 core retail principles that make up the academy.
A total of 23 retailers have made the cut and have been invited to the prestigious awards ceremony taking place this November at the Grange Hotel, Tower Bridge.
Retail Newsagent editor Chris Gamm, who chaired the judging panel, said “The standard of entries this year was very high. We had to make some very tough decisions but we believe that we have chosen the very best in independent retailing to go through to the finals. Congratulations to all the finalists.”
Many of the names featured are retailers that we’ve included in our See My Shop section over the past 2 years, so take a look through the list below and click on any hyperlinked names to see more of their shop!
Service to the Community
Sponsored by Booker
Alkesh Gadher, Best-one Isleworth, Middlesex
Bob & Sue Young, Robin Hill Stores, Dorset
Lesley Brown, Frankmarsh Store, Barnstaple
Sponsored by Wrigley
Shaan Chaudry, Anker Service Station (Nisa Local), Nuneaton
Eddie Poole, Poole’s Supervalu Moira, Co. Armagh
Shahnaz Patel, SPAR Bolton, Bolton