31 retailers across the UK and Ireland have been announced as finalists in the Independent Achievers Academy 2015.

The finalists were whittled down from a shortlist of 58 retailers following rigorous judging from industry experts and IAA partners.

The winners in each category will be announced at the IAA Gala Dinner on November 30 in London. To book your place at the Gala Dinner, please contact Sheraer Douglas on 020 7689 3377 or sheraer.douglas@newtrade.co.uk.

Shop Layout

Ramesh Shingadia, Shingadia’s Londis Southwater & Post Office, Horshamramesh

Roli Ranger, Londis Sunninghill, Ascotroli ranger

Eddie Poole, Poole’s SuperValu Dromore, Dromoreeddie poole

Conrad Davies, Spar Pwllheli, Pwllheli conrad davies

Merchandising

Jas Bhattle, Simply Local Newton-Le-Willows, Newton-Le-Willowsjas_bhattle

Sunder Sandher, One Stop Working With Royals, Leamington Spasunder_sandherGaz Bains, Select & Save Belgrave Stores, Coventryselect-and-saveMo Razzaq, Family Shopper Blantyre, Blantyreshahid_mo_razzaq

Effective Ranging

Ramesh Shingadia, Shingadia’s Londis Southwater & Post Office, HorshamRamesh ShingadiaJatinder Sahota, Londis Isle of Sheppey, Minster on Seajatinder_sahotaMichelle & Paul Gravelle, Gravelles Budgens, CambridgePaul _GravelleMark Jones, Bargain Booze, Plymouthbb-plymouth

Availability

Sunita Kanji, Family Shopper Little Hulton, Little Hultonsunita_kanjiJulian Taylor, Taylor-Green Spar, Lindfordjulian_Taylor_GreenJulie Duhra, Premier Jules Convenience Store, TelfordJulie_DuhraMichelle & Paul Gravelle, Gravelles Budgens, CambridgePaul _Gravelle

Customer Service

Bay Bashir, Lifestyle Express Belle Vue Convenience Store, Middlesbrough
bay_bashirAdam Hogwood, Budgens of Broadstairs, Broadstairsadam_hogwoodNainesh Shah, Mayhew Newsagents, LondonNainesh_ShahMark & Samantha Coldbeck, Premier Wharfedale, HullMark_Samantha_Coldbeck

In-store Display

Vip Measuria, Family Shopper Draycott, Draycottvip measuriaPeter Robinson, Premier Castle Stores, Pembrokepeter_robinsonJatinder Sahota, Londis Isle of Sheppey, Minster on Seajatinder_sahotaSandeep Bains, Simply Fresh Faversham, Favershamsandeep_bains

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