On Thursday 26 November, the Independent Achievers Academy hosted its annual Gala Dinner.

Speaking at the event, winner of the IAA Availability award Samantha Coldbeck of Wharfdale Premier said: “It’s lovely to be out of the business and to be able to get dressed up and meet suppliers and people in the industry.”

Conrad Davies, whose Eurospar store won the Retail Innovation award, said it was fantastic to be recognised for all of the hard work he and his staff have put into the business this year.

Watch what others had to say in the video above.

Click here to see all the winners and find out here how you can get involved in next year’s IAA.