O’Kane’s SuperValu Dungiven, owned by Ciaran O’Kane, Kelly’s Centra Trench Road, owned by David Kelly and Boyd’s Mace Toomebridge, owned by Cahal Boyd were named ‘Store of the Year’ winners at MRPNI’s annual awards.
Northern Ireland TV personality Claire McCollum hosted the prestigious event at the Slieve Donard hotel in Newcastle, Co. Down for 300 retailers and MRPNI Head Office staff. The Awards recognise the ‘best-in-class’ retailers across SuperValu NI, Centra NI and Mace NI with the winners demonstrating the highest levels of commitment to customer service and retail excellence.
Robert and Dympna Millen, owners of Centra Carrickfergus, Prince Andrew Way picked up the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award and SuperValu Limavady won ‘Fundraising Store of the Year’ for raising £9,408 for charity partner Action Cancer.
This year’s Western theme was ‘Leading The Way’ with entertainment including line dancers from Academy Dance Studio, Newry and Garth Brooks tribute band, Friends in Low Places.
The awards were sponsored by Allied Bakeries, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Tayto and Kerry Foods.
The Store of the Year and category winners for 2015 are:
SuperValu NI Store of the Year: O’Kane’s SuperValu, Dungiven
SuperValu Highly Commended: McCool’s SuperValu, Ballymoney
Fundraising Store of the Year: SuperValu Limavady
Centra NI Store of the Year: Kelly’s Centra, Trench Road
Centra High Convenience Gold: McGoveran’s Centra, Belfast Malone Road
Centra High Convenience Silver: Cathcart’s Centra, Magherafelt
Centra High Convenience Bronze: McGoveran’s, Centra, Stranmillis
Centra Foodmarket Gold: Kelly’s Centra, Trench Road
Centra Foodmarket Silver: McCool’s, Centra, Ballymena
Centra Foodmarket Bronze: McElhinney’s Centra, Omagh, Brookmount
Mace NI Store of the Year: Boyd’s Mace, Toomebridge
Mace Under 1800 sq ft Gold: Boyd’s Mace, Toomebridge
Mace Under 1800 sq ft Silver: Courtney’s Mace, Lisnaskea
Mace Under 1800 sq ft Bronze: Dolan’s Mace, Gortin Road, Omagh
Mace Over 1800 sq ft Gold: Gracey’s Mace, Belfast Newton Park
Mace Over 1800 sq ft Silver: Wilson’s Mace, Coleraine
Mace Over 1800 sq ft Bronze: Johnston’s Mace, Cadogan
Newcomer of the Year: Cox & Millen’s Centra, Carrickfergus, Prince Andrew Way