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Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 1 – Mace Kildress
Ciara Daly, Mace; Austin McGrath, Musgrave NI; Edel O’Connor; James Dunsmore, sponsor and Keith and Maura Dolan.

Convenience retail brands, Centra and Mace, owned by Musgrave, are celebrating after they picked up four prestigious awards between them at a recent retail awards ceremony.

Mace Kildress in County Tyrone won Neighbourhood Store of the Year – Category 1, whilst Derry~Londonderry stores, Centra Waterloo Place picked up Neighbourhood Store of the Year – Category 2 and Centra Claudy won Best Customer Service at the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.

Continuing a run of recent high-profile award wins, Lusty’s Centra Larne, who were named Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards last month, took home the coveted title of, Off-licence of the Year.

Michael McCormack, Managing Director, Musgrave, said: “It was a huge night for our Centra and Mace retailers and I’d like to congratulate them on their incredible success at the awards.

“Excellence is second nature to our retailers, whether that’s the customer service they provide or the food and drink they serve, so these big wins are recognition of the hard work all four stores and their teams have put in over the years so well done again from everyone at Musgrave.”

Richard Lusty, owner of Lusty’s Centra Larne, said: “We are so proud to have picked up the award for Off-licence of the Year on behalf of our hard-working team.  We are still on a high after winning an award for our off-licence at the UK Retail Industry Awards, considered to be the Oscars of the retail world, so to take home a further accolade is something we’re extremely happy about.

“We put a lot of work into every aspect of our store and the response from our customers has been just fantastic.  We will continue to give the people of Larne and the surrounding areas the best service and quality food and drink they have come to expect from us.”

Mark Kavanagh, Centra Waterloo Place, said: “We are so proud to have picked up the award for Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 2 on behalf of the whole team at Centra Waterloo Place.  We work so hard on all aspects of our store experience so to take home the award was a massive boost to us all and we will continue to give every customer who comes to our store the best of ourselves.”

Edel O’Connor, Store Manager, Mace Kildress, said: “We are delighted to have won this award. We would like to thank our devoted staff and loyal customers for their support over the years.”

George Gormley, owner of Centra Claudy, said: “To be awarded the top honour for having the Best Customer Service is truly humbling for us and the whole team.  We love what we do, and our loyal customers are always so appreciative.  Our staff will certainly be walking with a spring in their step following this honour.”

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