Postmasters were well represented at the Scottish Local Retailer of the Year awards evening on 19 June, with sixteen shortlisted stores also having a Post Office. And we can now announce the winners!
The evening was all about celebrating the expertise of retailers who run Scottish local stores, whether in cities or rural locations.
This year, the awards include our brand new, sponsored category, Post Office Retailer of the Year. This is to recognise Scottish retailers who combine a Post Office with their retail offering to form one successful business.
Well done to Camelon Post Office, winners of Post Office Retailer of the Year!
Award judge Kathryn Hollingsworth said, “Camelon near Falkirk is in a managed Spar branch, which faces stiff supermarket competition so the Post Office and the Subway franchise are two important additions that make the store a destination.”
She added, “Spar Camelon is a superb example of how to integrate a Post Office into a convenience store so that everyone benefits. The team have created a lively environment which is welcoming to customers of all ages, and high standards are maintained throughout.”
Photo shows (L to R): Antony Begley, editor of SLR, proud winner Leona Eaglesham of Spar Camelon and Pam Heap, Head of Retail Operations, Post Office
Congratulations to all of the winning stores with a Post Office recognised on the night.
- Camelon Post Office, SPAR, Camelon - Post Office Retailer of the Year
- High Blantyre Post Office, Family Shopper High Blantyre, Glasgow - ThinkSmart Innovation Award
- Milnathort Post Office, Giacopazzi’s, Milnathort - Sustainability Retailer of the Year
- Markinch Post Office, Greens of Markinch - Soft Drinks Retailer of the Year
- Timsgarry Post Office, Uig Community Shop, Isle of Lewis - Community Involvement Retailer of the Year
The overall winner of Scottish Local Retailer of the Year was David Bryson and Sons, Londis. See photos of all of the winners being presented with their awards on the SLR Awards site.
To find out more, see the full list of sixteen shortlisted retailers with a Post Office. And read our feature on Post Office Retailer of the Year category with views from an award judge.