It has often been asked why we at SGF, as the voice of the convenience retailing industry in Scotland, have never rewarded industry-leading retailers from within our sector, when other organisations have. After all, who better to judge these stores or retailers, than their peers; individuals and companies who work tirelessly to ensure that our marketplace continues to grow in today’s tough climate.
The SGF National Executive have therefore agreed that the time is now right to embrace this challenge and are delighted to announce our inaugural Retail Excellence Awards, which will be presented at the prestigious 5 star Prestonfield House, Edinburgh on Thursday 10th October as part of our annual conference.
There are so many ways in which our retailers and stores excel, which has given SGF the very difficult task of agreeing which awards should be offered, however we are confident that the following awards, which are up for grabs, will be highly sought after:
- SGF Healthy Living Store of the Year
- SGF Healthier Option Retailer of the Year
- SGF Responsible Retailer of the Year
- SGF Environmentally Aware Retailer of the Year
- SGF Award for Business Innovation
- SGF Store Manager of the Year
- SGF Supplier of the Year
- SGF Store of the Year
In line with any normal selection process, all entries will be assessed by our panel of independent judges, and then narrowed down to a short-list before being visited by our panel. The winner will then be announced during the Awards Luncheon. Those who make it to the final 4 will be invited to attend the Awards Luncheon, as well as the annual conference, which will also be held on 10th October, as a guest of SGF.
If you would like further information on nominating a particular store, please call 0131 343 3300 or download the how to enter leaflet at the end of this page. The closing date for applications is Friday 14th June, so make sure you return your entry as soon as possible. All terms and conditions can be found on the how to enter leaflet.
Entry is permitted to SGF members only, however I’m sure you’ll agree that there are many excellent stores within our membership, so make sure you enter now for your chance to go down in history as one of our first winners!