The biggest awards event in Britain’s Convenience calendar is back with another glittering Central London ceremony to celebrate the best of neighbourhood and local retail ...
The 31st annual Asian Trader Awards, the UK’s most prestigious event recognising achievement in the independent retail channel, returns on Wednesday 6th November with another memorable celebration that shines a light on the very best of Convenience.
Store owners everywhere, you need to mark the date in your diaries and make sure that day’s shifts are covered! The Asian Trader Awards will showcase how local and independent retail is transformative for the communities it serves, and will acknowledge the service and dedication of local retailers across the country.
The message from the awards will be loud and clear: communities need Convenience more than ever, and Convenience is offering the community more than it has ever done before."
With increased banking services and post offices, food-to-go and delivery, franchises, repairs and laundry services among many others increasingly being offered, the Convenience store is fast becoming the linchpin of its neighbourhood. The sector as a whole is stepping up as defender and main support of local life – especially as the needy and old in more isolated locations depend ever more on their local shop and its staff.
The event traditionally attracts the biggest names in independent retail organisations, CEOs of leading manufacturers and wholesalers, government ministers and celebrities all in attendance.
Nominations are now open for this year's Asian Trader Awards and we want to hear from as many fabulously independent retailers as possible – who are working miracles at the heart of their communities.