Wednesday 9th November 2022 | Central London

Winner 2021

Convenience Product Awards winners 2021

The convenience product awards were presented by Kalpesh & Shailesh Ramniklal Solanki, Group Managing Editor and Executive Editors Asian Trader

Convenience Snacks Brand of the Year

Winner : McCoy's Fire Pit, KP Snacks Shailesh Solanki, Sunny Ahuja Chief Executive Officer Sunmark Ltd, Matt Collins Trading Director KP Snacks, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Convenience Soft Drink Brand of the Year

Winner : Monster Nitro, by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Steve Marks Associate Director Wholesale Shailesh Solanki, Sunny Ahuja Chief Executive Officer Sunmark Ltd, Steve Marks Associate Director Wholesale CCEP, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Convenience Confectionery Brand of the Year

Winner : Cadbury Twirl Orange by Mondelēz International Shailesh Solanki, Sunny Ahuja Chief Executive Officer Sunmark Ltd, Lauren Adams, Hannah Haslam Hanover Communications, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Convenience Vape & Next Gen Product of the Year

Winner : Ploom by JTI Shailesh Solanki, Sunny Ahuja Chief Executive Officer Sunmark Ltd, Mark McGuinness Head of Marketing JTI, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Asian Trader Awards Winners 2021

The awards were presented by Kalpesh & Shailesh Ramniklal Solanki, Group Managing Editor and Executive Editors Asian Trader

Ram Solanki Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner : Sir David Amess MP Shailesh Solanki, Mark Francois MP, Kalpesh Solanki

Responsible Retailer Award Supported by JTI

Winner : Lewis Prager, Best One Preens, Wakefield West Yorkshire, Jonathan James , James Convenience Retail Ltd, Derby Shailesh Solanki, Ross Hennessy, Sales Vice President UK JTI. Jonathan James, Lewis Prager, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Wholesale Depot of the Year supported by JTI

Winner : Time Cash & Carry Rainham Shailesh Solanki, Jas Manku, Steve Dyas, Wholesale, Convenience & Gas Director JTI, Rakesh Patel, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Convenience Chain of the Year Award Supported by Dr Beckmann

Winner : Kalpesh (Pete) Patel of Costcutter, Southborough Shailesh Solanki, Alison O’Brien UK Country Manager ACDOCO, Krish Patel, Kalpesh(Pete)Patel, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Local Hero Award, Supported by Walkers Sensations

Winner : Asif Akhtar, Premier Smeaton Stores, Kirkcaldy Shailesh Solanki, Becky Toms – Senior Director Impulse, Field & GTM PepsiCo, Asif & Abada Akhtar, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Bakery Retailer of the Year Award, supported by Warburtons

Winner : Mike Humphreys, Premier Kenninghall Stores and Post Office, Norwich Shailesh Solanki, Keren & Mike Humphreys, Kate Schoon Convenience Customer Business Controller of Warburtons, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Independent Retailer of the Year Award Supported by Booker

Winner : Pete Saleem, Premier Broadway Circle, Blythe, Northumberland Shailesh Solanki, Colm Johnson, Managing Director, Booker Group, Pete Saleem, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Food To Go Retailer of the Year Award

Winner : Shamly Sud, Premier Racetrack, Glasgow Shailesh Solanki, Andy Marino, Madhuri Sood, Shamly Sud, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Tobacco Retailer of the Year Award, supported by Imperial Tobacco

Winner : Amit Puntambekar Ash’s Store, Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire Shailesh Solanki, Duncan Cunningham Head of corporate and legal affairs Imperial Tobacco, Amit Puntambekar, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Impulse Retailer of the Year Award, Supported by State Bank of India

Winner : Mos Patel for both shops – the Family Shopper in Ashton Under Lyne, & Premier in Oldham Shailesh Solanki, Mos & Anju Patel, Sharad Chandak, Regional Head (UK Region), State Bank of India, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Symbol Convenience Retailer of the Year Supported by Bestway

Winner : Kopi Kalanathan, Costcutter, Doncaster Shailesh Solanki, Dawood Pervez Managing Director Bestway Group, Kopi Kalanathan, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Next Gen Award Supported by Pladis

Winner : Nishi Patel of Londis Bexley Park Shailesh Solanki, Paul Williams Wholesale Controller Pladis, Nishi & Kiran Patel, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Vape Convenience Retailer of the Year Award Supported by British American Tobacco

Winner : Aman Uppal of One Stop in Coventry Shailesh Solanki, Mustafa Zaidi Convenience & Pharmacy Channel Manager BAT, Aman Uppal, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Spirit of the Community Award, supported by Mondelēz

Winner : Julie Kaur, Premier Jules Convenience Store, Telford Shailesh Solanki, Joey Singh, Julie Kaur. Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner

Asian Trader of the Year Award

Winner : Mandeep Singh, Premier Singh’s, Shirecliffe, Sheffield Aditya Solanki Digital & CRM Manager Asian Media Group, Shailesh Solanki, Baljeet, Mandeep & Vrinder Singh, Kalpesh Solanki, Rory Bremner