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Picture Special: NFRN Awards 2012

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Published by: Joe Lenane | Published Date: 29th October 2012

Retailers and industry experts were honoured at the 9th annual NFRN Awards which took place in London on the 23 October.

During a memorable evening, hosted by Sky News presenter Vivien Creegor at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 awards were presented to those who had made an exceptional contribution to the success of the independent retailing world.

(Above) Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron Rushbrook (right) collects his award from Mike Laney of Imperial Tobacco

HND Retailer of the Year: Michael Garner (left) in attendance with his son Will (right) collects his award from Julian Davies of News International (middle)

Special Services to the Industry Award: Camelot Chief Executive, Dianne Thompson with NFRN Mutual Chairman, Peter Wagg

News Deliverer Merit Award 1: Hannah Collier collects her award from Neil Jagger of the Daily Mail

News Deliverer Merit Award 2: Nick Hall picks up his award from Neil Jagger

News Deliverer of the Year: Tom Maynard (right) is presented his award from Neil Jagger

Dinner: The 300 strong audience sit down for an evening of great food and entertainment

Play it again: Danny Mills performs on the piano

Entertainment: Award winning stand up and ventriloquist Nina Conti

The Winners

Regional Newspaper Excellence Award
Northern Echo
HND Retailer of the Year
Michael Garner, Garners News, Eastbourne
National Newspaper Excellence Award
Mail on Sunday
Independent Convenience Retailer Award
Shahid Razzaq, Premier, Glasgow
Magazine Excellence Award
Countryside Magazine
Best National Lottery Retailer
Mitesh Patel, Fairfields, Hoddesdon
Wholesaler Excellence Award
Shaun Crosse (Smiths) & Anne Ewing (Menzies)
Independent Community Retailer Award
Samantha Chapman, Paperlane, Eastbourne
Supplier Excellence Award
NFRN Member of the Year Award
Doug Morris
Special Services to the Industry Award
Dianne Thompson
Independent Magazine Retailer of the Year
Linda Taylor, Retaylors, Gloucestershire
Fellowship of the NFRN
Mike Weatherley MP
News Deliverer Merit Award 1
Hannah Collier, B&J Newsagents, Durham
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Rushbrook
News Deliverer Merit Award 2
Nick Hall, Old Catton Premier, Norfolk
Independent Newspaper Retailer of the Year
Sue Abbott, Pipers News Stores, E Sussex
News Deliverer of the Year Award
Tom Maynard, Momi News, Rushden

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