CBE would like to congratulate David Charman and all the team at Spar Parkfoot on being crowned UK Convenience Retailer of the Year at The Convenience Awards 2021.
The store won the Independent Convenience Store of the Year category at the ceremony in London and went on to win the overall prize of Convenience Retailer of the Year.
Owner David Charman was overjoyed to win the award. “It’s been a difficult year for all of my staff and this is a fantastic reward for them. We’ve really focused on what the customer wants and we’ve tried hard to give them that, and we’ve also tried to make sure that the site runs safely and carefully throughout everything that’s happened over the past year. We’re really proud of how we’ve looked after our staff over the past 18 months but it’s a great reward for all the effort.”
David added that retail still drives him forward and encouraged similarly passionate retailers to treat it the same way. “You have to get out of bed in the morning and this is a business that makes you want to do that. I still get a great kick of doing that. You’ve got to focus in on the detail and that seven days a week, your store is at the level it needs to be.”