Henderson Retail owns and operates 95 SPAR and EUROSPAR stores in Northern Ireland. Many of these are petrol forecourt sites, affiliated with the major oil brands. Henderson Retail is one of the top players in the UK independent market and Northern Ireland’s largest independent fuel site operator. The business continues to receive industry recognition for its achievements.
At the Retail Industry Awards 2019, held in London, often regarded as a benchmark of excellence in the retail industry, SPAR and EUROSPAR store managers dominated in the Store Manager of the Year category, taking away the winner in the Multiple category (Joanne Walker, EUROSPAR Donegall Road, Belfast) while Jennifer Donaghy (SPAR Holywood Road, Belfast) brought home the highly commended.
Meanwhile, at the Forecourt Trader Awards also in London, Samuel McCann (EUROSPAR Carrick Milestone, Carrickfergus) was awarded the Best Site Manager Accolade, and two of Henderson Retail’s newest stores and supermarkets, SPAR Fortfield and EUROSPAR Wallace Village won regional Forecourt of the Year titles.
And at Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retail Awards in Dublin, Henderson Retail won Best Training Initiative.
Mark McCammond, Retail Director at the Henderson Group commented; “We have many of the best retail managers and most highly committed store teams trading from well invested, contemporary retail outlets. They share our vision for success, which is why we have seen an uplift in retailers joining Hendersons to boost their sales and margins and put their name behind a brand they can be proud of.”
EMO, Linn Road, Larne, was acquired in July 2020 by Henderson Retail.
Embedded in the company is a strong culture of corporate social responsibility. This culture is evident in the community initiatives, charity involvement and employee volunteer opportunities it supports and facilitates for staff.