Henderson Retail has been named Independent Retail Chain of the Year at The Grocer Gold Awards 2021.

Presented during a gala ceremony at The Guildhall in London earlier this week, the awards celebrated the extraordinary achievements of companies and individuals, and the role they played in response to the pandemic.

Retail Director at Henderson Group, Mark McCammond commented; “The Grocer Gold Awards are highly coveted and well-deserved recognition for all on our team and throughout the Group.

“SPAR and EUROSPAR remain as a top choice for local shoppers, and each of our store teams stepped up over the past 18 months to create safe shopping spaces to provide essentials for all, going the extra mile to ensure they were there for their local communities more than ever.”

Henderson Retail now operates 101 SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA branded stores throughout Northern Ireland, with many stores picking up prestigious UK-wide industry awards in recent weeks.

The Grocer Gold Awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts, with the Independent Retail Chain of the Year award said to celebrate the best and brightest independent retailers: “operators who have adapted and evolved their offers in a fast-changing and highly competitive market and maximized both local and national opportunities”.