One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent Independent retailers, Peter McBride, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Neighbourhood Retail Awards in Belfast.

Peter, who has over 30 years of retailing experience, runs 12 SPAR stores across counties Tyrone and Fermanagh, and is President of the leading trade group, Retail NI.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Peter to recognise his outstanding contribution to the local retail industry. As Director of the McBride Retail Group, Peter has consistently delivered for local shoppers, providing over 500 secure jobs across 12 sites but it is his work on the international stage which really captured the judges’ attention.

Earlier this year, Mr. McBride became the first retailer from Northern Ireland to be appointed to the InterSPAR Executive Committee by SPAR International where he represents the interests of independent SPAR retailers at the symbol group’s international forum.

Peter has also been a SPAR Ulster Guild member since 2005 and was elected to the National Guild of SPAR as a board member in 2009.

Paddy Doody, Sales & Marketing Director at Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR branding in Northern Ireland,  said he was delighted to see Peter honoured on the night.

“Peter has been one of our most successful retailers for over 30 years and has made a huge contribution to the retail industry, not just in Northern Ireland but on a national and international stage.

“Everybody at the Henderson Group wishes to congratulate Peter on his most recent award win and indeed all of the other Henderson retailers who were recognised at the awards.”

The Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2019, held at Belfast’s Crowne Plaza Hotel last week, crowned 8 retailers connected with the Henderson Group in total. In addition to Peter’s Lifetime Achievement Award, JC Stewarts in Magherafelt took home the Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year title while SPAR Fortfield was named Newcomer of the Year.

A full list of Henderson’s wins can be found in notes to editors. For more information on the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards visit the website here . To learn more about McBride Retail Group, visit