About the NR Awards

Milestone Nisaextra owner Tom McAvoy accepting the Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year award with David Atkinson (far left), retail development coach from category sponsor Imperial Tobacco, Tom’s wife Ann McAvoy, and model Ella Killen

Milestone Nisaextra owner Tom McAvoy accepting the Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year award with David Atkinson (far left), retail development coach from category sponsor Imperial Tobacco, Tom’s wife Ann McAvoy, and model Ella Killen

Celebrating its 18th year of rewarding forward-thinking local independent retailers, the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards is the leading grocery retail event in Northern Ireland.

Driven by the local industry’s leading publication for the grocery sector, the NR Awards is built on the success of Neighbourhood Retailer magazine, recognising innovative retailers who make an outstanding  contribution to the sector.

The 2016 Neighbourhood Retailer Awards will be held on Friday, October 14 at the Ramada Plaza Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.

It marks one of the most important days in the local retailing calendar, as retailers from all sectors up their game to win one of the 18 individual categories – including the coveted Retailer of the Year accolade. And returning in 2016 is the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

Independently and rigorously judged by Spotcheck, the NR Awards is widely regarded as NI’s premier awards event, both locally and nationally.

You can read the criteria for each award category here.