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McCool’s Centra Ballymena wins top award at Leading NI Retail Awards

Hannah Donnelly from category sponsor Drinks Inc; McCool’s Ballymena Centra Store Manager, Kevin Killough, and owner, Peter McCool.

Local store, McCool’s Centra Ballymena has scooped the Neighbourhood Store of the Year (Category 3) award at the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.

Owner, Peter McCool, and Store Manager, Kevin Killough picked up the award at the gala dinner last week at the Crowne Plaza Belfast. 


Independently judged by Spotcheck, the awards were judged to exacting standards over a three-month period.


The judges commented that:


“Excellent presentation and engaging staff made this a standout store. The layout was easy to navigate, and shelves were full. The staff were enthusiastic and working hard to provide a great customer experience.”


Now in their 26th year, the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards reward excellence, recognise achievement, raise industry standards, and reward entrepreneurial spirit and are Northern Ireland’s most prestigious retail awards.


Commenting on the awards, Paddy Murney, retail sales director for Centra said:


“Congratulations to our retail partners the McCool family who, along with their team at McCool’s Centra Ballymena, have been honoured at the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.

"This win is testament to the great value, customer service and extensive offering across the store and I am delighted the store team has been recognised for its commitment to serving the local community with the best in modern convenience retailing.”


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