Newry Filling Station reaches final of prestigious industry awards

August 21, 2012

Local retail store Newry Filling Station, Belfast Road, Newry has made it through to the final of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2012 – the country’s only specialist awards in this retail sector.

Newry Filling Station will join 44 finalists that were announced last week and are now set to battle it out at the seventh annual Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards (IFCR) 2012, supported by platinum sponsor PostPoint.

Hosted by TV3’s, Sinead Desmond, and the focal point of the retail calendar, these unique industry awards will take place at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on Friday, September 7 – where 14 category winners will be revealed before the overall winner is crowned Ireland’s Forecourt Retailer of the Year 2012 in a night of glitz and glamour.

The final 44 were whittled down from 450 individual award entries received from throughout Ireland, following rigorous judging by mystery shop specialists, Spotcheck. Reaching the final of these awards signifies a major achievement for independent retailers, symbol groups and oil companies.

Bill Penton, publisher, Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer, was delighted with the calibre of entries: “Now in their seventh year, the IFCR Awards continue to grow. They are a fantastic example of how Ireland’s forecourt and convenience retailers continue to play a vital role in their communities and set industry standards higher each year. I would like to wish all our finalists the best of luck and look forward to a night of celebration.”

Innovation, new ideas and new developments are an essential part of successful retailing in today’s ultra-competitive, fast-moving retail environment. Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retail Awards are the country’s only specialist awards for the forecourt industry and provide an essential showcase for Northern Ireland’s very best retailers.

This unique event seeks to raise industry standards in the forecourt and convenience retailing industry throughout Ireland by recognising excellence and rewarding professionalism in the retail sector.

For more information or to book a table at Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards 2012, visit or call Pamela Beers on Dublin: +353  1639 2960 or Belfast: +44 2890 457 457.