SLR Awards 2022: 20th anniversary!

SLR Awards 2022

It’s the 20th running of the SLR Awards and we’re back with a live event for 2022. Make sure you are in with a chance of being among the winners this year by getting your entry in now!


Difficult as it is to believe, this year marks a very special occasion for the SLR Awards, and we are delighted to confirm that for the 20th anniversary running of the SLR Awards we will be back with a live, face-to-face event for the first time since 2019!

Held at the plush Radisson hotel in Glasgow, the event will once again see the cream of Scotland’s local retailing community gather to recognise and reward some of the best retailers, stores and initiatives in the Scottish convenience sector.

To mark the occasion and to make the most of the chance to meet face-to-face for the first time in two years, we have an extra special event planned with a few surprises to help ensure the event remains a highlight of the local retailing calendar in Scotland.

The entry portal is now live and we invite all of Scotland’s retailers to get their entries in now and give themselves a chance of being part of this unique celebration of an outstanding industry in yet another very challenging year.

The local retailing sector has shone brighter than ever during the coronavirus outbreak and the collective efforts of local retailers across the country has helped build what we all hope will be a lasting positive legacy from a period that has been horrendous on so many levels for so many people.

On 7 September, we aim not only to reward the winners on the night, we aim to recognise the spectacular efforts of the entire sector during the pandemic. When the going got tough, the tough most certainly got going – and the independent retailing sector can be rightly proud of the role it played in communities across Scotland.

SLR Publisher Antony Begley said: “We are absolutely thrilled that, barring any more major disasters, we will be able to return to live event for this, our 20th anniversary SLR Awards.

“The industry has been in turmoil for two years now but, for my money, no sector has risen to the challenge quite like Scotland’s local retailing sector.

“We are proud to be able to build a platform where we can celebrate not only the winners on the evening but this entire remarkable sector. Retailers have put their heart and soul into keeping communities functioning across the last couple of years and let’s not forget that they and their teams quite literally risked their lives for the communities they serve.

“That’s something no-one should ever forget and every community in Scotland owes a debt of gratitude to their local retailer.

“The SLR Awards 2022 should be a very special night for everyone involved and I’d urge every retailer to make sure they enter this year. You’ve performed minor miracles during this pandemic – and we want to hear about them.”

Categories
  • Bread & Bakery Retailer of the Year
  • Confectionery Retailer of the Year
  • Food-to-Go Retailer of the Year
  • Forecourt Retailer of the Year
  • Fresh & Chilled Retailer of the Year
  • Newstrade Retailer of the Year
  • Off-Trade Retailer of the Year
  • Scottish Brands Retailer of the Year
  • Soft Drinks Retailer of the Year
  • Tobacco Retailer of the Year
  • Community Retailer of the Year
  • Home Delivery Retailer of the Year
  • New Store of The Year
  • Refit of the Year
  • Sustainability Retailer of the Year
  • #ThinkSmart Innovation Award
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Special Recognition
  • Team of the Year
  • Young Scottish Local Retailer of the Year
  • Scottish Local Retailer of the Year
  • Symbol / Fascia/ Franchise Group of the Year
  • Symbol / Fascia/ Franchise Community Initiative of the Year
  • Symbol / Fascia/ Franchise Innovation of the Year

Entry deadline: 20 May – ENTER NOW!

Event date: 7 September – Radisson, Glasgow