The SLR Rewards 2020 judging panel met this week (9 March) to narrow down the entries into shortlists for each category.
We were once again inundated with fantastic entries from all four corners of Scotland, including a wider number from the islands than ever before.
This first part of the judging process – the Paper Judging – saw a talented and experienced panel come together to literally read, analyse and mark every entry. Once again, we were delighted to have secured the services of a couple of the highest profile and most successful retailers in England in Sunder Sander and Avtar Sidhu.
With decades of experience in running modern convenience stores, Sunder and Raj brought fantastic expertise and knowledge to the Paper Judging session and we thank them for their interest in helping develop Scotland’s local retailing community.
With the Paper Judging now complete, it is now time to hit the road with every shortlisted retailer receiving a personal visit from judges. Typically, that involves around 5,000 miles of travel in under a month but it’s the only way we can ensure that judging is fair and accurate.