Forfar store is Sher-fire success

Umar Sher, Martin Race and Mohammed Issa

Congratulations to retailer Umar Sher, whose Best-one 1st Stop 2 Shop in Forfar was named as Scottish Regional Winner at Bestway Wholesale Retail Development Awards, held on October 26 in London. 

The awards are the culmination of a series of development seminars held earlier in the year across the UK. The seminars saw 40 supplier partners share insight and advice across their relevant categories, with the retailers who implemented major changes – based on their learnings – receiving prizes.

As well as the accolade, Umer (pictured left, with Bestway MD Martin Race and Mohammed Issa) also collected a cheque for £2,000.

Addressing the 400-strong audience which included retailers, suppliers and Bestway Wholesale personnel, Bestway Group Chief Executive Zameer Choudrey CBE, said: “Bestway is extremely proud of our RDA programme which over the years has helped thousands of retailers develop their stores to match the changing needs of shoppers. The scheme is unique in the industry and demonstrates our commitment to help retailers compete against increasing competition on the high street. For our winners, their stores are so much more than being places to buy groceries. They are place to build communities.”