Award-winning Donegal forecourt retailer Eddie Tobin has won another major industry prize for his service station Tobin’s on the Port Road, Letterkenny.
After undergoing rigorous independent judging, Tobin’s Service Station won the Best Site with a Licence to Sell Alcohol Award at this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards.
After claiming the coveted prize, Eddie said: “It feels fantastic to have won, it’s a great achievement. It’s very important to us to be considered alongside such high quality competition, and this has been a very close category, so we’re very happy.”
(Pictured above: Eddie Tobin with category sponsor, Paul Hoy of Cashzone.)
The awards on September 6th, hosted by Irish broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, celebrated the finest forecourt retailers from all across the island.
The event also saw Topaz Dublin Port overcome world-class competition from throughout the island of Ireland to win the overall prize of Forecourt and Convenience Retailer of the Year.
Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards is a pivotal event for the Irish forecourt industry, acting as a benchmark of excellence for the sector and a key driver of innovation and aspiration.
The local forecourt industry has a significant and growing share of Ireland’s 18 billion Euro grocery and convenience market. While recognised as one of most advanced forecourt markets in world, the sector across Ireland also plays a significant role in local communities, providing support and assistance for many local clubs and charities.
Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer is Ireland’s number one trade publication for the retail and forecourt industry. Bill Penton, publisher of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer, welcomed the calibre of support and entries for this year’s awards.
“These awards are an important institution for the industry, and the calibre of entries and people who attended the event is a reflection of the strength of not only the awards themselves but of the industry in general,” he said.
“It’s an honour to have the opportunity to celebrate some of the most significant players in Irish business and see many of them give their support to these fantastic awards.”Tags: