AN UPHOLLAND convenience store owner is hoping for treble success after being shortlisted for three awards.
Suresh Patel, owner of Premier Upholland, in Dingle Road, is a finalist in the Independent Magazine Retailer of the Year, Independent Convenience Retailer of the Year and the Independent Off-Licence of the Year categories in the up-coming NFRN Awards, organised by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.
Suresh will travel down to London on Tuesday, October 15, for the glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.
The shop keeper has been in charge of the store for three years and has worked tirelessly to ensure it is a focal point of the community, stocking all the products and providing all the services that his customers have told him that they want.
Suresh said: “Stocking the right range of products is the key to strong sales.”
Turnover has grown consistently year on year, but all the money is ploughed back into the business to ensure it continues to respond to the ever-changing needs of its customers.
As well as having a wide range of magazines on display, there is also a variety of grocery products on offer.
A National Lottery terminal, a selection of greetings cards and a parcel collection service are all also available.