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IAA Stars of 2021

NFRN members scooped a total of 11 awards at the Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) Gala, organised by our subsidiary company Newtrade Media.

Newtrade runs the IAA educational scheme over 12 months, which culminates in a gala event when the winners in a range of categories are announced.

The IAA was setup in 2006 and exists to help independent retailers to grow their sales and profits, through benchmarking and expert advice.

The NFRN members named as IAA Stars of 2021 are:

Amit Puntambekar, Ash’s Shop, Fenstanton, Huntingdon
Effective Ranging, in association with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Amish Shingadia, Londis Caterways, Horsham
Availability, in association with Mars Wrigley

Baz Jethwa, Spar Rocket Stores, Bolton
Merchandising, in association with Vape Retailer

Jack Matthews, Bradley Supermarket, Loughborough
In-store Display, in association with Mondelez International

Samantha Coldbeck, Wharfedale Premier, Hull
Responsible Retailing, in association with JTI

Susan Connolly, Connolly Spar, Tidworth, Wiltshire
Staff Development, in association with British American Tobacco UK

H & Jodie’s Nisa Local, Walsall
Service to the Community, in association with RN
Marketing to Customers, in association with Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I

Aman Uppal, One Stop Mount Nod, Coventry
Digital Engagement, in association with

Premier Morley, Leeds

Arjan Singh, Premier Morley, Leeds
Rising Star


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