Capping its centenary year 2018, Scottish Grocers’ Federation won the honour for the Best Trade Association of the year at the Global Business Insight Awards.

“I am delighted that the SGF has been recognised with this prestigious award and it is particularly pleasing that SGF won in the ‘Best Trade Association’ category,” said Pete Cheema, chief executive of the SGF.

“This is further acknowledgement that the SGF is the authoritative voice for the convenience store industry in Scotland and is a successful, influential and well respected trade organisation among government, policy makers and of course the retail industry.”

“It is also further recognition of how much SGF has changed over the past 3 years and of course we could not have done this without the support of our retail, wholesale and suppliers members.”

The awards, instituted by the Global Business Insight magazine, recognises “business leadership, innovation in finance and investment and sector success” from around the world.