Lincolnshire Co-op reveals stores of the year at prestigious awards ceremony

Lincolnshire Co-op has announced its stores of the year at an awards ceremony recognising service excellence and personal development.

Mystery shopper visits carried out by independent companies determined which outlets were crowned winners at the evening at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Kieran Patterson, Craig Chamberlain and Sam Young from the Winning Post filling station in Lincoln. Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Kieran Patterson, Craig Chamberlain and Sam Young from the Winning Post filling station in Lincoln. Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

The stores of the year were:

Travel

  • Branch of the Year, Boston Travel Branch
  • Cruise Branch of the Year, Sleaford Travel Branch

Funerals

  • Silver Award, Long Sutton Funeral Home
  • Gold Award, Sutton on Sea Funeral Home

Pharmacy

  • Bronze Award, Louth Pharmacy
  • Silver Award, Waddington Pharmacy
  • Gold Award, Rookery Lane Pharmacy, Lincoln

Food

  • Bronze Award, Crowle Food Store
  • Silver Award, Navenby Food Store
  • Gold Award, Kirton Lindsey Food Store

Filling station of the year

  • Winning Post, Lincoln

Post office

  • Gold Award, Woodside Post Office, Sleaford

Avril McDermott, Manager of Rookery Lane Pharmacy in Lincoln, said: “It’s nice to be recognised. I think that our customer service is absolutely second to none, and having a brilliant team is what makes that possible.”

Avril McDermott, Tracy Pearce, Dee Buckberry, Louise Hubbard and Karen Sutton outside the Rookery Lane Pharmacy. Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Avril McDermott, Tracy Pearce, Dee Buckberry, Louise Hubbard and Karen Sutton outside the Rookery Lane Pharmacy. Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Danielle Monaghan, Manager of Navenby Food Store, added: “I’m really excited for the team and what we’ve achieved.

“It’s all because we work together, they’re proud of what they do and I’m proud of what they do.

“The customer service side of things is paramount in order to achieve great results.”

Sophie Tazzyman, Manager of Winning Post Food Store and Filling Station, said: “Winning Post is a high-profile store so customer service is really important and we work hard on that.

“We’ve got a great team and we all work well together.

“They deserve this award – they’re the ones on the tills everyday making a difference to customers.”