Harvey’s Spar store and filling station Thurles wins prestigious National Lottery retail award

Harvey’s Spar store and filling station on the outskirts of Thurles Town has been recognised with one of the most prestigious national retail honours, the National Lottery Store of the Year Award, beating off stiff competition from hundreds of stores nationwide to scoop the top retail accolade.

Harvey’s Spar store and filling station Thurles wins prestigious National Lottery retail award

(L-R) Gerry Harvey and partner, Aideen Brehon celebrate after they won the National Lottery Store of the Year Award at last week’s ShelfLife C-Store Awards which were held at the Royale Marine Hotel in Dun Laoighre in Co. Dublin. Presenting their award was Tipperary native, Mary Grace from the National Lottery.

Store owners, Aideen Brehon and Gerry Harvey were in attendance at the Royale Marine Hotel in Dun Laoighre, Dublin where they picked up their award at the ShelfLife C-Store Awards which is an independently judged business accolades for the convenience store sector.

Speaking after their win, Aideen Brehon said, “We just can’t believe it. This is a huge moment for us and we are so proud of this achievement. We only recently found out that we had been nominated as a finalist and to get the overall award ahead of some of the best stores throughout the country is just incredible. It’s a really proud moment for us, our team at the store and of course, our customers. We wouldn’t have a business without the loyal support of the local community since we came to the store in Thurles in 2010.”

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