Testimonials

Partners & Associates

Ramsay MacDonald

Retail Director, Certas Energy (Gulf Motor Fuel)
Retail’s Best has been the standout event of this year – it gives you the real opportunity to meet with people in a relaxed and informal setting. Congratulations to the Retail’s Best team for creating a new business environment.

James Hall

Group Director of Symbol, Bestway’s Group
Retail’s Best, with its innovative format in bringing together successful, forward thinking retailers, who want to develop their business, offers us a great opportunity to grow the Best-one estate.

Guy Pulham

Manager, Regional Sales, JET
What better way to bring our year of 60th anniversary celebrations to a close than by supporting an event that sees some of the UK’s biggest and most successful names in independent forecourt retailing come together.

Adrian Felton

Development Director EMEA, Oracle Retail
The format at Retail’s Best events of having non-competing partners is really good, giving the retailers focus and giving the vendors good access and effortless networking opportunities.

Gordon Balmer

Commercial Director, PRA
Retail’s Best brings suppliers and like-minded retailers together to work in partnership to drive innovation and grow business and that’s got to be good for our industry.

Colin Reeve

Director EAME Development, MICROS CFS
The event was very well organised. The format of having only four non competing partners is really good, giving the retailers focus and giving the vendors good access and effortless networking opportunities. Retail’s Best worked with professionalism and delivered a great event that was enjoyed by all who attended.

Paul Courtney

Business Development Director, Londis
Retail’s Best has been one of the best opportunities for networking and a great investment for generating new business. The excellent support for this new event, from both suppliers and retailers, is testament to its success. The partnership approach really worked and the Retail’s Best team made sure that everything ran smoothly from start to finish.

Brian Madderson

Chairman, PRA
Retail’s Best is without a doubt one of the most refreshing and exciting new events to take place in the convenience and forecourt industries and the PRA is proud to be an official supporter.

Sub partners & Exhibitors

Adrian Beeby

UK Sales Director, Tokheim
Retail’s Best provides a successful formula for engaging with both new and existing clients and participating alongside strategic suppliers in the industry.

Paul Jordon

Managing Director, Jordon Group
We were exhibitors at the first event in May and seeing the calibre of retailers at Retail’s Best made it an excellent show for us and we came back to the second event as a sub partner.

Neill Collier

Business Account Manager Nestle Professional
It’s a good networking environment with a focussed approach.

Ross Gibson

National Account Manager, Gamble Foodservices
The food was superb, the venue great and the quality of people attending really stood out, they’re the decision makers.

Ian Hughes

Affinity Development Manager, Bluefin
These are fresh leads to us. It’s been a great networking opportunity and the enthusiasm of the people who come here has really bowled me over with their willingness to talk business.

Neil Foster

Director of Sales & Marketing EK Williams
We had really good discussions with retailers and I think we’re going to do some really good business as a result.

Clive Steel

Managing Director, AIRServ
We were a little concerned at first when we were invited to participate but we have found the event to be extremely valuable in the sense we have been able to capture new business opportunities exclusively.

Sarah Freeman

Sales Manager of Henry Howard Finance PLC
We feel there has been a really really good quality of retailer and forecourt owner and it has been great getting in front of the decision makers within the businesses.

Guests & Visitors

Jonathan James

Owner, James Graven
I like the way that I can have a whole day at work and then come down here in the evening.

Alan Spackman

Managing Director, Petrocell
I found it very interesting, very information and I learned a lot. I’ll definitely be going to the next one.

Jamie Blackwell

Buying Manager, Tesco
The entertainment was fantastic and the networking great too, meeting lots of new people here today.

Alice Chalmers

National Accounts manager, Subway
This is the first Retail’s Best that we’ve been to, so it was a new experience for us and we were very impressed.

Ilyas Munshi

Director, Euro Garages
Retail’s Best was a fantastic day, finishing off with a great evening and opportunities to meet other retailers and suppliers.

Sindy Prince

System & Int Control Manager, Rontec
We have over 200 sites and I shared a table with a retailer who has just a few sites, yet it was refreshing to know that we share the same problems and issues.

Shane Thakrar

Head of Business Development HKS
Having the exhibition after dinner was brilliant – it was more relaxed and informal.

Gil O’Neil

Managing Director, Protheroes
We came here today with the idea of looking at what a particular supplier has to offer. It’s been a very relaxed and there’s been no hard sell. What we found is what’s on offer is certainly worth considering.

Joseph Richardson

Managing Director, Jos Richardson & Son
It’s a short, snappy event, which means that we can all get back to our businesses in the morning. The mid-afternoon starting time moves smoothly into the evening event, with no hanging around.

Sarah Jones

Director Hoffnant Stores
It’s a very impressive event. I found it extremely useful with lots of new things, especially from the supplier partners.

Aziz Patel

BP & Nisa Retailer
This event is very informative. The food has been absolutely delicious – it was better than my wife’s cooking, but I wouldn’t say that at home!

Dee Sedani

Director, News R Us
Words can’t capture the quality of tonight’s event. The catering was absolutely fantastic because you had a good mix of Asian and Western food. It’s an excellent way of networking and getting to know the team behind the brand and business. I’d definitely like to attend more events like this!