Partners & Associates
Ramsay MacDonaldRetail 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 HallGroup Director of Symbol, Bestway’s GroupRetail’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 PulhamManager, Regional Sales, JETWhat 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 FeltonDevelopment Director EMEA, Oracle RetailThe 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 BalmerCommercial Director, PRARetail’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 ReeveDirector EAME Development, MICROS CFSThe 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 CourtneyBusiness Development Director, LondisRetail’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 MaddersonChairman, PRARetail’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 BeebyUK Sales Director, TokheimRetail’s Best provides a successful formula for engaging with both new and existing clients and participating alongside strategic suppliers in the industry.
Paul JordonManaging Director, Jordon GroupWe 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 CollierBusiness Account Manager Nestle ProfessionalIt’s a good networking environment with a focussed approach.
Ross GibsonNational Account Manager, Gamble FoodservicesThe food was superb, the venue great and the quality of people attending really stood out, they’re the decision makers.
Ian HughesAffinity Development Manager, BluefinThese 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 FosterDirector of Sales & Marketing EK WilliamsWe had really good discussions with retailers and I think we’re going to do some really good business as a result.
Clive SteelManaging Director, AIRServWe 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 FreemanSales Manager of Henry Howard Finance PLCWe 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 JamesOwner, James GravenI like the way that I can have a whole day at work and then come down here in the evening.
Alan SpackmanManaging Director, PetrocellI found it very interesting, very information and I learned a lot. I’ll definitely be going to the next one.
Jamie BlackwellBuying Manager, TescoThe entertainment was fantastic and the networking great too, meeting lots of new people here today.
Alice ChalmersNational Accounts manager, SubwayThis 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 MunshiDirector, Euro GaragesRetail’s Best was a fantastic day, finishing off with a great evening and opportunities to meet other retailers and suppliers.
Sindy PrinceSystem & Int Control Manager, RontecWe 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 ThakrarHead of Business Development HKSHaving the exhibition after dinner was brilliant – it was more relaxed and informal.
Gil O’NeilManaging Director, ProtheroesWe 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 RichardsonManaging Director, Jos Richardson & SonIt’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 JonesDirector Hoffnant StoresIt’s a very impressive event. I found it extremely useful with lots of new things, especially from the supplier partners.
Aziz PatelBP & Nisa RetailerThis 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 SedaniDirector, News R UsWords 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!