A Sussex-based Budgens has been crowned best c-store in the country.

Knight’s Budgens of Hassocks was named Convenience Retailer of the Year at this week’s Convenience Retail Awards, hosted by Convenience Store magazine in association with The Grocer. It was also awarded Best Large Convenience Store.

It was a good night for Budgens retailers. Warner’s Budgens of Broadway won Best Independent C-Store, while Symonds Budgens of Wells walked away with the Sustainable Retailing Award and Best Milk Retailer .

Malcolm Cheema, owner of Malcolm Stores - a Costcutter in Coventry - won the Lifetime Achievement Award.