Budgens retailer Guy Warner has been crowned Convenience Retailer of the Year for a second year at the Convenience Retail Awards.

Last year his store in Moreton-in-Marsh won but this time his store in Broadway wowed the judges. It also won Best Independent Store. Warner and store manager Damien Yates collected the awards at a ceremony organised by Convenience Store magazine in association with The Grocer, hosted by Paul Ross.

The store had made the finals twice before but in the past year a partial refit that created more space for chilled produce and an increase in the number of locally sourced lines helped it become a winner.

A Tates-owned Spar in Crewe won Best Multiple Store and Grewal's Budgens in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, won Best Large Store.