Scotmid’s store in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, was crowned Convenience Retailer of the Year 2015 at last week’s Convenience Retail Awards.

The store also walked away with Best Multiple Store for the third consecutive year, as well as Best Customer Service at the awards run by Convenience Store magazine in association with The Grocer.

Store manager Craig McAulay said he was “gobsmacked”. “I think we won because we’re trying to give something different to the customers, and we’ve given them what they asked for, such as an artisan local bakery,” he said.

Scotmid operations director Kevin Plant added: “Stockbridge is the latest offering of our premium black format, which combines smart design with an upmarket range and strong focus on delicious local produce. We’re delighted the store has been recognised for its consistently high standards.”

Other winners included Warners Budgens Moreton-in-Marsh, which won Best Large Store, and Costcutter Bromsgrove, which won Best Small Store. Spar Oxford Road, Manchester was awarded Best Independent Store.