Brothers Umair and Shoaib Sheikh Hussain of Metro Local in West Kensington, London, were named as Bestway's national retailers of the year at the wholesaler's Retailer Development Awards earlier this month.

Shoaib emerged the winner of a judging process that takes into account improvements made by retailers in range, merchandising, sales growth, store appearance and customer service.

The northern winner was Kumarakulasingam Sathyanatan from Holly's Mini Market in Liverpool, with the southern prize going to Waqar Hashmi of Belmont Food & Wine in Sutton, Surrey.

The top Best One retailer was Alkesh Gadher from Isleworth, Middlesex, narrowly pipping Mohammed Saddique of Leeds.