Nisa has been celebrating its ‘best community’ convenience stores by donating £15,000 to local causes through its annual ‘Shop Local’ campaign.

The symbol group launched the Shop Local campaign on June 20 to celebrate the key role its independent retailers play at the heart of their communities. As part of the campaign a competition was launched encouraging consumers to nominate their favourite local Nisa store, for the chance to win £1,000 to be donated to local causes.

The competition initially sought to reward five winners with prizes of £1,000 into their ‘Making a Difference Locally’ fund, but due to the demand and quality of the nominations, it was decided that Making a Difference Locally would treble the number of winning retailers to 15.

Nisa Local on Wood Lane, White City, London was recognised by a local school because members of staff continually show a helpful and caring attitude towards the school’s special needs students, while Kinnaird’s Nisa in Dalbeattie was also recognised for going the extra mile with customer service.

Kate Carroll, charity manager for ‘Making a Difference Locally’, said: “The Shop Local campaign was designed to recognise the valuable contribution independent retailers make to their local communities and we were overwhelmed by the fantastic response we had to the competition from consumers across the UK.”

The full list of competition winners is:

Kinnaird’s Nisa Local, Dalbeattie

Nisa Fresh Food Centre, Warrenpoint

Milestone Nisa Extra, Rathfriland

Twyning Village Stores, Twyning

Nisa Local Market Square, York

Nisa Local, Heskin

Stan’s Superstore, St Martin’s, Shropshire

Nisa Local, Belsize Park, London

Dike & Sons, Stalbridge

Proudfoot’s, Newby, Scarborough

Loco Carlos, Leeds

D&M Fraser, Thurso

Nisa Local, The Glebe, Stevenage

Nisa Local, Lochgelly

Nisa Local, Wood Lane, White City