Spar retailer Peter McBride has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours List 2023.
McBride has been awarded the MBE for services to the economy and the community in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland by King Charles III.
The McBride Group runs 16 Spar stores throughout Northern Ireland and has won numerous industry awards, most recently Best Chilled Food retailer at the Convenience Retail Awards in 2019 for Spar Mullaghmore in Omagh.
Commenting on the award, Managing Director of Spar International, Tobias Wasmuht, said: “Peter is a true Spar ambassador internationally, a great retailer, a leader for the independent retail sector, and a local champion for the communities he supports. On behalf of the fellow board members of the International Spar Guild of retailers on which Peter has served since 2019, I extend our appreciation and heartfelt congratulations to Peter and his family.”