2018 winners

Emerging Concept – Mowgli

MCA met with former barrister Nisha Katona following Mowgli’s gong for best emerging concept – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


Best Concept – Dishoom


Best Venue – The Ned

Following its Retailers’ Retailer award for best venue, The Ned’s managing director Gareth Banner shared his thoughts with MCA about this £20m mega project – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


The Best Use of Technology – McDonald’s

Self-order screens and bluetooth locators are soon to become the norm at McDonald’s as it rolls out its Experience the Future programme, which was awarded the Best Use of Technology gong at the 2018 Retailers’ Retailer awards – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


The Evolution Award – ETM Group

ETM Group’s co-founder and CEO Ed Martin explained to MCA how ETM completely changed its sales mix after opening in the Botanist Broadgate, becoming far more wet-led and experiential in nature – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


Best Company – Pret A Manger


Deal of the Year – Heineken & Patron’s acquisition of Punch

Clive Chesser, CEO, Punch, talked to MCA in November 2018 about its three-year plan for Punch – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com – He also talked to James Wallin, editor of MCA, about the tied and Retail models, joint ventures, acquisitions and investment – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


Investor of the Year – Richard Caring

In a rare interview, Richard Caring, alongside Ivy Collection chief executive and Bill’s chairman David Campbell, talks to MCA about the future of the high street – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


Retailers’ Retailer of the Year – Clive Schlee, CEO, Pret a Manger

Following his win, Schlee shared his thoughts with MCA on the expansion of Pret and its closeness to customers – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


Growth Company of the Year – The New World Trading Company


Lifetime Achievement – Ian Neill

Ian Neill, the driving force behind the formative years of Pizza Express and the growth of Wagamama from one site to 110 worldwide, sat down with MCA in November 2018 to discuss the current state of the market, delivery, the pub sector and more – Read more on www.mca‑insight.com


The Tim Bacon Rising Star Award – Simon Potts, The Alchemist

 

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