Tralee And Blennerville Stores Honoured At Gala B.E.S.T. Awards

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Peter Clifford from C. Clifford & Sons with Kieran and Mary O’Shea from O’Sheas Gala and Colin McTaggart from Gala Retail at the Gala B.E.S.T awards.

FOUR Gala convenience stores in Kerry have been awarded the Gala B.E.S.T Award for excellence in retail at the 2019 Gala B.E.S.T Awards, with O’Shea’s in Blennerville winning the Champion Award’.

Presented to stores that are deemed ‘outstanding’ following a comprehensive and independent assessment process under the Gala ‘Business Excellence Standards Tool’ (B.E.S.T) programme, the B.E.S.T. Awards recognise excellence in retailing throughout the Gala Group.

The awards ceremony took place recently at The K Club in Co. Kildare and was MC’d by television presenter Sile Seoige, featuring entertainment from renowned ‘Mind Magician’, Keith Barry.

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The four local stores that received Gala B.E.S.T Awards at the event were Daly’s Gala, Waterville; Gala Mounthawk, Tralee; Gala Oakpark, Tralee and O’Sheas’ Gala in Blennerville which also took home the Brand Champion Award.

Speaking at the conference, Gala CEO, Gary Desmond, said: “The Gala B.E.S.T awards recognise excellence in retailing across the entire Gala Group of stores and we offer our congratulations to all of the Kerry stores who have been recognised as outstanding in the field of convenience retailing.”

“These stores excel in providing innovative and customer-centric retailing solutions to the communities in which they operate. We wish all our award winners from Kerry another successful year and look forward to celebrating their future successes.’’ Scroll down for photos…

Colin McTaggart from Gala Retail with Mandy McGuire and Peter Clifford from Gala Mounthawk at the Gala B.E.S.T awards.


Peter Clifford with Bridie Cronin from Gala Oakpark and Colin McTaggart from Gala Retail at the Gala B.E.S.T awards.

Colin McTaggart from Gala Retail with Geraldine and James Daly from Daly’s Gala at the Gala B.E.S.T awards.


Tony Cluskey Gala Retail, Kieran and Mary O’Shea with their ‘Brand Champion Award’ and Tony Costigan, Mondelez Ireland at the Gala B.E.S.T awards.

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