Mountmellick shop hits gold standard

Emmett Store management with Billy Massey Gala Retail Operations Manager and event MC Lorraine Keane is attached.
Gala Emmet Stores in Mountmellick was rewarded for excellence in retail standards at the 2014 Gala Annual Conference and B.E.S.T Awards, which took place recently at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard.

Gala Emmet Stores in Mountmellick was rewarded for excellence in retail standards at the 2014 Gala Annual Conference and B.E.S.T Awards, which took place recently at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard.

The gold standard award was presented to Gala Emmet Stores, highlighting the store’s gold standard service to the community in Laois. A comprehensive and independent assessment process took place under the Gala Business Excellence Standards Tool programme. The awards were MC’d by Lorraine Keane with special guests iconic footballer Niall Quinn and comedian Mario Rosenstock attending on the night.

Ger Dunne of Emmet Stores was delighted with the award.

“We’ve had a fantastic year and for the Gala Group to award us with the Gold standard award is a fantastic result for the team here at Emmet Stores.

“We would like to thank all of our customers in Laois for a fantastic year of support and custom. We take great pride in our service and products and value each and every customer that comes through the door. We look forward to another year – we’ll be working hard to keep up the gold standard our convenience store has been recognised for.’’

Speaking at the conference, Gala CEO, Gary Desmond, said: “Gala Emmet Stores is a great example of a gold standard Gala store. We congratulate the team on their fantastic service to the community of Laois and wish them another successful year.’’