21 March 2016: PayPoint retailer Singh’s Premier in Sheffield has been named Community Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Convenience Retail Awards on 17 March.
The store supports an amazing range of community activities, including: Red Nose Day, playing kits and pitch rental for local football teams and several initiatives with local school, Parkwood Academy. These include supplying food for breakfast club, buying equipment for the school gym, mentoring Business Studies students and sponsoring the school’s attendance awards.
Steve O’Neill, Group Marketing Director of PayPoint, said:
“We’ve been proud sponsors of the Community Retailer of the Year award at this event for many years and it continues to recognise the hugely important role local convenience stores play in their communities.
“We know that, as well as managing busy businesses, many retailers are very involved in their communities – engaging customers and contributing time and money to local causes. Singh’s Premier is a shining example of the impact retailers can have on their community.”
PayPoint supports a matchless national network of 28,000 convenience stores around the UK and its retail partners took home nine awards at this year’s event.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
PayPoint is an international leader in payment technologies, its solutions transforming payments for everyone from consumer and financial services companies to retailers, utilities, media and government clients.
PayPoint delivers payments and services through its unique combination of local shops, mobile and online distribution channels, delivered both through its owned businesses and by integrating the best services from more specialised suppliers. It handles almost £10 billion from over 694 million transactions annually.
With the backing of 24/7 operations centres with dual site processing, PayPoint is widely recognised for its leadership in payment systems, smart technology and service.
The PayPoint retail network across the UK numbers over 28,200 local shops (including Co-op, Spar, McColls, Costcutter, Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express, One Stop, Asda, Londis and thousands of independents), where it processes energy meter pre-payments, bill payments, benefit payments, mobile phone top-ups, transport tickets, BBC TV licences, cash withdrawals and a range of other transactions. In Romania, the retail network numbers over 9,000 terminals in local shops, helping people to make cash bill payments, money transfers, road tax payments and mobile phone top-ups. In the Republic of Ireland, over 500 terminals in shops and credit unions process mobile top-ups and bill payments.
Collect+, a joint venture with Yodel, provides a parcel drop-off and pick-up service at more than 5,800 PayPoint retailers. PayPoint’s ATM network numbers more than 3,900 ‘LINK’ branded machines across the UK, and 9,700 PayPoint terminals enable retailers to accept credit and debit cards.