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Proving just how well trained Ireland’s health food stores are comes the results of an annual awards scheme.

The Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) has announced the winners of its annual training accolades, called The Andrew Cape Memorial Awards 2014, named in memory of Andrew’s outstanding contribution to the industry with particular focus on staff training.

Since its formation in 1986, the IAHS has recognised the need for a professional and ethical approach to health food retailing. To maintain high standards, the IAHS, in conjunction with the Health Food Institute, in the UK, administers two key training programs each year, the Certificate and the Diploma Courses in Health Food Retailing.

For the 2014 awards, The Andrew Cape Memorial Award for the Highest Achiever in the Certificate in Health Food Retailing exam has gone to Catherine Weld, Organico, Bantry. The award for the Highest Achiever in the Diploma in Health Food Retailing exam was awarded to Sandi Zavidic, of Evergreen, Mainguard St, Galway.