The country’s best independent caterers and retailers were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony marking this year’s Booker Prize for Excellence at the Concept Centre, Millbrook, Bedfordshire.
The star of the catering awards was Andrew Nutter, of Nutters restaurant, Rochdale. He won Best Restaurant, sponsored by Nestle FoodServices, and the overall prize for Best Caterer, sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions.
He is pictured second left with his parents Rodney (left) and Jean, and Ian Hewlett from sponsor Unilever Foodsolutions.
Premier retailer Jason Sangha picked up the top retail prizes with his store Jeeves Convenience in Bristol. He won Best Premier Retailer, sponsored by Coca-Cola Enterprises, and the overall Best Retailer, sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks.