Derek Moore, depot general manager at 3663’s Edenbridge depot, part of 3663 First for Foodservice, the UK’s leading foodservice distributor, is delighted to have won the Gold Medal Award for Delivered Depot Manager – Multiple.
Derek said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the award – not only for myself, but for the business too. I’m accepting this accolade on behalf of everyone at the Edenbridge depot who have all worked hard to help us build on our previous successes.”
Under Derek’s supervision, the depot has equipped 43 members of its staff with NVQs in a variety of disciplines including transport operations, carrying delivering goods and administration.
Over the past year the depot has built its free trade by 7.3%, as well as having opened pound;3.5m of new business. There has also been a 7.8% increase in pick rate efficiency.
The Edenbridge site is 3663’s top depot in the South East, and the site also won an Investment In People Award in 2005.
Derek hopes to continue building on the depot’s success. He said: “Next year I will continue to invest in our staff, and offer more of our employees NVQs.”