Last night 650 wholesalers and suppliers celebrated the best in the industry at the Federation of Wholesale Distributor’s Gold Medal Awards in London.
The winners were honoured not only for their experience and knowledge but also their hard work and dedication to the business and customers.
Wholesale News will be bringing you interviews with our winners in the January issue along with plenty of pictures from the evening. Read on now to find out who scooped the award in each category:
Gold Medal for Wholesale Service to Retail sponsored by Kinder
Nominations: Bestway Wholesale; Landmark Wholesale; JW Filshill
Winner: Bestway Wholesale
Gold Medal for Wholesaler service to foodservice sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
Nominations: Failte Food Services; JJ Food Service; Chapple amp; Jenkins
Winner: JJ Foodservice
Gold Medal Cash and Carry Manager (Independent) sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks
Nominations: Paul Mason, AG Parfett amp; Sons, Aintree; Peter Lowrie, Lowries Wholesale, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Kali Mulchandani, Imperial Cash amp; Carry, Edmonton
Winner: Kali Mulchandani
Gold Medal Cash and Carry Manager – Multiple, sponsored by Pepsico UK and Ireland
Nominations: Amrez Akhtar, Bestway Wholesale, Stockport; Dean Coleshill, Booker, Rochester; Glen Low, Booker, Skegness
Winner: Amrez Akhtar
Gold Medal Cash and Carry Depot sponsored by AG Barr
Nominations: Blakemore Wholesale, Middlesbrough; Booker, Portsmouth; Bestway Wholesale, Luton.
Winner: Blakemore Middlesbrough
Gold Medal Shop Floor Worker sponsored by Cott Beverages
Nominations: Bradley Parsons, Butchery Manager, Booker, Clacton; Andrew Jacquest, Green Grocer, Booker, Northampton; Les Cutts, Warehouse Supervisor, AG Parfett amp; Sons, Halifax; Munawar Hussain, Warehouse Controller, Bestway Wholesale, Hackney
Winner: Les Cutts, AG Parfett and Sons.
Gold Medal Delivered Depot Manager sponsored by Magners GB.
Nominations: Garfield Weston, 3663, Birmingham; Mohan Khurana, Sun Mark, Greenford; Fida Hussain, Bestway Wholesale, Swansea.
Winner: Fida Hussain
Gold Medal for Delivered Driver sponsored by HIM.
Nominations: Michael Capps, Booker, Kettering; Damon Andrews, Blakemore Wholesale; Steve Noble, 3663, Salisbury; Colin Campbell, JW Filshill
Winner: Michael Capps, Booker Kettering.
Gold Medal for Young Wholesaler of the Year supported by JTI
Nominations: Nikkita Mulchandani, Imperial Cash amp; Carry; Stuart Harrison, JW Filshill; Tim Adams, 3663.
Winner: Stuart Harrison
Supplier Medals sponsored by the Today’s Group
Gold Medal Grocery Brand
Nominations: Belvita from Kraft Foods; Heinz tomato ketchup, HJ Heinz Company; Boost Energy from Boost Drinks; Walkers Crisps, Pepsico UK and Ireland
Winner: Boost Energy
Gold Medal Drinks Brand
Nominations: Bulmers no. 17, Heineken UK; Stella Cidre, AB Inbev UK; Carling Zest, Molson Coors; Rekorderlig Cider, Chilli Marketing
Winner: Stella Cidre
Gold Medal Foodservice Brand
Nominations: Nescafe from Nestle Professional; Bisto, Premier Brands; Maggi,Nestle Professional; PG Tips, Unilever Food Solutions.
Gold Medal for Service to Retail
Nominations: HJ Heinz Company; Kraft Foods; Coca-Cola Enterprises
Winner: Coca-Cola Enterprises
Gold Medal for Service to Foodservice
Nominations: United Biscuits; Nestle Professional; Unilever Food Solutions
Winner: Nestle Professional
Gold Medal for Actionable Insight sponsored by SalesOut
Nominations: Coca Cola Enterprises; JTI; Heineken UK
Winner: Heineken UK