The very brightest and best performances of the past year were celebrated in style at Landmark Wholesale’s annual awards dinner last week while outgoing MD, Martin Williams, was honoured with a long-lasting standing ovation
Every year Landmark Wholesale celebrates the work of its members, suppliers and staff and this year’s black-tie event, held at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel on November 3, recognised the best performances during 2015/16. Members, suppliers and Landmark’s Central Office staff come together to applaud the year’s successes in acknowledgement of how critical these working relationships are to the Group’s continued success.
Member of the Year award again went to Hyperama Wholesale while AG Parfett took home the Own Brand Member of the Year trophy, alongside the Cash and Carry Depot of the Year award for its Sheffield depot. Blakemore Wholesale’s Gateshead depot picked up the award for Delivered Depot of the Year.
Suppliers were also honoured for their contribution to Landmark. JTI was named Business Partner of the Year, while Coca-Cola European Partners picked up the Business Development Partner of the Year award. Mondelez International was awarded the Most Improved Partner of the Year award.
The awards evening was Martin Williams’ last Landmark event after 14 years as MD and his farewell speech received a rapturous response with a standing ovation that lasted several minutes.
“The Landmark awards evening is a real highlight in the calendar and it was wonderful to celebrate the Group’s successes with so many of our members, suppliers and staff,” said Williams. “To have the opportunity to recognise and reward the performances and relationships that our business is built on is fantastic, and I offer my most sincere congratulations to everyone for their contribution to Landmark’s successful year. It was an incredibly moving evening spent with so many people who have become great friends over the years, and I thank everyone for their warm wishes for the future.”
The Landmark award winners 2016 were:
Member of the Year – Hyperama Wholesale (pictured)
Business Partner of the Year – JTI
Business Development Partner of the Year – Coca-Cola European Partners
Out of Home Development Member of the Year – Jones Food Solutions
Out of Home Ambient Food Supplier of the Year – Premier Foods
Out of Home Chilled/Frozen Supplier of the Year – Ornua Ingredients UK
Own Brand Member of the Year – AG Parfetts & Sons
Out of Home Non-Food Supplier of the Year – Wrapex
Most Improved Partner of the Year – Mondelez International
Cash and Carry Depot of the Year – AG Parfetts & Son – Sheffield
Out of Home Impulse Supplier of the Year – KP Snacks
Tobacco/Licensed Partner of the Year – Heineken UK
Delivered Depot of the Year – Blakemore Wholesale – Gateshead
Out of Home Soft Drinks Supplier of the Year – Mulrines
Grocery Supplier of the Year – Premier Foods
Retail Development Member of the Year – J W Gray & Co
Out of Home Licensed Supplier of the Year – ABInBev
Impulse Supplier of the Year – Lucozade Ribena Suntory
Out of Home Most Improved Supplier of the Year – ABInBev
Depot Execution Team Leader of the Year – Patrick Ching, Hyperama Peterborough
Central Office Employee of the Year – Kirsty Winkel
Out of Home Supplier of the Year – Robinson Young