Bestway Wholesale rewarded the “exceptional efforts” of staff and suppliers as over 400 guests saluted its heroes of wholesale at the Bestway Performance Awards (BPAs) last night (Thursday March 10) at a glittering ceremony at the Marriot in London’s Grosvenor Square.
The BPAs recognise and reward the achievements of Bestway and Batleys staff across a host of sectors including own-label, catering and export sales as well as rewarding staff and departments at head office level for their performance in 2015. Heineken UK, Britvic Soft Drinks and Coca Cola Enterprises also received recognition in the Supplier of the Year awards.
Scooping the top awards were Stevie Wilkie for Depot of the Year (Bestway Batleys Glasgow – pictured above with Bstway Group’s CEO Zameer Choudrey), Shahid Akbar of Bestway Darwen (Manager of the Year) with Stuart Griggs and Gary Black of Coca-Cola Enterprises walking away with Overall Supplier of the Year.
Zameer Choudrey commented: “ At Bestway Wholesale, we value the role staff play in putting the best into Bestway and that’s why occasions such as tonight are incredibly important for us. We sometimes forget the contribution that individuals make to the business – but, in fact, these are the people who make the difference within the business. From pickers to delivery drivers and from BDEs to depot staff, these are the people who are at the coalface of the business and play an integral role in engaging and building our relationships with customers. We are extremely fortunate to have a wealth and depth of talent across our wholesale business and I thank every one of them for the contribution they have made.”
We’ll have a full list of winners and coverage of the event in a future issue of Wholesale News.