Henderson Foodservice wins at major awards

The Henderson Foodservice team celebrate winning the Employer of the Year trophy in the Grocer Gold Awards. Pictured are: Billy Moore, finance director; Mark Stewart-Maunder, business development director; Kiera Campbell, sales director; Rory Bremner; Damien Barrett, managing director and Peter McMeekin, commercial director.

A DIVISION of the Henderson Group has come out on top at a major industry awards.

The Henderson Foodservice team won the Employer of the Year trophy in the Grocer Gold Awards organised by UK trade magazine, The Grocer. The Henderson Group was one of 26 winners at the gala ceremony held in London's historic Guildhall last week. The Mallusk-based food supplier was also a finalist in the Wholesaler of the Year category.

Judges praised the company for their 'clear values and an innovative health and wellbeing plan that's delivering tangible benefits.'

Damien Barrett, Henderson Foodservice managing director, said the team was incredibly proud to receive the prestigious award and paid tribute to staff for their contribution and support.

"The annual Grocer Gold awards are renowned and highly respected within the industry and it's a tribute to our progressive approach, ongoing investment and successful employment growth within a competitive market sector.

"We're honoured to win the Employer of the Year gong and to be the only Northern Ireland company to collect an award - it really is a credit to all the team. Our new employee programme has dramatically cut staff turnover and has significantly improved sales growth."

"It was an incredible evening and we were proud to be recognised in front of over 400 top industry leaders celebrating the highlights of another extraordinary year for the UK and Ireland's diverse and fast changing grocery sector," Mr Barrett added

The Grocer Gold awards were established 14 years ago to celebrate and recognise the very best standards in the grocery wholesale and retail sectors and provide a platform for recognition for all companies from large multiple suppliers to independent retailers.

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