Bestway recently hosted a ‘Thank You’ Awards Ceremony at its head office at Park Royal, London, to recognise the outstanding contributions that suppliers have made over the past year.
The awards honoured the talented individuals and rising stars in the industry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty while working with Bestway over the past year.
The awards lunch presented an opportunity for Bestway’s managing director Dawood Pervez and group trading director Kenton Burchell to share their appreciation with key suppliers for their continued support.
Key Account Manager of the Year: Debra Smethurst, AG Barr
Special Achievers Award: Jason Stocker, Nestlé Grocery
Marketing Professional of the Year: Sydney Bron, Red Bull
Newcomer of the Year: Chris Kingshott, AB InBev
Data and Insight Star of the Year: Jim Stanley, Imperial Tobacco
Digital Innovator of the Year: Harry Harrison, CCEP
Supply Manager of the Year: Carl Levery, CCEP
Key Account Manager of the Year: Andrew Ravenscroft, Diageo
Special Achievers Award: Robert Craven, Premier Foods
Newcomer of the Year: Sonya Owen, CCEP
Supply Manager of the Year: Crispin Newborough, KP Snacks
Commenting on the event, Burchell said: “Our supplier ‘Thank You’ Lunch and Awards has been a truly memorable and important way to start the year.
“It gave me great pleasure to pay tribute to individuals who have more than exceeded our expectations with their dedication, commitment and incredible contribution to Bestway.
“What has really shone through is the overwhelming determination to work collaboratively with Bestway, which in turn has led to successful outcomes. Together we are ‘one team’.”
He added: “Successful businesses are built with great talent, and this makes working together much more rewarding and enjoyable for everyone – and importantly helps us deliver real value to our customers and to the end consumer.
“The words ‘thank you’ are not used often enough in all our day-to-day lives – but we do mean it and would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all involved.”
Published Date: February 5, 2024