Winners of The Bestway Awards 2023 announced

Bestway Wholesale announced the winners of The Bestway Awards 2023 at London’s Marriot Hotel on Park Lane on 2 November.

The Bestway Awards are open to all employees of Bestway, from drivers, pickers, telesales teams, store and depot colleagues to office-based colleagues and departments. Everyone across the retail and wholesale divisions is invited to participate and nominate a colleague that has shown exemplary behaviour or outstanding achievements.

The new categories and winners are as follows and include colleague awards, retailer awards and supplier awards:


Colleague Awards – Bestway Values:

  • We are one family: Jane Mulroy, central operations depot
  • Everyone voice matters: Dhurmesh Vekaria, central income controller
  • Champion what’s right: Andy Wildman, customer sales representative, Bestway Vans
  • Be proud of what you do: Koral O’Keefe, marketing manager, Bestway Retail
  • Office Colleague: Valentina Ferlanti, business analyst, IT
  • Field Colleague: Lucy Smith, regional manager, Bestway Retail
  • Depot Colleague: David McKenry, operations manager, Follingsby depot, Gateshead
  • Store Colleague: Jessica Hollingworth, Bargain Booze store manager, Market Drayton
  • Depot Of The Year: Bestway, Croydon
  • Store Of The Year: Costcutter, Canford Cliffs

Supplier Awards:

  • Best Use Of Data: Imperial Tobacco
  • Best C&C Initiative: joint winners: AG Barr and KP Snacks
  • Best Retail Initiative: JTI
  • Best Supply Chain Management & Service: Nestle Purina, Rowntree and SC4 Grocery
  • Supplier Of The Year: Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Best Digital Initiative: Imperial Tobacco

Retailer Awards:

  • Drinks Retailer Of The Year: Bargain Booze, Wigan
  • Grocery Retailer Of The Year: Campbells of Leyburn
  • Tobacco / Vape Retailer Of The Year: Ocean Trading, Addlestone
  • Soft Drinks Retailer Of The Year: Global Food and Wine, Wanstead
  • Impulse Retailer Of The Year: Best-One, Avondale Stores, Widnes
  • Food-To-Go Retailer Of The Year: Rootes Grocery Store, Warwick
  • Fresh Produce Retailers Of The Year: Triple A Foodhall, Nuneaton
  • Independent Retailer Of The Year: New Zealand Wines, Manchester
  • Pet Retailer Of The Year: Feedem, Guisborough

The awards evening saw Bestway employees, independent retailers, members of the Bestway Retail symbol group members (Best-one, Bargain Booze and Costcutter), Bestway Wholesale’s Xtra Local Retail Club, and key suppliers, come together to showcase and recognise exemplars of best practice and growth, seen over the past year.

Bestway Wholesale managing director Dawood Pervez: “Our retailers’ success are our teams’ success – together we grow, and together we innovate, and it feels appropriate to recognise the power of teamwork as we invest in the future and in the growth of our respective businesses.

“Here at Bestway, we have a profound commitment to growing together and supporting the local communities we serve, whether that be you our retailers and your own customers, or our colleagues, who make it all possible.”

Published Date: November 6, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News