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19/09/2015

‘Today’s Group Supplier Awards’ Winners Revealed

Congratulations to the winners of our Annual Supplier Awards, held this year in stunning Monte Carlo during our 2015 conference. A huge thank you goes to every one of our supplier partners who have continued to support our members and retailers throughout 2015. We look forward to working with you all in the future as we continue to build ‘Partnerships for Success’. 

 

Licensed Supplier of the Year 2015

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Licensed - CYT

Winner: Concha Y Toro UK

Highly commended:

• Treasury Wines Estates
• AB-InBev

 

Impulse Supplier of the Year 2015

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Impulse - Nestle Confec

Winner: Nestle Confectionery

Highly commended:

• KP Snacks Ltd
• Vimto Soft Drinks

 

Grocery Supplier of the Year 2015

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Grocery - Premier

Winner: Premier Foods

Highly commended:

• Tate & Lyle
• Kellogg’s

 

Own Label Supplier of the Year 2015: New Award for 2015

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Ownlabel - Aston Manor

Winner: Aston Manor Brewery Co. Ltd

Highly commended:

• We Can Foods
• RH Amar

 

On-Trade Supplier of the Year 2015: New Award for 2015

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Ontrade- Heineken

Winner: Heineken

Highly commended:

• Whyte & Mackay
• Diageo

 

Foodservice Supplier of the Year 2015

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Foodservice - Premier

Winner: Premier Foods

Highly commended:

• Duni
• Kerry Foodservice

 

Support Service Supplier of the Year 2015

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Support service - Maxim

Winner: Maxim Communications

Highly commended:

• Monitor Creative
• IMA

 

Partnership Award 2015:

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Partnership - DcS

Winner: DCS Group UK Ltd

Highly commended:

• Heineken
• Tate & Lyle

 

Special Recognition Award 2015

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Winner: Steve Lidgate

Our special recognition award is a rare and unique one. It is presented to one individual from the supplier fraternity who, in the view of Today’s Group, has delivered consistently outstanding service to our buying group and membership over a long period of time, and who has regularly exceeded expectations in the way they have worked with us to grow our business sustainably.  In other words, a classic example of a great “partnership for success”.

This year’s special recognition award goes to Steve Lidgate who has been looking after the Today’s account for many years and has just completed 30 years service with his current employer.  During that time Steve has seen huge change. As the icon of Great British confectionery, Cadbury’s – with it’s family values and very much independent customer focus – morphed into the global multi-sector giant that is Mondelez. To say there have been a few trials and tribulations during this time would be an understatement but Steve has, through it all, been a stalwart. He has fought tooth and nail for both Today’s and it’s members to ensure our voice was heard and our views taken account of. He is always at the end of the phone, always ready to find a solution, supports every initiative and goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to managing our account.

He is regarded as a great friend, such is the respect he commands among members and suppliers alike. Ironically, it is the first conference he has ever missed.

Steve, who has worked for Cadbury, Trebor Bassett, Kraft Foods and Mondelez international retires exactly 30 years to the day after joining the business. So, as he leaves Mondelez and heads into retirement, congratulations to this year’s recipient of our Special Recognition Award, Steve Lidgate.

Nicky Reid collected the award on Steve’s behalf.

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