A record number of businesses entered this year’s Confex Green Wholesaler Awards.
The winner of the retail wholesaler element of the prize was London-based Right Price, while Hampshire-headquartered Penta Foods scooped the foodservice prize.
A new ‘best practice’ award was handed to London-based A to Z Catering.
Runners-up for the awards – which were handed out at the buying group’s annual member and supplier dinner on April 18 at the De Vere Water Park in the Cotswolds – were Kent-based Kentish Match (retail), Sheffield-based Fresh Island Foods (foodservice), and Yorkshire-based GWD Convenience Distribution (best practice).
Judge Dave Hilton, said: “I was extremely impressed to see Confex members’ green credentials and environmentally sustainable business practises being at the forefront of their day-to-day running.
“From installing docking hook ups for the refrigerated vehicles so they do not need to be kept running, to condensing deliveries, installing photovoltaic solar panels, rainwater harvesting and applying for government grants to install energy efficient lighting, it is clear Confex members are once again ‘ahead of the curve’ in driving their businesses forward in this ever-changing world.”