Batley’s Cardiff picks up depot of the year gong at Bestway awards

Batley’s Cardiff Hatfield Road won the Gold Depot of the Year at Bestway’s annual Performance Awards in London, with Silver Depot of the Year going to Bestway Nuneaton, and the Bronze Depot of the Year was won by Bestway Aintree.

Prizes were also awarded to ‘Unsung Hero’ Chris Cox, team leader of depot operations, ‘Field Colleague of the Year’ Jason McKay, territory sales manager, and ‘Depot Colleague of the Year’ Ummar Choudhary, general manager of Bestway Enfield.

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The Bestway Performance Awards are open to all employees within the Bestway Wholesale Group – from drivers, pickers, telesales teams, store and depot colleagues to office-based colleagues and departments.

Bestway Wholesale managing director, Dawood Pervez, opened the ceremony by saying: “We have over 6,000 colleagues across over 60 sites, who continue to work hard to support our customers. Our colleagues are our greatest asset, and I’m incredibly proud of what they have achieved over the past year.”

Bestway’s supportive suppliers were also recognised on the night, with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners awarded both ‘Supplier of the Year’ and ‘Best Use of Data’, JTI was awarded ‘Best Supply Chain Management and Stock Availability’ award, PepsiCo Walkers was awarded ‘Best Cash and Carry Initiative’ and Country Choice was awarded ‘Best Retail Initiative’.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


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