David Howe and Sajid Mahmood are celebrating with their staff after scooping the top two awards at the Bestway Performance Awards for the second successive year. At a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, almost 500 guests cheered the two general managers as they collected Group Overall Manager of the Year and Group Overall Branch of the Year respectively.


Bestway and Batleys depot staff, managers, suppliers and head office departmental personnel gathered to acknowledge the contribution of individuals within the group who had excelled in 2014 and driven growth in their respective areas.

The Bestway Performance Awards recognises the achievements of Bestway and Batleys staff across a host of sectors including own-label, catering and export sales as well as rewarding staff and departments at head office level. The winners are crowned after scrutiny of a set of selected criteria and detailed input from supplier partners.

David Howe from Bellevue Edinburgh – part of Batleys – walked away with the Overall Manager of the Year said “To have won the award for the second year running is a fantastic recognition of the work that the team at Bellevue has put in over the past year. I am forever telling staff that we have to show consistency and up our game wherever possible as I realise that customers have options when it comes to choosing their wholesaler. At Bellevue we pride ourselves not only on offering the best possible prices and range but also on the level of service and assistance we offer customers.”

Sajid Mahmood was equally delighted with his award of Overall Depot of the Year, “Bestway and Batleys has tremendous managers who every day go that extra mile for customers. To win the top accolade again is overwhelming and a testament to the work and dedication put in by staff in our Manchester depot.”


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