Harvest Fine Foods win the Smaller Wholesaler Gold Award 2021
FWD stated that Harvest home delivery system was up and running within 24 hours of lockdown in 2020, attracting over 14,000 customers and helping online sales to grow five-fold. Targeting sustainable cost sector business saw very positive trading results, while new developments included helping the vulnerable with recipe boxes, and webinars to prepare customers for Natasha’s Law.
Shortlisted alongside Harvest were Melvaco, Robinson’s Fine Foods
Steve Whitwam, Commercial Director at Harvest Fine Foods quoted “What a lovely evening catching up with so many old friends at the FWD Gold Medal Awards last night, made even more special by winning Smaller Wholesaler of the year. So proud of our team and all that they do day in day out”
Managing Director Dr Richard Strongman stated “I was very proud to accept the Gold Medal award for Smaller Wholesaler for 2021 on behalf of my team who have worked exceptionally hard both during, and in the post-pandemic period. They have shown resilience and adaptability and a great sense of pride in the public service we offered to home delivery customers and people in vulnerable groups. Obviously, we cannot be successful without our loyal customers and our suppliers who have also faced a long, hard battle to survive in these extra-ordinary times, and we are grateful for their support.”
2 employees, Shane Kendrick and Grace Mullins were also shortlisted, Shane for Customer Development and Grace for Telesales Star