St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London provided the perfect backdrop for the Country Range Group’s annual ‘An Evening With’ event on Thursday 1st December, which took on extra significance this year as the Group celebrates its 30th anniversary year.
The exclusive event in the stunning surroundings highlighted the tremendous work of the Group’s members and suppliers during 2022 with an awards ceremony compered by actor James Nesbitt OBE.
Guests were treated to a champagne reception in the prestigious venue’s Chamber and a delicious three course dinner prepared by Clink Events – the outside events operation for the Clink Charity – in the Crypts, which are the largest in Europe and feature vaulted ceilings and stunning stonework.
A special raffle on the night also saw the Country Range Group surpass its fundraising target of £100K, which will be split between Hospitality Action and local causes linked with the members.
An Evening With The Country Range Group
New Country Range Group Chief Executive Martin Ward said:
“Our annual awards are the perfect way for the Group’s members and suppliers to get together and celebrate their successes over the past year and I don’t think we could have picked a more special setting than St Paul’s to do it in. A huge congratulations to all those who picked up awards on the night and a massive thank you to everyone who attended and played a role in helping us smash our 30th anniversary fundraising target.”
“It’s been a challenging landscape for everyone involved in the industry but the Group continues to perform magnificently and we have ambitious plans to hit £1billion in sales turnover in the next few years. What’s been achieved by the Group in the last 30 years has been amazing, here’s to the next 30 and beyond!”
The 2022 Member Award Winners were as follows:
- Best Branded Performance – Savona Foodservice
- Best Own Brand Performance – Henderson Foodservice
- Best Digital Activation – Birchall Foodservice
- Group Member of the Year – Turner Price
The 2022 Supplier Award Winners were as follows:
- Marketing Excellence – Nestlé Professional
- Business Relationship – Unilever Food Solutions
- Service Performance – d’Arta
- CRG Insight Data Champion – Premier Foods
- Own Brand Supplier of the Year – Ornua Ingredients
- Frozen Supplier of the Year – Lamb Weston
- Branded Supplier of the Year – Nestlé Professional
- Best Newcomer – Agristo
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