The Catering Insight Distributor of the Year, South of England accolade rewards those dealers based anywhere from the Cotswolds to East Anglia that have excelled this year.
And the supplier vote decided that the winner should be KCCJ, as it is sustaining its growth and has added eight staff members, half of whom were from outside the industry, which the firm hopes will be future stars.
Self-funded, the dealer has invested in a new CRM system, new project lead software and a brand new website. One of its biggest schemes this year was the £2.8m project to expand the iconic Anfield stadium in Liverpool, where the dealer’s tight programme of work was delivered on time thanks to project managers’ long hours and weekends.
Richard Goodchild, MD of KCCJ’s projects department said: “It’s a great honour to win this award. It’s a testament to all the team – they all work really hard. It’s been a tough year and there have been lots of challenges. We’re very proud.”