The Catering Insight Distributor of the Year, Business Development Award, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment, celebrates distributors which have significantly moved their companies forwards over the last 12 months.
And rewarded with 44% of the vote was Advance Group.
The Dunstable-based distributor had to do a bit of re-thinking of late, when its bread and butter casual dining market saw a bit of a downturn. But this innovative company took matters into its own hands and ensured its stability by working hard to add a number of new project customers in new channels.
Its servicing offerings continued to soar though, with the asset management division delivering year on year growth, bolstered by a continuing investment in Intequip, its intelligent repair/versus replacement system, and adding five engineers to its roster.
Advance’s director of sales – projects, Luke Boxall, collected the trophy and commented: “It’s really good to win. It’s been an extremely challenging couple of years, we’ve gone through a massive change and the team really deserve it.”