Stockport-based catering equipment dealer Stephensons has been named 2018’s FPA Regional Distributor of the Year at the annual Foodservice Packaging Association’s Awards show in Brighton.
The event took place earlier this month at the city’s Grand Hotel, celebrating excellence in the food packaging industry.
The annual event was hosted by comedian Rod Woodward and attended by over 400 people from throughout the food packaging industry. The awards were preceded by the FPA Exhibition in the afternoon, which showcased packaging and products that are helping to shape the industry.
The Regional Distributor of the Year award commends excellence in food packaging distribution, taking into account quality, variety, price and sustainability. The award is voted for by end users, who are asked to give a detailed account of their supplier.
Commenting on Stephensons’ win, MD Henry Stephenson said: “Disposables and food packaging have become an integral aspect of our service over the last few years, so it’s an honour be recognised by an organisation like the FPA.
“With the whole of our industry currently looking towards sustainability and the environment, it really feels like a significant year to win. What makes it even more special is the fact that it’s our own customers who’ve had their say and I’d like to personally thank them for choosing Stephensons.”