Award success for wholesale supplier

Foodservice produce provider, Fresh Direct, has won the Wholesale Fruit & Veg Supplier of the Year at the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) Awards.

Picking up the award from restaurant critic Jay Rayner in front of more than 700 of the fresh produce sector’s leading suppliers, Andy Pembroke, Managing Director of Fresh Direct said: “It is fantastic to be recognised by our peers for the job we’re doing. Over the past few years, we’ve worked hard to bridge the gap between our suppliers and our customers, bringing everyone together to become much more responsive across the supply chain.

“We believe that this award recognises our incredibly talented team and shows how we’ve built our business to source products more sustainably, champion home-produced products through our best of British campaign, drive innovation through products and packaging, and a continued commitment to product quality and availability.”

The judges praised Fresh Direct’s support through recent fresh produce challenges, saying: “Fresh Direct has stood tall during unprecedented challenges with its unwavering support and crucial lines of communication for growers, customers, and employees alike.”