beacon are pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual beacon supplier awards, which were held on Sunday, 22nd January 2012 at the Lancaster London hotel.
The 2012 beacon supplier awards recognised supplier
excellence in five key areas: food, drink, non-food, services, and corporate
responsibility. Winners of a Community Award and the beacon Special Recognition
Award were also selected.
The Best Food
Supplier Award was won by 3663,
which was commended for its bespoke pricing deals and excellent customer
engagement. The judges praised 3663 for the manner in which the company
reached out to its customer base, working in close collaboration with beacon.
The Best Drink
Supplier Award went to independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie, whose ‘excellent call-out time’ and overall approach
impressed the judges, with a highly recommended citation awarded to premium
drinks supplier Matthew Clark for
what one judge said was a customer service ethos and delivery that added
greatly to the customer experience.
The Best Non-Food
Supplier Award went to Diversey,
supplier of industrial and commercial cleaning supplies and services. The
company was applauded for going the extra mile in providing innovative customer
benefits. Judges complimented the company on its focussed and personalised
Energy supplier Calor
walked away with the Best Services Award,
particularly for their customer-centred ‘winter price fix’. Judges commended
the company for the wide extent of their customer advice. The highly commended
award went to Pyrotec, the fire
safety management firm.
Coca Cola fetched
the Responsible Supplier Award,
particularly for their investment in their own recycling plant, described by
judges as ‘stunning’.
The Community Award,
specially created to highlight recognition from the judging panel, was given to
M&J Seafood. Judges cited how the
company not only started the agenda on sustainable seafood but helped to drive
The beacon Special
Recognition Award went to Matthew
Clark. Diane Webster, Beacon Director of Marketing, said, ‘They are truly
an extension of the beacon team and their responsiveness to us and to customers
is outstanding. They constantly grow their offering.’
Chris Durant, Beacon Managing Director, said, ‘I’m delighted
to see that year after year the beacon supplier awards attracts entries from
great suppliers across the UK across a range of important categories. Companies
operating in hospitality, leisure and healthcare depend so much on their
suppliers to be able to deliver the quality products and services their
customers look for, particularly in an economic period when value is paramount.
beacon wants to give recognition to the suppliers who work to make a real
To judge the fourth annual beacon supplier awards, beacon
assembled a distinguished group of judges. The judges were environmental expert
Dr Rebecca Hawkins; Mark Lewis, Editor of Caterer & Hotelkeeper; Chris
Penn, General Manager of the Flemings Mayfair hotel; Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Chef
Patron of Cafe Spice Namaste and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen; and Chris Sheppardson, Managing
Director of Chess Partnership. Diane Webster, Beacon Director of Marketing,
chaired the panel.
Winners will be mentioned in the 2012 beacon directory and
have use of the beacon winner logo in their company materials.
Below is the full list of 2012 beacon supplier award
winners, as well as the highly commended suppliers:
Winner – Matthew Clark
Best Food Supplier
Winner – 3663
Best Drink Supplier
Winner – Matthew Algie
Highly Commended – Matthew Clark
Winner – Diversey
Winner – Calor
Highly Commended - Pyrotec
Winner – Calor