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Sugro UK celebrates another successful Conference & Trade Show Exhibition with Supplier & Member Awards

Monday, June 05, 2023

Sugro UK brought its members and supply partners together for another successful Conference & Trade Show Exhibition, with over 200 attendees. The trade show day was followed by the conference, with some fantastic speakers presenting. This was concluded with the Supplier and Member awards ceremony, where Wholesalers and Suppliers were recognised for their hard work. 

In the member wholesale awards, Youings Wholesale was named as the winner in the Retail Member of the Year category. Other winners included Morris & Son Ltd for Environmental & Sustainability, while the Digital Innovation Award was won by R&I Jones and the Specialist Wholesale Award taken by Forrest Fresh Foods Ltd. The Community Champion Award went to R A Trading whilst Nasco UK Ltd took the Group Rising Star Award.

In the Supplier awards, Samantha Talbot, A G Barr plc, won Soft Drinks Supplier of the Year, Fred Marshall, Nestle UK Ltd was awarded Confectionery Supplier of the Year, Adam Gibbons, KP Snacks Ltd was named as Crisps and Snacks Supplier of the Year, Rob Craven, Premier Foods plc won Grocery Supplier of the Year, and finally, Mondelez International received Product of the Year for launching Cadbury Twirl Caramel.

The group has had 18 consecutive years of growth. Sugro is seeing incredible results so far in 2023 vs the same period last year, with growth of +31% up to the end of the first quarter. This is on the back of a very successful 2022 with Sugro finishing the year in growth of +16%.

Substantial business was achieved during the actual trade show, setting the group up for another successful year of double-digit growth.

Sugro Head of Marketing & Commercial Yulia Petitt commented: “We were exceptionally pleased with a high level of attendance and participation where all attendees had many opportunities to interact, network and continue to drive the business forward by capitalising on key elements of Sugro’s commercial strategy which is focused on further digitalisation, diversification into grocery, non-food and food service and business development. The trade show was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Group with our Members and Supply Partners, well done to the Winners of the awards.”

Sugro’s Managing Director Emma Senior also added: “This was my first year attending the Sugro Trade Show as MD and I was delighted to see such a fantastic attendance. It was very rewarding to see many new suppliers and members, along with our Business Partners. As Yulia says, a key opportunity to drive business and network. A huge thank you to our presenters at the conference and many congratulations to the members and suppliers who won awards – all very well deserved. “ 

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