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Local supplier comes out on top at Balmoral

Henderson Group has launched its Local Supplier Awards for 2017, demonstrating the group’s commitment to supporting Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry. Now in their fifth year, the awards give Local Suppliers a platform to showcase their excellent products, practises and ranges and will take place during a special breakfast ceremony at this year’s extended Balmoral Show.

Local suppliers are being invited to enter across five categories including Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year, CSR focused Tomorrow Matters, Best Direct to Store Supplier, Brand Innovation Award and Overall Supplier of the Year.

Last year, the Overall Supplier of the Year award was given to Willowbrook Foods who supply a wide-range of products such as creamy mash potato and potato, leek & bacon gratin from the enjoy local range, as well as the Green Vegetable Medley for The Kitchen range sold throughout SPAR and EUROSPAR stores.

Since 2016 the total number of Northern Ireland farmers, growers and food producers supplying to the SPAR and EUROSPAR’s network has increased to over 20 local suppliers, with over 168 enjoy local lines. This years winners are outlined below:

Winners 2017:

Own Brand

Winner - Daily Bake

Tomorrow Matters

Winner - Genesis Crafty

Direct To Store

Winner - Around Noon

Brand Innovation

Winner - Moy Park

 Supplier of the Year

Winner - Genesis Crafty