Willowbrook Foods bags ‘Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year’ Award

Neal Kelly, Fresh Food Director, Henderson Wholesale presenting Ashley Orr and Peter Summerton from Willowbrook Foods with the 'Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year' Award.
Neal Kelly, Fresh Food Director, Henderson Wholesale presenting Ashley Orr and Peter Summerton from Willowbrook Foods with the 'Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year' Award.

Co Down based Willowbrook Foods has been recognised again as an award winning local supplier, having come top in the ‘Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year’ category at the Henderson Wholesale Supplier of the Year Awards. The company was crowned Best Local Supplier at last year’s Henderson Food Service Awards.

As well as winning the ‘Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year’ Award, the company was named runner up in the ‘Overall Supplier of the Year’ category. Willowbrook Foods has been supplying the SPAR brand for over 20 years and has seen a 10% increase in volumes of produce it supplied to the brand in the last financial year.

The Henderson Wholesale judging panel applauded Willowbrook Food’s focus on excellence, with daily sensory evaluations carried out to verify the quality of all products.

Speaking about the award, Peter Summerton, Willowbrook Foods Sales Director said: “I’m thrilled to accept this award on behalf of Willowbrook Foods. Our NPD team along with our technical and sales managers, work hard to ensure we offer all our customers, including Henderson Wholesale, the highest quality products that respond to changing consumer tastes and habits. Over the last year, we have increased the volume of Willowbrook produce we supply SPAR and thanks to the focus on ‘Enjoy Local’, we plan to grow this further through innovative thinking and development right across the company.”