GastroNorth became double award winners last week at the 2017 Catering Insight Awards when the team were presented with the Digital Initiative Award.
Director’s Tim Whitfield and Richard Toye, Sales Manager Zoe Whitfield and Office Manager Tracey Toye headed down to London to attend the prestigious award ceremony, which saw distributors and suppliers come together to celebrate the industry’s leading firms.
Last year, GastroNorth were awarded the Northern Distributor of the Year Award and this year were shortlisted for the Northern award once again, as well as the Digital Initiative award.
With tough competition throughout the final awards shortlist, it was an honour for the hard-working and forward-thinking team, who have completed a record number of projects this year, to be in the running for two accolades in the industry’s most illustrious awards.
GastroNorth were announced as the winners of the Distributor Digital Initiative of the Year Award, a new category for 2017 which was created to honour a distributor who has embraced the digital medium, whether it’s for sales, service, technology, showcasing their abilities or an innovative social media campaign.
The firm’s commitment to going that extra step was rewarded when they were announced as the Digital Initiative winner, being recognised for the digital platform created specifically for their development kitchen, the GastroLab, as well as their new project management system and increased social media presence.
The team were also a runner up for the Northern Distributor of the Year Awards, but were happy to walk away with one award for the second year in a row.
Director’s Tim and Richard said: “We’re over the moon to have won a Catering Insight Award for the second year in a row – to have won awards for the Northern Distributor and Digital Initiative just proves that we’re doing something right – I hope we can be Catering Insight Award winners three years running in 2018.”Back