It has just been announced that our sister company, Pioneer Foodservice, has been shortlisted in the North West Family Business Awards 2023!

They’ve been nominated in the following categories:

Food and Drink Producer – Large


Haulage & Logistics

People’s Choice Cumbria

This first-class event will be held at The Concorde Conference Centre, near Manchester Airport.

Co-hosted by Dave Clarkson and Sue Howorth of The Family Business Community, alongside renowned food and drink writer, and presenter Nigel Barden, and will take place on Friday 19th May 2023.

Graham Jenkins, our managing director, says:

“We’re both honoured and excited to part of the awards again. It’s wonderful for our family business to be recognised for its contribution and success by the business community.

Our people are at the heart of what we do and this honour recognises not only their commitment, but hard work and dedication.

It’s also a testament to the great relationships we have with customers and suppliers.

We are very much looking forward to taking part in the awards.”

Co-Founder and Director, Sue Howorth said: “We were inundated with some incredible entries, and we have been burning the midnight oil to get through them as they came in right up to the wire. The judges had extremely difficult decisions to make so the finalists should be extremely proud of themselves!

Co-director, Dave Clarkson said: “A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill out an application form and enter. We’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”

Sue Bagguley from Siemens PLC near Manchester, and who were the hosts of our Judging Day, said: “The number and quality of applications from across the North West has been outstanding, the businesses are clearly proud to be family businesses and the detail in many of the entries has demonstrated that they are very progressive and innovative.

All finalists will now receive a visit from the specially selected panel of expert judges before the judges make their final decisions. The winners will be announced at a fun and vibrant awards celebration on Friday 19th May 2023. You can find out more at

In 2018, we were successful at the Cumbria Family Business of the Year Awards and then we went onto scoop the prestigious North of England & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year.

Keep your fingers crossed for us and we’ll keep you posted!

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