Total Foodservice wins International Safety Award
Total Foodservice, a member of the Fairway family that operates from depots on either side of the Pennines, in Clitheroe, Lancashire and Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, has won the International Safety Award for 2012.
Presented at a glitzy banquet at London’s Grosvenor House, it is the second year in a row that the fourth generation family firm, which had to submit a 10,000 word health and safety report to an international judging panel as part of the award process, has gained global recognition for its health and safety practices. Total Foodservice was one of just 549 businesses honoured from throughout Europe, the Middle East and America.
Says Paul Nowell, who recently joined Total Foodservice’s board as operations director having previously worked as a site manager at the Huddersfield depot: “We are incredibly focused on keeping our employees safe and over the past year we have had our lowest accident figures ever, well below the industry average.
“The whole team was ecstatic to secure this accolade again. It’s important to our customers that they are immediately aware of our high standards, as health and safety incidents can cause undue disruption to the fulfilment of orders. We are dedicated to making our service as reliable and flexible as possible.”
On a personal note, Paul adds: “I’m also incredibly proud to have become a director at Total Foodservice. It’s quite an achievement for a lad from a working class background. I’m on a steep, but enthralling learning curve and it’s great to be involved right at the heart of the business.”
For further information on Total Foodservice log on to: www.totalfoodservice.co.uk