Bestpets ‘takes two’ at the Bestway Performance Awards
Thursday 7th March 2019
Bestpets scooped two awards at the Bestway Performance Awards on 21st February – the annual showcase where the respected Bestway Wholesale celebrates and rewards outstanding achievements seen across all its divisions, during the company’s last financial year. More than 500 colleagues and supply partners attended the glittering ceremony, held at The Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel.
Bestpets with its ‘Free Wild Bird Watching Starter Kit’ took pride of place, winning the Best Community Award initiative for 2018. Working with retailers across the country, consumers were asked to nominate local primary schools to receive a ‘Free Wild Bird Watching Starter Kit’ back in early 2018, with the kit including a nest-box, a variety of feeders and a ‘feast’ of bird food to help common garden birds survive the winter.
The kits were developed with support and products from partner supplier, SUPA. Chris Goodlad, Managing Director of Supa, said “Supa are delighted to have been involved with this great community initiative. We believe that encouraging children to interact with nature from a young age is important for the future of conservation.”
Collecting the Award on behalf of Bestpets was Karen Hubbard – Marketing Manager (Specialist Pet). She said: “It is a pleasure to accept the Award on behalf of all of the Bestpets Team. This initiative really was a team effort including the Bestpets Head Office, the Sales team and the depots. It shows how we all work together and how we embrace the Bestway Values.”
Next on stage was Cheryll Flanagan, winning Pet Salesperson of the Year following a tremendous performance across 2018, bringing on board many new customers for the Manchester, Preston and Liverpool depots. Cheryll later thanked all her colleagues and the Manchester Telesales team: “It is so lovely to feel appreciated and I want to stress this is also a massive team effort. I would like to say a huge thank you to our Manchester Bestpets Telesales team, Jayne, Nicky and Abbie. Thank you girls - I couldn’t have done it without you!”
Mike Bailey, Head of Bestpets said: “It’s been a great night for Bestpets in the recognition we have received for our work across 2018 both for ‘Free Wild Bird Watching Starter Kit’ initiative, and for the extraordinary commitment that our sales team have given the business over the past year, including all our shortlisted colleagues and Cheryll, who’s work ethics are truly outstanding.
“We continually look for innovation in how we work with our pet customers to help drive loyalty, growth and value in their businesses.”
For over 14 years, the Bestway Performance Awards have been central to Bestway in recognising commitment and exceptional talent.