Success at Fresh Innovation Awards

The Henderson Wholesale Fresh Innovation Awards turned out to be a fantastic one for Milgro. We brought home; Highly Commended Overall Supplier of the Year, Highly Commended Own Brand Supplier of the Year and our Business Development Manager Ian Miller was a finalist in the Young Agri Food Innovator.

Gerald Miller MD highlighted, “We are delighted to be Highly Commended at The Henderson Wholesale Fresh Innovation Awards. Being recognised with these awards is a great testament to all the hard work that goes on here at Milgro. It’s a team effort and its awards like these make it all worth while.

The awards took place on the penultimate day of The Balmoral Show, the heart of the agri-food and business community in Northern Ireland, of which SPAR is a platinum sponsor.

Paddy Doody, Sales & Marketing Director at Henderson Group says it is important for them as a local company to support local farmers and growers; “Being at the Balmoral Show is hugely important to us as a brand and as a company; we get essential face time with those at the front line of the industry, which gives us a chance to provide even more innovative and value products for our shoppers.

The Henderson Wholesale Fresh Innovation Awards were independently scrutinised by a panel of experienced judges including food writer Sam Butler, Head of Food Technology at CAFRE, Joy Alexander; Irish News Business Editor Gary McDonald and Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Ulster University Business School’s Agri-Food Business Development Centre Manager. Michele Shirlow MBE, CEO of Food NI also joined the panel for the first time this year.