Awards coup for Marshalls

Produce World CEO William Burgess with Kevin Forman, who won the community impact award.
Produce World CEO William Burgess with Kevin Forman, who won the community impact award.

AN EXTRA-special celebration is in order at one local firm, as they celebrate winning not one, not two, but three company awards.

Staff at Produce World Marshalls, in Butterwick, were just getting over the shock of being nominated for several awards in the Produce World employee scheme, when they learned they had been named as the cream of the crop in three of the four categories on offer.

The company, which is one of five Produce World sites around the UK, won colleague of the year, outstanding innovation of the year and the community impact award. Staff based at the site were also included in the team of the year award, which was won by the company’s IT team.

Managing director Keith Pringle said: “The staff at Produce World Marshalls were delighted to be short-listed for the awards scheme, but to actually walk away with three out of four awards, and a share of the fourth one was beyond our wildest dreams. I am really proud of the team, and the fact that they represent such diverse aspects of our business.”

Factory manager Richard Hepplestall was named colleague of the year, after being nominated by Becky Twinn.

The Field Factory, which was created to help pack broccoli in the fields, was chosen as outstanding innovation of the year.

Forklift truck driver Kevin Forman got the community impact award for encouraging workers to get involved in their communities.