Wholesale or Catering Supplier of the Year

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Winner: Reynolds

Runner-up: First Choice

Every day Reynolds buys the very best fresh produce for its 4,000 customers, a list which reads like the Who’s Who? of the eating-out market.

With a fleet of over 200 vehicles, a large amount of focus is given to reducing carbon emissions. Consequently, it collects one third of products direct from suppliers via backhaul, utilising empty vehicles to help save an estimated 500,000 food miles each year. Elsewhere, Reynolds’ most recent environmental innovation was the launch of two urban prototype vehicles, designed to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety in London and other city centres. Reynolds and its 900 staff also work together to support various charities, including Futurechef, Springboard, Action against Hunger, Cancer Research UK and Crisis. Last February, the team at Reynolds appeared in the first series of Who’s the Boss? on BBC2.