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M&B celebrates F&B suppliers at annual awards

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has held its annual Food and Drink Supplier Conference to share its business priorities and recognise outstanding performance, and excellence across its supplier network.

Around 200 of M&B’s suppliers attended the conference, at its Retail Support Centre, Birmingham, which showcases best practice and opportunities for optimising trading relationships with its market leading brands. It provides a platform for M&B to work together more collaboratively with its supplier partners to leverage their expertise to enhance guest experiences.

The highlight of the conference was the presentation of the awards to reward innovative supplier food and drinks initiatives over the last 12 months.

Faccenda Group Ltd topped the bill being named Food Supplier of the Year. Over the last 12 months Faccenda has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in product quality, service and cost leadership. As well as engaging with M&B to provide market leading and commercially compelling food offers to its guests. (Pictured L to R: Keith Edwards, Head of Food Purchasing, Mitchells & Butlers; Catriona Lee, Kerry Hughes, Greg Choulerton, Matt Lyons, Faccenda Group; David Gallacher, Director of Food Trading, Mitchells & Butlers.)

Bibdendum was awarded the prestigious title of Drinks Supplier of the Year. The award was in recognition for Bibdendum’s consistently high performance throughout the year and unprecedented approach to the provision of innovative solutions, valuable business partnering, account management excellence and dedicated training to champion drinks quality. Bibdendum demonstrate enthusiasm, strive for excellence and ambition to deliver a comprehensive shared business plan to support M&B.

Chris Hopkins, Commercial & Marketing Director for Mitchells & Butlers, said, “Our success is closely linked to the brilliant support we receive from our supplier partners. At this conference, we were able to celebrate some outstanding supplier achievements and innovations, and to discuss our strategy for future growth. I’d like to reiterate our sincere thanks to all our award winners, and to all our supplier partners for their continuing support.”