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Center Parcs recognises outstanding suppliers at annual awards ceremony

Press Release   •   Oct 04, 2017 17:21 BST

Raj Singh-Dehal (L) and Martyn Smith (R) with James Harrison, Steve Pickles and Jim Black from Supplier of the Year winners Molson Coors (centre)

On Thursday 28th September 2017 Center Parcs held its seventh annual Supplier Awards at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, recognising and celebrating the very best of over 2,000 suppliers.

The event was the biggest yet, with 220 nominations submitted across the 13 categories and 103 attendees gathered to celebrate the awards. Categories included the best local suppliers for each of the five Center Parcs villages and awards for suppliers across key areas of the business, from Food & Beverage and Retail, to Leisure, Housekeeping and Technical Services.

Raj Singh-Dehal, HR & Commercial Services Director said;

“We do not just see our suppliers as suppliers, we see them as long term partners who support us every day of the year, through thick and thin. Our suppliers range from local companies, to SMEs to multi-billion turnover multi-national conglomerates and everything in between. The Supplier Awards 2017 was the biggest and best ceremony yet and saw our outstanding suppliers come together, allowing us to say a special thank you.”

The top award of the ceremony went to Molson Coors Brewing Company, who won the overall title of Supplier of the Year. Molson Coors have worked as the beer supplier to Center Parcs for over a year now and have forged strong and robust relationships with the teams on villages.

Martyn Smith, Head of Procurement said;

“Molson Coors Brewing Company have provided excellent training, brilliant support and both fast and effective communication to Center Parcs villages this year. The range of products they offer has had a hugely positive impact for our guests, with guest service scores improving as a result. They particularly impressed us when over 80 technicians changed 300 beer pumps overnight in a 12 hour period across all villages, with no technical issues. “

A full list of the awards categories and winners can be found in the Notes to Editors.

Notes to Editors

  • Delivering Excellent Service – Food & Beverage and Retail
    Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Leisure
    Cromartie Hobbycraft Limited
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Housekeeping
    British Heart Foundation
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Technical Services
    Airwave Europe Limited
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Head Office
    Creative Marketing Services
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Sustainability Initiative (two winners)
    Future Biogas Limited
    Mills & Reeve LLP
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Local Supplier Sherwood Forest
    General Services Mansfield Limited
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Local Supplier Elveden Forest
    Alton Wahlberg
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Local Supplier Whinfell Forest
    Compass Services Group
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Local Supplier Longleat Forest
    Longleat Scuba
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Local Supplier Woburn Forest
    The English School of Falconry
  • Delivering Excellent Service – Outstanding Individual
    Parvinder Sandhu of Stoneseed IT
  • Supplier of the Year
    Molson Coors Brewing Company