More than 500 colleagues and supply partners attended the ceremony, held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel.
Bestpets’ ‘Free Wild Bird Watching Starter Kit’ has won the Best Community Initiative Award for 2018. With the initiative, consumers were asked to nominate local primary schools to receive the kit in early 2018, with it including a nest-box, a variety of feeders and bird food to help common garden birds survive the winter.
The kits were developed with support and products from Bestpets’ partner supplier, SUPA. Chris Goodlad, managing director of Supa, said: “Supa are delighted to have been involved with this great community initiative. We believe that encouraging children to interact with nature from a young age is important for the future of conservation.”
Karen Hubbard, marketing manager, said: “It is a pleasure to accept the award on behalf of all of the Bestpets Team. This initiative really was a team effort including the Bestpets head office, the sales team and the depots. It shows how we all work together and how we embrace the Bestway values.”
Bestpets’ Cheryll Flanagan took home Pet Salesperson of the Year following a “tremendous performance” across 2018, bringing on board new customers for the company’s Manchester, Preston and Liverpool depots.
Flanagan, said: “It is so lovely to feel appreciated and I want to stress this is also a massive team effort. I would like to say a huge thank you to our Manchester Bestpets telesales team, Jayne, Nicky and Abbie.”
Mike Bailey, head of Bestpets, said: “It’s been a great night for Bestpets in the recognition we have received for our work across 2018 both for ‘Free Wild Bird Watching Starter Kit’ initiative, and for the extraordinary commitment that our sales team have given the business over the past year, including all our shortlisted colleagues and Cheryll, who’s work ethics are truly outstanding.
“We continually look for innovation in how we work with our pet customers to help drive loyalty, growth and value in their businesses.”