LacPatrick shortlisted for Supplier award

Judging the Henderson Wholesale Local Supplier Awards are from left, Freda Magill; UFU Rural Affairs Committee Chairperson; Agricultural Freelance Journalist Richard Wright; Joy Alexander, Head of Food Technology at CAFRE and David Elliott, Editor of Ulster Business. Joining the judges is Nigel Dugan, Fresh Foods Trading Controller at Henderson Wholesale.
Judging the Henderson Wholesale Local Supplier Awards are from left, Freda Magill; UFU Rural Affairs Committee Chairperson; Agricultural Freelance Journalist Richard Wright; Joy Alexander, Head of Food Technology at CAFRE and David Elliott, Editor of Ulster Business. Joining the judges is Nigel Dugan, Fresh Foods Trading Controller at Henderson Wholesale.

Local food company LacPatrick Co-Op has been shortlisted for the Henderson Wholesale Local Supplier awards with winners being revealed in a special ceremony at this week’s Balmoral Show.

The Coleraine-based producers of high quality milk are hoping to be crowned the Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year at the ceremony which takes place on the Friday morning of the Show, which runs from May 11-13.

This year, companies were invited to submit entries across five categories which included Enjoy Local Supplier of Year, open to companies who supply goods for Henderson Wholesale’s popular range of own brand products; Best Direct to Store Supplier; Brand Innovation Award; the CSR focused Tomorrow Matters Award and the Overall Local Supplier of the Year.

An esteemed panel of judges including agri-journalist Richard Wright; UFU Rural Affairs Committee Chairperson, Freda Magill; Ulster Business Editor, David Elliot and Head of Food Technology Development at CAFRE, Joy Alexander, had the unenviable task of deliberating over the entries to select winners to be announced at the biggest food and Agri fair on the island.