BaxterStorey brings home the bacon with British Supply Award
BaxterStorey, the UK’s largest independent food service provider, has boosted its sustainability credentials with a British Supply Award at the 2012 Footprint Awards.
To be considered for the award, BaxterStorey had to demonstrate that buying British products is a key part of its purchasing strategy and that it places an emphasis on promoting British farmers and producers.
The caterer won the award for its dedication to sourcing local, seasonal produce to provide its chefs with the highest quality fresh ingredients. Additionally, BaxterStorey was commended for its commitment to sourcing produce that supports high standards of animal welfare, including Red Tractor accredited meat, RSPCA Freedom Food free range eggs and MSC certified fish.
Noel Mahony, BaxterStorey’s Chief Executive, commented: “We are thrilled to receive the British Supply award in recognition of our efforts in supporting British suppliers. Fantastic food needs the best ingredients and for us this means using produce that has been reared to the highest standards and moves from farm to fork in the quickest time.
“Our success is dependent upon a thriving domestic agricultural market and we are absolutely determined to help British farmers prosper. Sustainability in the food chain runs deeper than simply food miles. It’s about ensuring that the farming community has the physical and economic environment in which it can thrive.”