Nick Hancock, Richard Birch and Maurice Moran.
F&P Wholesale scoops Cemco award
Published: 10 June, 2013
F&P Wholesale has been named as the Cemco Merchant Network Lightside Distributor of the Year.
Contenders for the awards are voted for by the group of independent merchants that make up the Cemco merchant network. Companies who are shortlisted for the Lightside Distributor of the Year category are judged on their ability to provide best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and customer relations.
F&P Wholesale excelled within the criteria required for this category, including speed of reaction to changing markets, quality of products, and improving market share and margins for merchants. The company was also acknowledged for its focus on all levels of service, which F&P Wholesale demonstrates through product range availability and its ‘One Tomorrow’ next-day delivery promise.
The Cemco Lightside Distributor of the Year award was presented to F&P Wholesale’s key account director Richard Birch at the buying group’s annual supplier conference, held at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire on 1 and 2 May 2013.
Mr Birch said: “I am extremely proud to announce that F&P Wholesale has received Cemco’s Lightside Distributor of the Year award, especially because the votes came from industry members. This kind of recognition from our customers and peers is only made possible through the hard work and dedication demonstrated by each F & P Wholesale employee – so this award is an accolade the entire company can be proud of achieving.
“Above all, we have received this award because of the way we operate, communicate with customers and deliver the products and services they need to succeed – strengthening F&P Wholesale’s position as the best distributor in the plumbing, bathroom and heating market. We strive to not only provide a complete product range, but also to ensure we are dynamic and provide the right products and services to help our customers grow and develop their own businesses.”