As you may have heard, we are celebrating our national success at the Family Business Awards 2017 – being awarded the title of food distribution family business of the year against some well-respected competition; coming runner up to Thatchers Cider in the South & South West category.
This year, the event was held on June 8th at the Mayfair Hotel in London, we were represented by joint MD Jon Evans:
“There was a fantastic atmosphere on the night, it was so refreshing to see so many great family businesses like ourselves in one room”
“Winning the award for food distribution family business of the year was an incredible achievement and a real testament to the hard work we put in every day. We’d also like to congratulate all the other winners in the various different categories for their success!”
Jon Evans – MD
The Family Business Of The Year Award was set up to celebrate the family business sector, and recognise the contributions family businesses make to the UK. The awards are split into regional categories that are: London and South East, North of England & Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Thames Valley, Wales, Yorkshire Midland and East Anglia.
From these regions, 3 finalists are selected for each category, the categories are: Food & Drink, Hotel and Leisure, Manufacturing, Retail, Health & Welfare. An expert panel of judges then chooses the winners based on the nomination packs submitted by each business.
Whilst we celebrate the accolade, we’d like to thank all of our valued customers for their business over the years and our wonderful staff for all they do to make this business such a thing to be part of.
Arthur David was founded in 1962 on one man’s vision to provide the best quality fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables to Bristol and the surrounding areas, all with exceptional service.
Fast forward 55 years and after a long working life, Arthur now takes a back seat in the company but the values that he strived for still echo today. All employees here are considered family and adopt the “leave it with us” attitude to working at Arthur David.
“I am very proud and humbled to have been nominated for an award; I have never won anything in my life so to have won this award makes me very happy.”
“We have been in business over 50 years. Our business and family lives have been one and the same; we have laughed together, argued together, cried at times together and enjoyed the trappings of our success together.”
“I am proud to say that our family business now feeds my grandchildren and great-grandchildren and our family work ethic is living strong through third generation David’s who make a difference to our business every day.”
“Mine, and my wife Diane’s everlasting wish, is that our family values live long in the daily comings and goings of Arthur David Food With Service and the niceties of success continue to enrich the lives of not just the fourth and fifth generation Davids, but all those other staff who we call ‘family’ and as a team contribute to our success every day.”
You can watch Arthur’s incredible story below:
We strive to deliver the best possible service to our clients and achieving this fantastic accolade has strived us to go even further to provide the best service possible.
If you want to find out more about the service we offer to customers, our extensive range of products or want to discuss your individual requirements – please give one of our friendly team a call on 0330 333 444.