The Grimsby-based business took home one of the UK’s biggest accolades in grocery retail.
18 October 2021, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire – Leading wholesale grocery exporter Ramsden International has been announced as Exporter of the Year at The Grocer Gold Awards. The awards, which celebrate the very best standards in UK grocery retail, took place at the stunning location of the Guildhall in London earlier in October.
With many well-known grocery brands and supermarkets attending the event, this year’s Grocer Gold Awards shone a light on the extraordinary achievements of companies and individuals since the outbreak of coronavirus. In response to the pandemic, Ramsden International rapidly adapted its business while still delivering a dedicated service to its customers as well as identifying countries where it could still unlock growth, despite difficult routes to market.
The awards panel of expert judges provided feedback that, “It takes commitment and skill to make a successful foray into a foreign market. For this award, judges were looking for a UK-based retailer, wholesaler or supplier that has most successfully grown its business outside the UK, either through product or sales channel development, or both.”
“Everyone in the business is responsible for this success,” said Akhtar Zahid, Ramsden International’s Managing Director in response to the feedback. “It has taken a huge amount of adaptability and creativity in order to support our customers around the world while also growing as a business, and it is wonderful that our achievements have been recognised externally.”
Also commenting on our award, Ramsden International’s Founder and CEO, Sean Ramsden MBE, said, “It has certainly been an unprecedented year, but we have still managed to unlock growth in foreign markets. Looking ahead, we have built a strong foundation for long-term growth and can maintain our position as the leading UK wholesale exporter of British grocery brands.”