Best specialist food retailer nomination

CumbLife2014awardPioneer was thrilled recently to be selected along with just three other companies as a finalist in the 2014 Cumbria Life Food & Drink awards in the Best Specialist Food Retailer category.

This was voted for both by a panel of expert judges together with nominations by Cumbria Life's readership.

At the awards dinner and presentation at Kendal College on 3rd April, the category winner was revealed as the Cartmel Cheese Company and our congratulations go to them.

Our nomination for this award is recognition for the sterling efforts of our colleagues in all three Pioneer shops (including Erica, Alison, Phil and Sharon pictured here at Rosehill) and our fine range of products. Thanks also to all our customers who voted for us.

Helen Mcardle Care Awards

HMC 2014 Awards 0511smlOn Friday 14th March 2014 Pioneer's Sales Director David Jenkins and Sales & Key Accounts Manager Brian Baxter were delighted to be invited to the biennial Helen Mcardle Care Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead.

Awards were presented to recognize the sterling work done by staff at the homes. David and Brian presented the award for the top catering team and congratulations goes to Neil Holroyd and his team from Sheraton Court, Hartlepool. A great night was had by all and we are looking forward to the 2016 awards.

Investing in the future

investmentAs a fifth-generation family company we are always keen to invest in our future. This ensures that we are as efficient as possible and able to give our customers the high service levels they expect.

We recently made this short film for the Caterforce (our buying and marketing group) conference to give examples of what we are doing.

It shows the new ten van loading bay recently completed at Rosehill, our huge solar panel system on the coldstore roof, and the planning and building of our £700,000 extension at Gateshead.