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Friday February 20th saw the 4th annual Musgrave MarketPlace Region of the Year Awards take place in Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort, Kildare. This was the fourth year of the awards and was attended by 150 MWP colleagues who were treated to a night of great food and entertainment.

Noel Keeley, Managing Director MWP said “I am very proud of what our Division achieved in 2014. In the last four years we have made great progress with our strategy of being the leading wholesale supplier to the retail and foodservice businesses in the market we serve. And while we still face many challenges we have a growing vibrant business notwithstanding a very tough economic environment.”

Musgrave MarketPlace Ballymun won the overall Region of the Year Award. Awards were based on sales performances, QA audits, Mystery Shopper scores and employee engagement results. Commenting on Ballymun’s victory, Brian Staunton General Manager said “It is a huge honor for us to win the Region of the Year Award again – it’s a great testament to the team in Ballymun who have worked so hard in driving sales and Wholesale Excellence in 2014. We hit many milestones over the year which wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our colleagues in the various central teams who have always given us great support in Ballymun.”

Further awards were announced on the night recognising branch employees Kaizen and “Mail Noel” initiatives as well as the Customer Service Champions as voted by MarketPlace customers and 4 awards for central support and commercial colleagues.

The full list of winners on the night were:

  • Region of the Year Winner – MarketPlace Ballymun
  • Region of the Year Runner Up – MarketPlace Cork
  • Best Kaizen Idea Winner – Krzystof Sweitex, MarketPlace Limerick
  • Best Mail my MD Winner – Karl McEvitt, Telesales Ballymun
  • Customer Service Winner – Sean Devine, MarketPlace Derry
  • Central Support Colleague Winner ROI –Mark Dunne, Health & Safety Manager, Musgrave MarketPlace
  • Central Support Colleague Winner NI – Andrew Hawkins, NI Management Accountant Musgrave MarketPlace
  • Central Commercial Colleague ROI Winner – Elaine Byrne, Trading Manager Musgrave MarketPlace
  • Central Commercial Colleague NI Winner – Nicola Keery, Marketing Assistant Musgrave MarketPlace

Noel Keeley concluded: “The 2014 awards have been a great success for MWP and with the prospect of another challenging year ahead; the Region of the Year programme will continue to drive wholesale excellence and ultimately better position our MarketPlace brand to deliver on our ‘Winning In The New World’ growth agenda.”

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