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Failte Foods Win 'Best Place to Work' at the Scottish Wholesaler Awards 2017

Failte Food Service Ltd won the award for Best Place to Work at the 2017 SWA Awards.

The award is assessed by an independent panel of judges who select and interview upwards of ten employees from each contending company.

The recurring theme evident from Failte Foods assessment was reference to colleagues and the value placed upon working with conscientious and passionate co-workers. 

CEO of the Failte Group Jim Cummiskey said;

"Our commitment to employee welfare in all its manifestations is woven into our daily practice. Key personnel throughout the organisation have been with us for over 10 years and amongst their number are management who've been with us since leaving school and progressed through the ranks.

Ultimately this culture strengthens our hand where trust and confidence exists in whoever stands next to you and with everyone prepared to take ownership.

We take enormous pride in recognition of our achievement in this area."

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Foodservice Operator of the Year 2016Todays Winner 2016

11.03.16 Failte Foods were awarded first place in two categories at the 2016 Today's Group Annual Members Awards; Business Initiative of the Year and Food Service Operator of the Year.

Repeating our success from 2012 in the Foodservice Operator category we also placed first in the inaugural Business Initiative category. Dual initiatives in software development and deployment formed the core of our submission.

A dynamic margin calculator was developed to allow our telesales team a degree of autonomy with pricing. This manifests itself by emoticons moving thru the mood spectrum, visually confirming to the operator that they remain the right side of the margin. It negates the need to pick apart individual items prices, simultaneously increasing operators call quotas and improving profitability.

The second initiative was equally rewarding for the Failte Group and was focused around fleet management. Deployment of Fleetmatics software - all-encompassing fleet monitoring software - saw five figure savings in fuel alone. Providing detailed reports on driver behaviour it quickly transformed the culture within the transport division whereby bragging rights went to the best and most efficiently driven vehicle at the end of each month.

Being part of the most successful independent buying group of its kind in the UK Failte Foods take immense pride in the Today's Group member's awards. As a group we continue to strive for best practice and to seize on initiatives - 2016 will see no let-up in this endeavour.

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Failte Foods Win 2016 Best Delivered Operations in Food Service for the Third Year Running

jng 2016 swas11.02.16   Failte Foods Service Ltd took first place in the Scottish Wholesale Association Annual Achievers Awards last night

The annual bunfight took place at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh, where Failte Foods completed a hat trick of wins in the category, Best Delivered Operations in Food Service, Scotland, cementing our hard won reputation for consistency and proficiency.  

Over recent years we have performed strongly in this category, finishing runner up to 3663 in 2012 before taking top spot the last two years. This year we managed to maintain our position despite increasingly strong competition.

The award is further acknowledgement of our constantly expanding range of product and service as we strive to offer Failte customers the best experience in food service. 

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Edinburgh Delivery 5 Days per Week

07.12.15 Commencing Monday 7 December we can offer all our Edinburgh city centre customers a 5 days a week delivery service; Mon - Fri.

We hope this will help with your stock control and assists you in the easy running of your business.

You currently receive deliveries on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To place an order for delivery on the Tuesday and Thursday please call your telesales operator Claire Quinn on 0141 548 6194.
Please be aware we have a minimum order of £30.00. 

If you have any queries of any nature please don't hesitate to call or email David McKenzie, our Business Development Manager;

m: 07798 680 095
e: DavidM@FailteFoods.com

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Failte Produce Wins Fresh Produce Provider at the Inaugural Food Awards Scotland 2014

10.09.14 Failte Produce has won the best Fresh Produce supplier award at the inaugural Food Awards Scotland presented by Dynamite Energy Drink.

Accolades were given after a month of public nominations which, this year received thousands of votes covering 25 specialist categories. Awards included Restaurant of the Year, Best Food Chain and Fresh Produce Provider, amongst many others. The Food Awards Scotland recognise and reward some of Scotland's top servers, specialists and suppliers and in turn celebrates the amazing breadth of the love for good food in this country.

After accepting the award at the black tie ceremony, Warren Kidney, Sales Development Manager of Failte Produce said: "We're thrilled to have won the award for the best Fresh Produce Provider in Scotland.  The significance of finishing on top of the pile in a competition where both service and quality are paramount gives us enormous satisfaction."

He continued, "When you consider the calibre of nominees and the fact the best food and drink outlets in Scotland are heavily represented in the outcome underpins Failte's commitment to offering the very best produce and service across the country."

Yasmin Mahmood of event organisers Creative Oceanic commented "It was a fantastic evening and was a great pleasure to be amongst the top restaurants, takeaways, pubs, bars, hotels and many more who were all representing their businesses on the evening. Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists."

The Awards also helped raise over £1600 for the official charity partner, Make A Wish Foundation UK granting magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

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Failte Foods Win Best Delivered Operations in Food Service 2014

14.02.14  Failte Foods Service Ltd won first place in the Scottish Wholesale Association Annual Achievers Awards 2014:

Number one in the category; Best Delivered Operations in Food Service.

Over recent years we have performed strongly in this category, finishing runner up to 3663 in 2012. This year we managed to reverse that result, gaining the top spot over increasingly strong competition. The award is welcome acknowledgement of our constantly expanding range and ever improving service as we strive to offer Failte customers the best one stop shop in food wholesale.
 
The last 12 months has seen rapid growth and investment across all facets of Failte's food wholesale operation. The acquisition of a renowned Glasgow fruit and veg wholesaler now trading under the title Failte Fresh Produce has at a stroke enabled us to provide all our customer's fresh produce requirements. In addition we are expanding the prepared produce range which is increasingly sought after and evermore popular.
 
2014 also saw the opening of the new Glasgow Fish Market situated directly opposite our own base in the Fruit Market. Strategic tie ups with fish wholesalers enables us to provide the very best quality Scottish fish and seafood, all for next day delivery throughout Scotland.
 
And there will be no let up in the pace this year with multiple projects in the offing including major IT development culminating in an online store to further improve our customer experience.

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hewitt meats

Failte Foods Becomes Sole Scottish Distributer of Hewitt Meats 

 

28.02.13 Failte Foods are excited to announce an agreement between ourselves and  Hewitt Meats  of Ireland, allowing us to offer our customers the highest quality cuts of beef. 

As the sole distributer for Hewitt's beef in Scotland we can provide exclusive access to a wide variety of quality meat products that can be produced and tailored to the customers individual specification. From vacuum packed primal, bone in and boneless cuts from fresh and matured, to P.A.D. and frozen manufacturing meat, we can cater for a variety of different customers. 

Over the last 30 years Hewitt Meat have established unbreakable links with specialist beef producers, allowing their procurement staff to select only prime carcases from personally approved abattoirs and farms. 

It is the hands on and methodical approach of selecting beef that has full traceability from farm to slaughter to packaged that enables Failte Foods to provide our customers with 100% guarantee as to the authenticity of all beef products.

To find out more on Hewitt Meats please visit their website.

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brc logoBRC Awarded for Storage & Distribution


21.08.12  Failte Foods has achieved the BRC Global Standard accreditation in Storage and Distribution. BRC is known as the most rigorous and thorough certification board and consequently we are delighted to provide our customers with yet another layer of assurance that best practice and the highest standards are being deployed at Failte Foods.

What they say;

The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfilment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.

Developed by retailers and driven by retailers, BRC Global Standards are a market leading global brand that helps build confidence in the food safety industry.

 

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