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Henderson Wholesale achieves silver Investors in People accreditation

From left, Martin Agnew, joint managing director, Henderson Group; Justine McGreevey, head of The Academy; and Sam Davidson, Group HR director.

Henderson Wholesale has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People standard.

The company employs more than 650 people from its Group headquarters in Mallusk, providing a broad range of business support services to over 450 independent stores trading under the Group’s brands including SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO Essentials.

“Our wholesale business not only supplies a vast range of fresh and ambient foods from our warehouses, but we also have a huge team providing an array of support services for our retailers; everything from marketing to training and IT services, which positions our stores at the leading edge within the UK grocery sector,” said Sam Davidson, Group HR director.

“With this in mind, we always aim to provide the highest level of customer service, delivered by a team who are highly motivated thanks to the variety of work and growth opportunities within our company.

“This accreditation sits alongside recent Gold Standard recognition for our sister companies Henderson Retail and Henderson Foodservice, as well as an Accredited Award for Henderson Group Property, all demonstrating the Group’s commitment to achieving outstanding performance through excellent people management practices.’’

Paul Devoy, chief executive Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Henderson Wholesale. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The company should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Henderson Wholesale is one of four independent companies comprising the Henderson Group, employing 3,700 people locally and bringing a range of unique, diverse and competitive services and products to the industry across the island of Ireland.

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