Charles Wilson was the proud recipent of this year's The Grocer Cup for Outstanding Business Achievement.

The Booker boss picked up the gong at last week's IGD Food Industry Awards. He topped a poll of The Grocer's readers ahead of the likes of Sir Terry Leahy, Justin King, AB Inbev UK president Stuart MacFarlane and Nisa-Today's chief Neil Turton.

"Booker made progress due to the commitment of our colleagues and the outstanding support of suppliers and our customers," Wilson said. "We look forward to serving the trade in the years ahead."

Booker last week posted yet another set of strong figures, with pre-tax profits up 24.2% for the past six months to £36.9m and sales up 5.5% to £1.7bn.

Unilever scoooped the the IGD President's Cup for doing the most to help the IGD achieve its objectives.

The Nestlé Wellness Award for healthier food and drink options went to Birds Eye Iglo for its Field Fresh frozen vegetables range. Asda landed the ECR UK Award for Sustainable Distribution while The Boxwood Award for Business Transformation went to The Co-op.

"This year's awards attracted the highest level of entries both in terms of quantity and quality," said IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

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