Sir Kenneth Morrison, executive chairman of northern-based supermarket chain Morrisons, has been awarded The Grocer Cup for Outstanding Business Achievement.

Now in its sixth year, The Grocer Cup is firmly established as one of the top accolades in the industry, as readers of The Grocer vote for whom they believe has made the biggest contribution to the grocery industry in the past year.

Last year’s winner, Marks and Spencer chairman Luc Vandevelde, presented the award to Sir Ken at the IGD Food Industry Awards gala dinner in London last night.

Sir Ken was chosen from a shortlist that comprised of Sir Don Curry; Asda’s Tony DeNunzio; Iain Ferguson of Tate & Lyle; Malcolm Hepworth, the Co-operative Group’s retail chief; Deirdre Hutton, who chairs the Food Chain Centre steering group; Justin King of M&S; Sir Terry Leahy and David Reid, both from Tesco; and Sir Gulam Noon.

See this week’s issue of The Grocer for a list of those recognised by IGD for achievement in packaging design, social commitment, supply chain management, staff training and development.