Independent wines and spirits supplier Kingsland scooped the Green Award at the Salford Business Awards 2009 for its environmentally friendly supply chain.

Initiatives by Kingsland Wines and Spirits in the past two years include ­reducing the number of lorries on the road by 50 per week by using barges on the Manchester Ship Canal.

Kingsland has also reduced the amount of glass in its supply chain by 4,000 tonnes per year and has decreased the number of containers on sea by 3,500.