Redirack has been named 2007 Supplier of the Year by the Storage and Handling Equipment Distributors' Association (SHEDA).
The coveted award was presented to the pallet racking and storage solutions specialist at this year's SHEDA AGM and awards presentation.
The accolade shows that the South Yorkshire company provides a consistently excellent service. It took second place in the Supplier of the Year awards last year and earned first place in 2006.
Newcomer to the hit parade, Bott Ltd, based in Bude, Cornwall, was named as the second best Supplier of the Year, with old favourite Moresecure International of Telford coming third for the fourth successive year.
The Shield of Honour Award, presented to the company that has shown the most improved service over the previous year, went to another new name for the SHEDA awards – Lion Steel Equipment Ltd of Cheshire.
Incoming SHEDA President Mike Lynch said: “It's good to see newcomers challenging the historic top performers who've set an impressive benchmark for the industry. It shows that the healthy competition is driving up standards.”
The SHEDA Lifetime Achievement award was given to one of the longest-serving SHEDA council members Richard Powell and most respected industry players.
Richard Powell set up his Cardiff-based racking and office furniture company in 1972 and led the company from strength to strength.
The SHEDA Awards, now in their 19th year and voted by the members, are presented annually to recognise the outstanding service provided by SHEDA members across the UK and Ireland.
Nearly 60 SHEDA members and associates gathered for this year's event, held at Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford on Avon.
For more information on SHEDA log on to www.sheda.org.uk
SHEDA works closely with SEMA, the manufacturers association, to review and uphold codes of practice to the benefit of both business and the consumer.
SHEDA has a comprehensive website – www.sheda.org.uk – which contains an interactive database of distributors, broken down by location and products they supply and install.