Awards: ABP and Omega Signs, Umpf and GBUK

ABP FOOD GROUP have been awarded the prestigious Food Supplier Of The Year award from supermarket ASDA, whilst Omega Signs walked away with the Best Supplier Operational Excellence award.

ABP, the beef supply firm has several wins under their belts including Multi-National Exporter of the Year 2014 and Sustainability Leaders Awards 2012 and Own Label Supplier of the Year Award at the 2012 ASDA Awards.

Katharine Haenelt, business unit director for Asda at ABP Doncaster, said: “We couldn’t be more pleased about this award win. The team here is really dedicated and hard working, so this is a great way to recognise that hard work across the board.”

Duncan Chapman managing director of Omega Signs said: “We are delighted to receive this award. We put customer service and project delivery at the forefront of everything we do so it is great to know that we are delivering to the high standards that we set ourselves.

“I am really proud of all the team, they have worked really hard over the years and it is great to see all their efforts recognised.”


Umpf team at PR awardsPR and social media agency, Umpf, has won three honours in the PR Moment Awards for the North of England, Northern Ireland & Scotland.

The agency took home gold in the Best Use of Evaluation category as well as being named Best Social Media Agency and Best Integrated Agency.

The awards are organised by independent PR website, PR Moment and over 130 entries were shortlisted for the North Awards which were held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel last night.

Umpf MD and founder Adrian Johnson said: “We are delighted to be named the Best Social Media Agency and Best Integrated Agency in the PR Moment Awards in the North.

“This accolade reinforces the innovative, creative and high-impact work we do for our clients and the hard work of our team.

“We’ve always seen ourselves as a national player, so being the most decorated agency in the north of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland awards really gives credibility to our ethos and position.”

The award for Best Use of Evaluation was for Umpf’s own proprietary social media tool, the Social Media Index.
Harrogate-based Acceleris who won the Media Relations of the Year award, and Shackleton PR were the only other Yorkshire agency winners among the awards.


Selby-based GBUK Ltd is one of the first healthcare companies in the United Kingdom to receive a Level 2 accreditation by the NHS Supply Chain Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS).

Developed by NHS Supply Chain, in conjunction with the Department of Health and industry bodies, LSAS provides an extra level of corporate, social and ethical governance with regards labour standards, marking a major but progressive change in its procurement methodology.

Suppliers must be audited to Level 1 as a minimum before NHS Trusts can purchase supplies through NHS Supply Chain.

By achieving LSAS Level 2, GBUK Ltd has demonstrated that processes and procedures to manage labour standards have been implemented in addition to identifying risk in the supply chain.

David Pickles, operations manager at GBUK Ltd said: “We are proud to be accredited with a LSAS Level 2. It acknowledges that we are committed to ensuring our employees are treated with dignity and respect, in safe conditions and earn fair rates of pay.

“We will be working towards LSAS Level 3 in the forthcoming year.”