BWG Foods has announced that it has been recognised as the ‘Employer of the Year’ at the recent Irish Transport & Logistics Awards.
According to the wholesaler and retailer, the award – which recognises the excellence of the HR team within BWG Foods – assesses organisations against a strict set of criteria, including people strategies, employee engagement, benefits, rewards, and overall employee satisfaction, for which BWG Foods scored highly across the board.
Commenting on the award, Peter Donohoe, chief people officer at BWG Group, said, “At the heart of our success, as a business, is an expansive team of exceptional people who demonstrate an unrivalled passion for what they do.
“This culture has evolved by nurturing a positive working environment, where colleagues are respected, rewarded, and encouraged to reach their full potential. We take great pride in this award, as it goes to the very core of our business, and we are determined to continue building on our achievements in this regard.”
BWG Foods highlighted that one notable initiative that contributed to the company securing the award was the roll-out of its bespoke digital well-being app, BWG B-Well, to support its employees during Covid-19 through access to highly qualified and accredited experts in fitness, nutrition, finance, parenting, and mental health resources in real time.
BWG Foods operates one of the country’s largest and most sophisticated retail and wholesale operations, serving its network of over 1,000 SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL stores, along with 14,000 B2B customers through its wholesale division, which includes BWG Foodservice, Corrib Food Products, Heaney Meats, and a nationwide network of 21 Value Centre and cash-and-carry branches.
The group also operates a state-of-the-art 240,000-square-foot national distribution centre, situated in Kilcarbery, in Co. Dublin, with one of the largest delivery fleets in the country, extending to approximately 120 vehicles.
BWG Foods’ nationwide operation is powered by a growing and sophisticated team of over 1,650 people, expanding to 23,000 across Ireland through its branded retail estate, in partnership with independent retailers.