Fletchers Group of Bakeries has scooped the Frozen Food Supplier of the Year title for its Kara foodservice brand.

The Sheffield-based manufacturer was awarded the accolade at the Country Range Group Conference 2012, based on the business’ strong growth and service levels in the past 12 months.

Representatives of the Kara foodservice brand were presented with the prize by Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell, who also delivered a keynote presentation at the event.

Kirsty Fleming, Country Range account manager for the Fletchers Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have won this award, which is based mainly on growth within the company. We supply 13 Country Range members with a great range of own-label and Kara brand bakery products that are 100% frozen, offering convenience to end-users.

“Another factor was our service levels to the group, which are better than 99.5% in the last year.”

The Kara foodservice brand supplies products for both UK and European foodservice customers and distributes to more than 300 wholesalers and end-users in the UK, as well as countries such as France, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus.