Foodservice supplier, Brakes Group, has been awarded the title of Green Wholesaler of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards, on 11 June, in London.

Brakes- which supply caterers and food-to-go outlets in the UK and France with products including pastries and tarts, and artisan bread - impressed the judges with its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Achievements included using bio diesel in its fleet, electricity generated from renewable sources and implementing initiatives to reduce packaging.

The award recognised Brakes’ ongoing commitment to reduce the effects of its operations on the environment, coupled with meeting the commercial needs of customers.

“Winning Green Wholesaler of the Year is a fantastic achievement, underlining our commitment to deliver excellence to our customers in a sustainable and responsible way,” commented Frank McKay, group chief executive.