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In March 2023, we held our first Cold Chain Sustainability Awards. Our industry is making great strides towards a sustainable future through innovation, collaboration and serious investment into improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions and the Cold Chain Sustainability Awards is our way of recognising and celebrating the businesses, facilities and individuals leading the way.

The full list of Cold Chain Sustainability Awards 2023 winners is:

Energy Efficiency Leaders category (sponsored by BlueCube)

• Small Cold Store of the Year 2023 (<25,000m3): F W Mansfield & Son: Nickle Farm
• Medium Cold Store of the Year 2023 (25,000m3 – 100,000m3): Interfrigo: Antrim
• Large Cold Store of the Year 2023 (>100,000m3): Fowler Welch: Spalding
• Distribution Centre of the Year 2023: Sainsbury’s: Waltham Point

Technological Breakthrough category sponsored by ISD Solutions

• Innovation of the Year – Transport: Marshall Fleet Solutions: Titan Solar Recovery System
• Innovation of the Year – Cold Storage: Carrier: PowerCO2OL S

Sustainability Champions category sponsored by Zestec Renewable Energy

• Sustainable Cold Storage Operator of the Year 2023: DFDS
• Sustainable Cold Chain Transport Operator 2023: Martin Brower
• Cold Chain Champion 2023: Joanne Moore on behalf of The P&M Group

Quotes from our winners:

Ian Woodward of DFDS (winner of Sustainable Cold Storage Operator of the Year) said: “It’s fantastic to receive this award and this recognition for the hard work of the team, and the investment and focus from the business on reducing our impact on the planet.”

Joanne Moore of The P&M Group (winner of Cold Chain Sustainability Champion 2023) said: “When you work so hard on something, sometimes you don’t realise what you have achieved until you put it all together. We’re really pleased we entered and honoured to be chosen. It’s been such a team effort, everyone from the Chairman to the factory floor has been on board.”

Ross Reed of Interfrigo (winner of Medium Cold Store of the Year) said “I’m very proud Interfrigo has been recognised nationally as leading the way in energy efficiency. During the Covid pandemic, we invested £7.1 million in our multipurpose cold chain facility to cater for a wider range of customers and their specific needs. This included a 50,000 square foot extension to our facility, and we decided to reduce our energy consumption by converting to 100% renewable energy supply. We now have one of the most advanced facilities in the UK, supporting the local and national economy.”

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