Family business Oakland International was delighted to join other finalists at this year’s prestigious Chamber Business Awards held at the University of Worcester Arena on Thursday 9th June.
Oakland International’s Quality Assurance Manager, Louise Smith, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Chamber Business Awards. Oakland’s culture, commitment and passion as a responsible family business is to embrace innovation and change whilst seeking new ways of working to deliver sustainability; our intention to add value and leverage from our expertise for the benefit of our partner networks.”
Oakland’s advanced approach and desire to be sector leading helped to create this unique and ground-breaking distressed load service that can save up to 80% of produce, which otherwise would be completely destroyed. To date around 1,800 tonnes of food has been saved from going to waste; food which cannot be saved is forwarded to anaerobic digestion plant centres to be used for renewable energy, with nothing going to landfill.
Supplying major UK and Irish retail, discount, convenience and wholesale markets from their UK and Ireland facilities, Oakland’s reputation is built on growth through sustainability and their ability to offer value added services.