Sovini Trade Supplies (STS) has been crowned the best supplier in the country at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.
Football legend Sir Geoff Hurst presented the award at the Builder & Engineer Awards at Anfield’s new Main Stand.
The Aintree-based trade supplies store beat competition from Jewson, Wetherby Building Systems and Garic Ltd to be crowned Supplier of the Year.
STS is unlike most businesses of its kind, with all elements of the business, from sourcing and purchasing, to supplying and serving, centered on the desire to do social good.
As part of the philanthropic Sovini Group, capacity generated by Sovini Trade Supplies is reinvested in the group’s non-profit social housing partners, supporting their investment in new homes and developing the local communities.
Judges applauded STS’ “excellent approach to skills and development”, “strong CSR commitment” and “commercial approach to generate surplus to re-invest” as reasons for their success.
Chris Selby, who was on the judging panel, said: “Corporate social responsibility, local involvement with the community and the employment of ex-military personnel were all stand-out features of Sovini Trade Supplies’ application and resulting in this well-deserved award. Congratulations.”
Anita Harrison-Carroll, Director of STS, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised as the best supplier in the UK at such a prestigious awards ceremony.
“Our staff work incredibly hard, and our desire to do social good has been paramount in the two short years we have been trading, so it’s great to be recognised in this way.”