WP Group double-nominees for 2011 Hampshire Business Awards

 23rd Sep 2011

Hampshire Business Awards 2012
From left-to-right: Darren Borras (Group Commercial Director), Russell Fairchild (Operation Director) and David Fairchild (Managing Director).

Members of the WP Group board joined an array of local businesses to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Hampshire business awards which took place on 22nd September at the Avington Park Hotel.

2011 saw WP entering into the awards for the first time and found themselves in the unexpected position of being shortlisted in two of the three award categories; the Bond Pearce Innovation and Technology Award and the RBS Management Team of the Year Award.

Sponsors of the award had been impressed with the way that WP had rebranded over the past year whilst not letting company changes affect the way in which they do business, Nick Page, chairman at national law firm Bond Pearce said “This new innovative approach to business has transformed the company’s profile within the industry and has resulted in the winning of a number of prestigious accounts, confirming that the decisions made and actions taken were appropriate and timely for the company’s development,”

The award process was rigorous with applications and site visit interviews, all accumulating in the prestigious annual awards dinner hosted by England’s rugby World Cup winning legend Will Greenwood.

The night unfortunately did not see WP winning any awards, with winners in each of the three categories all worthy of the accolades. The WP guests had an enjoyable evening regardless, Commercial Director Darren Borras said “it’s great to see so many companies taking part in a local award scheme, we shall be looking to better our achievement in 2012”

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Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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