Multi-channel, multi-temperature supply chain solutions provider Oakland International is amongst this year’s finalists in the Growing Business Awards 2022 in the Family-Owned Business of the Year category.
Celebrating business strength, vision and the resilience of fast-growing SMEs, the 25th annual Growing Business Awards are seen as the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses in the UK.
The family-owned business has grown both turnover and employee numbers by more than double, continuing to expand throughout the height of the pandemic by strategically determining direction for rapid growth based on their environmental and socially responsible supply chain credentials.
Oakland International Co-Founder and Group CEO, Dean Attwell, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be selected as a finalist in the Growing Business Awards and immensely proud of our people and partners, and gratified in what we have collectively achieved as a team.”
Consumer focussed Oakland continues to respond to industry and market needs launching core initiatives which includes their returnable transit packaging solution OakRA, and direct to consumer initiatives, as well as expanding operational bases and launching new services such as Oakland distribution and its customs clearance subsidiary EORI (UK).
Added Dean: “The Growing Business Awards brings together and honours some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses who we are honoured to be amongst. Congratulations to all finalists.”
BRCGS AA accredited, a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development and offers brand development support for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain. Oakland International is aiming to become the first business in their sector to achieve net-zero, with a track record of sustainability throughout its business practices, choices, growth strategy and planning.