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Clitheroe firm among health and safety elite

From the left, Paul Nowell, Peter Kozlowski and David Mellor, of Total Food Service, receiving their award from  Lynda Armstrong OBE, chair of Trustees at the British Safety Council.

From the left, Paul Nowell, Peter Kozlowski and David Mellor, of Total Food Service, receiving their award from Lynda Armstrong OBE, chair of Trustees at the British Safety Council.

Clitheroe-based catering wholesaler Total Foodservice has secured two internationally recognised health and safety accolades.

For the fourth year running, the firm joins just 500 businesses worldwide awarded an International Safety Award by the British Safety Council, after demonstrating to judges a commitment and determination to prevent workplace injuries and work-related ill health.

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has also awarded Total Foodservice the prestigious Occupational Health and Safety Silver Award.

Simon Howarth, managing director of Total Foodservice, said: “It’s a rather astonishing feat of achievement for a small business such as our own to have this level of international recognition from bodies such as RoSPA and the BSC, and the fact we are sustaining those high levels of achievement is a big point of pride for the business and all the individuals involved.

“We are rubbing shoulders with large blue-chip organisations in being handed these awards. Health and safety has always been of paramount importance to Total Foodservice, but to reach these levels say an exceptional amount for how are team are working. I’m delighted!”

Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Total Foodservice on its success: “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate Total Foodservice and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award.

“The success criteria for our International Safety Awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. We are proud of our association with Total Foodservice and their commitment to keeping their employees and workplaces healthy and safe.”

Total Foodservice is a fifth generation family foodservice business serving the North of England with frozen, chilled and ambient foods as well as non-food and cleaning products.

The company operates from two depots, in Clitheroe and Huddersfield. Before moving to its purpose-built facility at the Ribble Valley Enterprise Park, off the A59 at Barrow, the company’s local base was in Chatburn for many years.

 

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