Cookstown firm wins top award at Balmoral

Cookstown pork manufacturing company Karro was Henderson Wholesale�"s Overall Local Supplier of the Year at the company�"s awards held at the Balmoral Show. From left, Alistair McQuillan from Karro; Neal Kelly, Fresh Food Director, Henderson Wholesale; Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director Henderson Wholesale; and Gordon Quinn from Karro.
Cookstown pork manufacturing company Karro was Henderson Wholesale�"s Overall Local Supplier of the Year at the company�"s awards held at the Balmoral Show. From left, Alistair McQuillan from Karro; Neal Kelly, Fresh Food Director, Henderson Wholesale; Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director Henderson Wholesale; and Gordon Quinn from Karro.

Cookstown pork manufacturing company Karro has been named Henderson Wholesale’s Overall Local Supplier of the Year at the company’s awards held at the Balmoral Show.

Henderson Wholesale, owners of the SPAR and EUROSPAR franchises in Northern Ireland, runs the awards scheme, now in its third year, to mark the excellent produce, practices and ranges of the companies it works with.

Karro showed impressive double digit growth in its business with the company in 2014, which has continued into 2015

As a platinum sponsor of the three day event, the SPAR brand has a key presence at the Balmoral Show, further strengthening its links with the agri-food industry and encouraging its customers to enjoy the best of local produce.

Karro, which operates from Molesworth Road in Cookstown, supplies a range of products including sausages, bacon and sliced cooked meat to Henderson Wholesale and showed impressive double digit growth in its business with the company in 2014, which has continued into 2015.

Judges were impressed by Karro’s efforts to ensure Henderson’s warehouse receives only the freshest of products, therefore helping to avoid wastage, as well as its investment in innovative technology to audit products, ensure quality and capture orders.