David makes top three at awards

A WHOLESALER who has worked for a north Northumberland company for over 20 years reached the final three of a national awards scheme.

David Crisp, who works at Farm to Freeze, Wooler, achieved the hnour in the prestigious FWD Gold Medal awards in the category for Delivered (Independent) Depot Manager 2011.

He fought off tough competition in the awards, which are seen as the best in the wholesale sector, with the ceremony taking place at Old Billingsgate in London last month.

David started work at Farm to Freeze when he was 15 years old as part of his school work experience and has since progressed through the company, now managing a 15,000 sq ft warehouse with a turnover in the region of £2.5million.

He has undertaken numerous roles in the company, including making sausages and cleaning up after the butchers, conducting van deliveries all over the North East, ordering all the frozen goods for sale in the butcher’s shop and then eventually managing and developing the cash-and-carry side of the business.

Martyn Redpath, Farm to Freeze owner, said: “David is a fantastic asset to the business and has helped it grow considerably over the last 20 years. His knowledge and expertise of the wholesale sector is second to none.

“We are extremely proud of David for reaching the final three and we think it is testament to the hard work he has put into the company throughout his life.”