BRS awarded Whistl's "Supplier of the Year 2017"
By Mark Salisbury
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 09:24
BRS has been announced as overall ‘Supplier of the Year 2017’ at the annual Whistl Supplier Relationship Management event recently.
Evaluating key suppliers against rigorous criteria, the prestigious award acknowledges BRS’ consistently high quality service and performance. Excellent Account management and delivery of cost-effective, innovative solutions have contributed to reduced acquisition and running costs of Whistl’s transport operations over the last 12 months.
Nominated in a number of categories, BRS was also awarded ‘Most Improved Supplier’ at the same event.
On awarding BRS overall Supplier of the Year, Gareth Hughes Procurement & Property Director at Whistl, said: “We highly value the long-term relationships with our key suppliers, who play a vital role in supporting our business to operate cost effectively and ensure we deliver for our customers. BRS has consistently performed to – and above – SLA Metrics, doing what they say when they say, with the availability and dependability we need. They ensure we are compliant to the appropriate standards and offer us innovative ideas as routine, making them deserving winners in a very high quality field of key suppliers.”
Graham Scholes, Managing Director, BRS said: “We are delighted to receive this award which recognises the commitment and customer-centric approach of everyone in our team. Over the last 18 months we have worked hard to deliver customer excellence for Whistl and look forward to building on this success into 2018 and beyond.”
Following the successful introduction of 100 new Renault Trucks Range T tractor units in 2016 on a three-year deal with BRS, Whistl signed a further leasing and maintenance contract with BRS for 48 Range D rigids up to 26-tonnes in 2017.
“The replacement project was delivered to time and during the process there were no double hire costs; an excellent example of good change management and working well together. Despite having trial units from all the major manufacturers, and competitive proposals, the Renault trucks were well received by drivers and performed best on tests,” concluded Gareth Hughes.