The Distributors 2024 Conference Gala Dinner and Awards

The Distributors 2024 Conference ended on a high with a spectacular Gala Dinner at the Hyatt Regency and the presentation of this year’s awards.

In addition to The Distributors Excellence Award Winners 2024, there were also a number of awards for long-serving members of The Distributors recognising the hard work they have invested over their time with the group.

Service Awards

  • 25 Years – Coffs Cordial and Confectionery
  • 15 Years – Harcher – Distributors Perth
  • 15 Years – Beach and Bush Distributors
  • 10 Years – JB Metropolitan Adelaide
  • 5 Years – JB Metropolitan Darwin

During the night there was also a new induction into The Distributors Hall of Fame, with Wayne Henderson from Universal Candy, being only the second inductee into the prestigious category.

“Thank you to the group, board, members, staff. It is so much appreciated. I hit 43 years in April, so it’s just unbelievable. I can never leave this industry. My customers have basically become family. We go back a long way; I dealt with fathers, and now I’m dealing with their sons. I’m so honoured, thank you so much,” said Henderson in his acceptance speech.

Over the course of the night, Andrew Johnson and the board handed out this year’s The Distributors Excellence Award Winners for 2024. The full list of winners is below.

The Distributors Excellence Award Winners 2024

  • Best Supplier DIFOT Award – Red Bull 98.6 per cent
  • Supplier of the Year $1m-$5m – LeVel Beverages
  • Supplier of the Year $6m-$20m – Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
  • Best Product Launch Beverage – V Refresh Green Apple
  • Best Product Launch Snack – Twisties Cinnamon Doughnuts
  • Best Product Launch Confectionery – KitKat Milky Bar
  • Best Product Launch Novelty – Chupa Chups – Sour Bites
  • Supplier of the Year over $20m – Snackbrands Australia
  • Supplier of the Year Over $50m – PepsiCo
  • Member of the Year under $20m – Central Coast Confectionery
  • Member of the Year over $20m – The Distributors Brisbane
  • Sales Representative of the Year – Renee Creasey

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