Hoover Candy has been named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year running by Sirius Buying Group at its 2013 awards. The Sirius awards dinner which was held at the Marriott Forest of Arden hotel in Warwickshire at the end of September, marked the end of its annual trade show. Gordon Jones, Chairman of Sirius Buying Group presented the awards in front of an audience of 250 containing a mix of members, manufacturers and suppliers.
Hoover Candy’s sales director Sharon Hamer said of the accolade: “We have had an excellent year with Sirius and are thrilled to have been given the title of Manufacturer of the Year 2013. The judges told us that we were chosen for the whole-hearted commitment and support that we offer to retailers. “We were up against some tough competition in this category as all of the manufacturers that supply Sirius were in contention for the award. The fact that we have been named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year running, based on feedback from Sirius members is a real credit to our company and particularly our team of hard-working regional sales managers.” Steve Jones, commercial manager of Sirius Buying Group added his felicitations: “Congratulations to Hoover Candy on being awarded our Manufacturer of the year 2013. The supplier performance analysis as returned by our members focuses on all aspects of the business and shows the development of the relationship between Sirius and Hoover. As a result, the growth the company has experienced speaks for itself.” Sharon concludes: