Major award win for Alford family business

The IGD Award for Business Transformation presented to LJ Fairburn & Son by Matt Clark. IGD Industry Awards 2014. 07 Oct 2014'Photo: Tom Parkes'' �Tom Parkes'. EMN-141022-114034001
The IGD Award for Business Transformation presented to LJ Fairburn & Son by Matt Clark. IGD Industry Awards 2014. 07 Oct 2014'Photo: Tom Parkes'' �Tom Parkes'. EMN-141022-114034001
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An Alford-based family business has beaten major corporates to the top spot as they were crowned the winner of the IGD Business Transformation Award 2014.

LJ Fairburn and Son Ltd were competing against national food business brands which included ASDA, Quorn Foods and Wanis, but the family team claimed gold for their phenomenal business growth and restructure.

The Business Transformation Award recognises an organisation that has significantly transformed its business, causing a fundamental shift in performance.

The family business has been producing eggs locally for more than 60 years and is going from strength to strength.

Daniel Fairburn, managing director of LJ Fairburn and Son Ltd was honoured with the award win.

“Wow, what can I say. We are all absolutely overwhelmed and feel so honoured to have been given this opportunity.

“To compete against some of the biggest global brands is remarkable for our family business - and to leave as winners of business transformation, is one of our biggest achievements to date.”

Matt Clark, director of Boxwood, who sponsored the Business Transformation Award, added: “LJ Fairburn and Son Ltd impressed the judges with its courage, absolute customer focus and determination to stick to its values.

“Facing some tough times, the family took some brave decisions which has resulted in some significant revenue growth and has given them the chance to build an industry-leading customer offer.”

IGD is a food and grocery research and training charity and its awards recognise excellence across all parts of the supply chain.