By Agatha Emeadi
Nigerian Breweries PLCa��s major distributors of various brands and key transporters were appreciated and rewarded at the EKO Hotel and suites recently in an award ceremony by the Organization.
In his welcome address, the Managing Director of the foremost brewery, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel lauded the partners for long years of support and affirmed that the company looks forward to a more rewarding relationship with them in the years ahead.
Borrut Bel who introduced himself as a salesman over the years, said a big thank you to all distributors and transporters. He noted that there are definitely various challenges and competitions both internal and external in their day-to-day running of the business, but they promised that they would surely conquer if they all work together because they have a strong reason which is their a�?Branda��.
Uche Unigwe, the Sales Director explained that the theme of this yeara��s award: a�?winning more togethera�?, was conceived to recognize and reward the excellent performance of the companya��s distributors.
In the exciting contest, the last year winner, Ken Maduakor Group Limited from Nnewi in Onitsha marketing zone beat two others to clinch the National Champions Award and the companya��s best distributor for 2017.
Ancapas Global Investment Limited from Kaduna won the National Key Transporter Award and got a plaque, an award trophy and a Mitsubuishi L200 double cabin 4×4 DC Van.
ENSIK Global from Kaduna region won the CFAO Non- Alcoholic brands while Priwan Ventures Limited won the raffle draw for the night and got a Mitsubuish L200 van.
Dame Joy Igwe, Managing Director of Ifeoma Chukwuka Nigeria Enterprises from Port Harcourt region secured most of the awards for the night. She went home with the highest number of awards and plaques for her excellent trade on selling the highest number of Nigerian Breweries products. Single brand awards she coveted include a�?star,a�� a�?Heinekena��, a�?Star Ragler, a�?Strong bowa��, a�?33Exporta��, a�?Legenda�� and Maltina etc.
Award for Life went to Ken Maduakor Group Limited, from Onitsha. J. Ogunbola from Ibadan won the a�?Goldberga�� award for excellence, while a�?Guldera�� award went to Ken Maduakor again.
Speaking with Dame Igwe who said her secret was dedication, commitment and focus also advised the Organisation to improve on reaching the grass root.