Palmer and Harvey (P&H) has been named Supplier of the Year by one of the largest independent forecourt groups, Park Garage Group.

P&H, which supplies the group with FMCG products, was up against other branded blue-chip manufacturers as well as Esso, BP and Total at the group’s annual awards, which recognises individuals and companies that have contributed to the retailer’s success over the past year.

The accolade was awarded at a dinner at Croydon’s Hilton Hotel, attended by 300 industry guests and Park Garage Group employees.

The award acknowledges the growth in the four-year relationship between P&H and the Park Garage Group during the past year from a presence in 15 service stations to full supply of Park Garage Group’s 92 outlets. The business now generates a turnover in excess of £21.5m for P&H.

Sunil Tandon, director of Park Garage Group, said: “P&H has really helped drive our business forward over the past year, particularly helping us to develop our brand and our POS presence. We have built a great relationship and we wanted to recognise that with this award.”

Paul Hagon, managing director of sales at P&H, said: ”We pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service and working in true partnership with our customers. We are very proud to be named Park Garage Group’s Supplier of the Year and look forward to building our relationship.”

The award was judged by Park Garage Group’s senior management team.