Local firm wins national award

Heating Oil & Red Diesel provider Craggs Energy has won a British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Award (BESMA) for ‘Sales Team of the Year with under 50 Employees’.

BESMA, which is run by the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM), recognises and rewards the best sales and marketing professionals in the UK, showcasing their achievements and products, helping promote the art of selling across the country.

Craggs Energy was originally shortlisted for the awards in the second half of 2015 when they were asked to attend a judging day to discuss how the business works and how it has grown over the last four years.

The fuel distributor was told that they had been shortlisted and were invited to the award ceremony which took place on 9 March in London. After fighting off fierce competition from the other nominees which included teams from E.ON, Virgin Media and British Gas, Craggs Energy were delighted to take home the trophy for their category.

This profile raising award comes just months after the 5 year old company were named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 “Ones to Watch” category. Sales manager, Byron Smith, said: "We have a fantastic team here at Craggs Energy and I’m so very proud that all the work that we have done has been recognised by receiving such a prestigious award!”