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Awards & Accreditations

Expect an Award-Winning Service


We are proud to have won a number of accolades over the years – for our work in the delivered wholesale industry, our high levels of employee engagement and our corporate social responsibility. Just some of our most recent award recognitions are below:

The Sunday Times Best Companies

We are extremely proud to have been awarded Number 87 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list 2020.

Country Range Group

We were awarded, Best Brand Performance of the year 2018, 2019, and 2021 for best supporting our branded suppliers.

Circle2Success (C2S)

Excellence in Business Award for CSER 2019

Excellence in Business Award for Employee Engagement 2018

Phil Creed (Sustainability Director) and Tony Youd collecting the award for our CSER achievements.

Federation of Wholesalers & Distributors

Winner Gold Medal 'Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year' 2021
Winner Gold Medal ‘Depot Star’ 2019
Finalist Gold Medal ‘Star Driver’ 2019

Finalist ‘Customer Support’ 2017
Finalist ‘Depot Team Member’ 2017

Philip de Ternant (Managing DIrector) collecting the FWD Award for 'Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year' 2021.

Best Companies ‘2 Star’ in 2020

We are beyond excited and proud to have been recognised as one of the top places to work in the UK by The Sunday Times Best Companies. The b-Heard survey, managed by Best Companies, invites employees to score 70 statements about their wellbeing, pay and benefits, personal growth, their team, the leadership and much more. We achieved an amazing score of 700 points in 2020 which achieved a 2-star accreditation and a place on the Top 100 list.

View our profile on the Best Companies website

Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) Gold Medal Wins

As the official trade association for food and drink wholesalers in the UK, FWD host annual awards to recognise and celebrate the industry’s success. At Creed, we pride ourselves on our service level being among the very best in the industry which is why we have had multiple members of the Creed team being recognised as finalists and winners in award categories.


Living Wage Accredited Employer

We are committed to making sure that our people are fairly rewarded for the work they do. To further support, this we have voluntarily chosen to become an accredited Living Wage Employer with The Living Wage Foundation. This puts Creed in a small group of companies who have made this commitment.

This means that every member of our team earns not just a minimum wage but also a “living wage” as a minimum. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK and is always set considerably above the government Living Wage.

Martin Holmes, People Director, says: “The accreditation demonstrates our determination to improve people engagement and recruit and retain high-quality staff. This is part of our overall business objective to listen and respond to our employees’ needs.”

Responsible Souring Accreditations

Our range of food accreditations means that caterers can be confident about our commitment to ethical sourcing, food safety and traceability.

BRCGS Accreditation

The BRCGS accreditation gives our customers piece of mind that we protect the integrity of products and ensure best practice throughout the handling, storage and distribution process.

Awarded AA Certification in March 2021.

Food For Life accreditation

We are accredited as a ‘Food for Life Catering Supplier’ from the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark Scheme. This means that we are able to offer and supply caterers with products which are accredited as organic, free range, MSC, Farm Assured, Red Tractor, Fairtrade and so on.

  • Our butchery offering comes with the UK’s highest welfare accreditations such as RSPCA Assured, Red Tractor and the Quality Standards Mark.
  • RSPCA Assured is the RSPCA’s farm assurance and food labelling scheme in the UK. It looks at the welfare of animals farmed for food. Farms, hauliers and abattoirs are all assessed to the strict welfare standards.
  • Red Tractor is the UK’s largest food standards scheme championing British food, farming and consumer safety.
  • Quality Standards for beef and lamb is the only scheme in the UK to focus on eating quality – ensuring succulent and tender.
  • The Marine Stewardship Council’s MSC accreditation is a globally recognized scheme that aims to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies. The blue label applied to wild fish or seafood from fisheries that have been certified to the MSC Fisheries Standards.