IGD Awards

We are delighted to announce that Boxwood have sponsored the Business Transformation category at the annual IGD Awards. L J Fairburn & Son were presented with the Business Transformation award at the ceremony held in London last night. This prestigious title is presented to the organisation that has significantly transformed their business to achieve top line growth, operational excellence or sustainable improvements in profit. Boxwood has had a long association with the awards, sponsoring them for the past six years.

This year the shortlisted companies came from a variety of sectors - ASDA for George Home; Quorn Foods for business turnaround and Wanis for export division and overhaul. Family run LJ Fairburn & Son really stood out however, with their restructure and growth submission. As one of the largest independent egg producers and packers in the UK, LJ Fairburn has transformed their business while retaining the family values that make the company so successful.

L J Fairburn & Son impressed the judges with its courage, absolute customer focus and determination to stick to its values. Facing a ‘do or die’ situation, the family took some brave decisions to invest in its business, develop a direct-to-retail capability from scratch and build an industry-leading customer offer. The result has been listings with many of the major supermarkets, one of which has awarded them supplier of the year. Significant revenue growth has followed. Not content with this, L J Fairburn & Son continues to lead its industry segment through innovation and a passion for customer service all underpinned by their grandfather’s values and his favourite saying – ‘always feed the chickens before you feed yourself’.

Well done to LJ Fairburn & Son!


8th Oct 2014, Park Plaza, London