Adcock Refrigeration picks up East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year title

From left, Jolyon Berry of Birketts, Phillip Prior and Harriet Prior of Adcock Refrigeration and Air

From left, Jolyon Berry of Birketts, Phillip Prior and Harriet Prior of Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Paul Andrews of Family Business United at the presentation of the East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year award for 2016. - Credit: Archant

Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has been named winner of the East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year Award for 2016.

Adcock, formed by John Adcock in 1964, has 15 branches across East Anglia, the Midlands and the South East, at locations including Cambridge, where it is now based, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Norwich, Ipswich and Chelmsford.

Paul Andrews, managing director of Family Business United, which organises the contest, said: “Adcock was founded by the father-in-law of the current chairman and the pioneering values that led to the creation of the business have been continued through the current generation, where they are innovative and forward thinking, with customer service essential to the way they operate.”

Jolyon Berry of regional law firm Birketts, which sponsored the award, added: “Adcock Refrigeration were worthy winners from a strong field.”

Phillip Prior, chairman of Adcock, said: “We are both delighted and proud to have won this prestigious award.”

Runner-up for the award was Perrywood Garden Centre and Nurseries, based at Tiptree.