Top distributor

Essex-based Ernest Doe and Sons Ltd took the top award at this year’s Dickies Distributor of the Year Event.

The firm scooped the award after increasing sales and for enthusiastic marketing campaigns for Dickies, a workwear and footwear supplier.

Leading Dickies distributors, as well as the UK Worker of the Year finalists, came together for a gala awards dinner at Marlow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event included TV presenter Quentin Wilson.

Ernest Does, family run company, based at Ulting, near Maldon, has 18 locations across the south east and sells everything from work clothing to construction equipment.