Lincolnshire based L J Fairburn & Son Limited Shortlisted for National Food and

Lincolnshire based L J Fairburn & Son Limited Shortlisted for National Food and

Grocery Industry Award


L J Fairburn & Son Limited highlighted for its significant transformation of the business over the last 12 months.


Local family company L J Fairburn & Son Limited is delighted to have been shortlisted for a national IGD Award, recognising how they have successfully transformed their business in the last year.

Over the past 12 months Fairburn’s has undertaken a substantial business transformation in order to secure a sustainable future. This has led to major expansion, 5 new retail accounts and the employment of over 160 people – as well as being shortlisted for the Business Transformation Award, sponsored by Boxwood.

IGD is a food and grocery research and training charity and its awards recognise successes in all areas. This includes manufacturing, logistics, retail, human resources, small businesses, and much more. See below for a full list of IGD Awards and sponsors.

The shortlist and winners are picked by some of the industry’s top personnel, including representatives from IGD, leading retailers, food manufacturers and experts in their respective fields.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 7th October, which will be hosted by television and radio presenter Gabby Logan.

Last year’s winners included Innis & Gunn Brewing, Burton’s Biscuits Company, ASDA and Tesco, amongst others.

Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “This year’s Awards received the highest number of entries we’ve ever had. So making it through to the finalist stage is a great achievement, demonstrating real leadership, innovation and excellence.

“The Awards are a great opportunity to showcase the very best the food and consumer goods industry has to offer and the positive impact companies and individuals are delivering for consumers and employees. The finalists and winners are judged by leading experts across the food and consumer goods supply chain.

“I look forward to announcing the winners at our Awards ceremony on 7 October.”

Daniel Fairburn, Managing Director said: “I am incredibly honoured that our family has been shortlisted for the national IGD Award for Business Transformation. As a family we have managed to transform our business over the past year. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved. It does make me feel personally thrilled that my Father and Grandfather are still alive to see how we have helped pushed their business to the next level.  All their hard work, efforts and inward investment have made this possible and that is why we are so delighted with the recognition that we have received at such a high level.”