Britain’s Next #TopSupplier: The shortlist

I’m blogging with some very exciting news this morning from Ocado HQ.

We’ve received 400 applications for Britain’s Next #TopSupplier and last Thursday we invited the cream of the crop to meet our Senior Buying Team here in Hatfield. We hosted almost fifty small businesses, giving each one the opportunity to pitch their product to our experts and be in with the chance to win a 6 month exclusive listing at Ocado and a £10,000 marketing support package.

Britain's Next Top Supplier - shot from the day

Two of the entries at the office

After some intense debate and a run through a rigorous scoring system, our Senior Buying Team have whittled down the list to just five small businesses, who will now get the chance to pitch their product to retail legend Sir Stuart Rose, Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kerridge, Director of Marketing and Grocery Retail Lawrence Hene, and Rose Price, our Head of Buying.

So, who are the final five? What makes them so special? Here’s a little run down on our line up. Continue reading