Worshipful Company of Fruiterers presents Lewis Award to Laurence Olins

Laurence Olins has been awarded the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers' triennial Lewis Award for his "distinguished services to the marketing of fresh fruit".

Bodger (l) presents award to Olins. Image: WCF
Bodger (l) presents award to Olins. Image: WCF

Olins is executive chairman of the Poupart group of companies, which includes soft fruit marketing company Berryworld, and is also chairman of British Summer Fruits, which promotes British-grown soft and stone fruits.

He was presented with the award at the company's annual banquet at Plaisterers' Hall in London on 15 February.

Stephen Bodger, the company's new master, said: "In addition to his crucial role managing successful businesses specialising in fruit sourced from the UK and around the world, he has during his 40-year career made an enormous contribution to the wider industry, as demonstrated by his work for British Summer Fruit and Seasonal Berries as well as all his inputs as a liveryman and past master of fruiterers.

"He is set apart from his peers by his extraordinary track record in managing a family business within a range of commercial environments and his willingness to share his expertise and leadership with other industry organisations and suppliers."

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