National Family Business Awards - Finalist

8th May 2017 Posted in Company News

Troy Foods, a fourth generation family business based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, has been chosen to represent the North East at The National Family Business Awards at Wembley. Regional Winners and National Champions will be crowned at the Grand Awards Ceremony on 15th July. David Kempley, CEO is proud of the achievement of his family business and is excited to be part of this prestigious awards event.

We were pleased to report some good news to our Trojan Warriors in the form of being shortlisted for this award. The hard work each and every one of you put into this business does not go unnoticed by ourselves and are proud to have people we call family as part of our business. My son, James and I and the remainder of the Kempley family are incredibly proud of those people in our business who stand to work together, make Troy stronger and ensure we listen and respect one another.

Now in their 8th year, the awards were founded to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Britain and Ireland’s family-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs who lead them. From husband and wife farm shops to fifth generation tailors and everything in between; the UK and Ireland are home to over 3 million family firms.

Amalia Brightley-Gillott, Awards Director says –

“Every year we are blown away by the variety and calibre of family businesses who enter the awards. Few people realise that every time they visit their local hairdresser, stay in a boutique hotel, by a bottle of wine, have a necklace made or buy cheese in the supermarket that they are in fact supporting passionate, dedicated families who have set up in business together. They might be hundreds of years old or new kids on the block. These awards are our chance to say ‘thank you’ and give recognition for their contribution.”
James Kempley, Commercial Director & Son of CEO, David Kempley, advises:

“We are over the moon to be shortlisted as Finalists and we are incredibly proud to represent the North East at the National Awards. Since I joined the business with my father I have been working hard to grow it and provide even more jobs for local people. We’re really proud of our growing reputation and are excited to be part of The National Family Business Awards along with our fellow family businesses from the rest of the country. My Father and I are both so proud of everything we achieve together, both the negative and the positive, for the negative strives to make us stronger. We hope this recognition of our business displays the strides we take in investing in our people who make it the strong unit it is.
About Troy Foods

Troy Foods are a fourth generation business based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and are the UK’s leading producers of freshly prepared vegetables, prepared salads, dips, mayonnaise, ready to cook vegetables and pasta salads. Founded in 1928 by John F Kempley Senior in his potato merchants business, David Kempley, CEO and Founder of Troy Foods took the business to its next level by investing in new equipment, premises and taking his entrepreneurial spirit to everyone in the business by enabling and empowering his Heads of Departments and Directors to make commercial decisions in an agile way. The business now employs over 350 people and boasts three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the heart of the city.

For more information about Troy Foods, please contact Gemma Polanski, Head of HR & Training on or 0113 3838400. For Recruitment enquiries and how to join our business, contact Agnieszka our Recruitment & Onboarding Officer on

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For more information about The National Family Business Awards please contact – or 01732 220120

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