Wholesaler Blueheath has been recognised for its innovation in applying information technology to the independent grocery sector.

The company was recently named National E-Champion at the annual DTI/InterForum E-Commerce Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Blueheath also triumphed in the London Regional and National best integrated business categories and saw off competition from 71 small and medium-sized organisations across the country in lifting the overall title.

Blueheath chief executive officer Douglas Gurr said: “We are delighted to have won this award on behalf of our customers who made it all possible and our staff who made it happen.”