The winner and runners up were announced at a gala evening hosted annually at Corus Quay and attended by corporate sponsors and contest finalists. Bunzl is one of the founding sponsors of the Competition and is delighted to see their representative candidate, Herbert Bempah, selected as the winner and awarded the $7500 grand prize.

The Great Canadian Sales Competition is Canada’s biggest student competition. It introduces and educates university and college students each year on sales as a potential career path, helping them to develop real world business and sales skills. This year’s competition included more than 3500 entrants from across the country.

“The Great Canadian Sales Competition is a great opportunity for us to connect with the next generation of sales talent” said Bunzl Canada’s President, John Howlett. “Young people are the future of companies like ours, so it’s vital for us to reach out to them, develop a social presence, and communicate to them about the tremendous career opportunities that a role in sales can provide.”

Carey Berdock, Director, Food Processing at Bunzl, was the sales coach for the winning candidate. “I really enjoyed the experience” he said. “Herbert’s passion, enthusiasm and dedication clearly shone through during the competition and I know he will have a prosperous future ahead of him.”

Corporate social responsibility is an important element of Bunzl Canada’s corporate culture. The company supports a variety of local events and charitable causes in communities across the country.

About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. ( provides the cleaning and hygiene products and equipment, food and retail packaging, safety products and industrial supplies which keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running optimally, every day. The company brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise. Bunzl Canada Inc. is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC.

About Bunzl Distribution

Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC (, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centre throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bunzl supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.

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