Hundreds of guests gathered for the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards − the Oscars of the UK food and drink manufacturing sector
− earlier this month in London.
The companies were competing for eight manufacturing awards. Here are the categories, winners, shortlisted firms and sponsors.
•Ambient Company of the Year Winner: Burts Chips
Shortlisted: Greencore Grocery; Mars Food; and Moguntia Food Ingredients
Sponsor: Fowler Welch.
•Bakery Company of the Year Winner: Allied Bakeries
Shortlisted: Butt Foods and Walker & Son
Sponsor: Lauras International.
•Cakes and Biscuits Company of the Year Winner: Border Biscuits
Shortlisted: Rich Products and American Muffin
•Beverage Company of the Year Winner: Britvic Soft Drinks
Shortlisted: Solution Sciences.
•Chilled and Fresh Company of the Year Winner: Greencore Northampton
Shortlisted: Hazeldene, Mash Direct and Raynor Foods
•Ice Cream Company of the Year Winner: R&R Ice Cream
Shortlisted: Fredericks Dairies.
•Frozen Foods Company of the Year Winner: Iglo Foods Group
Shortlisted: Green Gourmet and Lewis Meat and Pasty Co
Sponsor: Oghma Partners.
•Protein Company of the Year Winner: Young’s Seafood
Shortlisted: Adams Foods, Dawn Meats Group, Lossie Seafoods and Taste Tradition.