Food Manufacture celebrates the fifth year of recognising the best firms in food and drink by announcing more categories in its Excellence Awards.
It is now formally inviting entries to the awards scheme, which last year produced an overall winner in Cornish pasty maker Ginsters. The operations director Ray Hanly said: "Winning the 2004 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards was a fantastic morale boost to our team in getting external recognition for their focus and achievements."
This year, it could be you!
Food Manufacture has teamed up with the food and drink sector skills council Improve to introduce the Productivity Through Skills and the Apprenticeships awards, while Jobcentre Plus is sponsoring a Diversity in Recruitment award, which recognises the company that does the most to prepare the unemployed for jobs and to recruit from minority groups.
The other categories are: ambient and general groceries; bakery; beverages; chilled ready meals and prepared foods; dairy; frozen foods; meat and poultry; and seafood. The judges will examine company performance over the past 18 months on a range of criteria.
Company of the Year will be chosen from the category winners. A Judges' Special Award will also be made.