Food Manufacturing Awards: one week to go

By Mike Stones

- Last updated on GMT

TV presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty won the coveted Food Personality of the Year award last year
TV presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty won the coveted Food Personality of the Year award last year

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There is just one week to go before the stellar evening when food and drink manufacturers celebrate the best of the best at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

This year’s celebration, at London’s Riverbank Park Plaza on Tuesday November 8, will be biggest in the 11-year history of the awards. About 450 guests will come together to mark the achievement of firms and individuals who have set industry-beating standards.

Entries were judged on a variety of criteria covering category management, new product development, process innovation, supply chain improvements, quality assurance, health, safety and environmental management and human resources development.

If you cannot attend the awards in person next Tuesday, watch out for our full multi-media coverage of the big night.

Meanwhile, good luck to all the short-listed candidates listed below.

Ambient Manufacturer of the Year:

AB World Foods

Premier Foods



Bakery Manufacturer of the Year:

Genesis Crafty

Puratos UK

United Biscuits

Walkers Charnwood Bakery

Beverage Manufacturer of the Year:


Kraft Foods

Chilled Foods Manufacturer of the Year:

Dairy Crest

Hitchen Foods

Mash Direct

Dairy Manufacturer of the Year:

Arla Foods UK

Dairy Crest


Fresh Produce Manufacturer of the Year:

IPL Normanton

Willowbrook Foods

Frozen Foods Manufacturer of the Year:


Ardo UK

Aunt Bessie's

R&R Ice Cream

Meat & Poultry Manufacturer of the Year:

Becketts Foods


Taste Tradition


Seafood Manufacturer of the Year:

Keltic Seafare (Scotland)

Lossie Seafoods

Young's Seafood

Small Company of the Year:

American Muffin Co


Lossie Seafoods

Moguntia Food Ingredients UK

Training Programme of the Year:

Greencore Grocery

Nom Dairy UK



2011 Food Personality of the Year Candidates

Christine Bense, plant director, Kraft Foods, Banbury

Ranjit Boparan, chief executive, Boparan Holdings

Geoff Eaton, managing director, Uniq

Joe Franses, head of corporate responsibility and sustainability, Coca-Cola Enterprises

John Tague, managing director, Seabrook Crisps

Brian Young, director general, British Frozen Food Federation

For more information on the categories, details of last year's winners click here​.

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