Wanted: food manufacturing Bounce Back champion

By Mike Stones

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Fly the flag and back the best of British food and drink manufacturing
Fly the flag and back the best of British food and drink manufacturing

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Calling all food and drink manufacturers: could you be the industry’s Great British Bounce Back champion?

The Great British Bounce Back is a new initiative that aims to showcase food and drink firms –- big, medium and small – that are leading the UK economy out of recession.

Staged by William Reed Business Media –- publisher of FoodManufacture.co.uk andFood Manufacturemagazine and organiser of Foode –- the Great British Bounceback will celebrate the success of food and drink firms that are bouncing back to deliver success out of adversity.

So, if your business has a positive story to tell about flying the flag for British exports, imaginatively investing in people through training and development or beating, not just meeting, environmental targets, we would like to hear from you.

To help your business win the recognition it deserves, simply make the case for your company as #GBBounceBack champ in no more than 50 words. Firms may wish to supply at supporting statement of no more than 300 words, which should be emailed to zvpunry.fgbarf@jeoz.pbz​ .

Foodex 2012

Shortlisted entries will be showcased at Foodex 2012, the UK show for food processing, packaging and logistics, which will run from March 25 - 27 at the NEC, Birmingham. Each Foodex visitor will be able to vote once for the entry he or she thinks demonstrates the greatest investment in the future of the food and drink industry.

Visitors can register to attend the show at www.foodex.co.uk/gbbounce and cast their votes at the Great British Bounce Back stand (D310) at any time during the show.

The overall winner will be featured online at FoodManufacture.co.uk and in print inFood Manufacture.

So, why not enter today? It could be the first step towards helping your food, drink or supply chain business claim the crown of Great British Bounce Back champion.

What government ministers say

Caroline Spelman,secretary of state for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

“The food and drink sector is an important player in the​ [economic] growth and recovery this country needs. The sector’s contribution would play an important part in an export-lead recovery.”

December 2011, Food and Drink Federation meeting, London.

Jim Paice, agriculture minister, DEFRA

“I firmly believe food manufacturing can play a key role in Britain’s economic recovery. That’s why I’m backing British products abroad while ensuring business gets the right support at home.”

February 2012, Gulfood trade fair, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Great British Champions

  • Robert 'Bob' Champion, former jump jockey, cancer survivor and charity worker
  • Mickey Adams, British chess champion 2011
  • Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 champion driver with the McAllen-Mercedes team
  • The Champions​, cult British TV series of the 1960s 

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