Food Manufacture Personality of the Year

By Rick Pendrous

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Personality of the Year, Perween Warsi
Personality of the Year, Perween Warsi
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This award goes to the person who has made the biggest contribution to the sector over the year by transforming his or her business or by raising the profile of the sector. The winner was selected in a poll of shortlisted candidates on


 Judy Buttriss, director general,British Nutrition Foundation

 Michael Clarke,

chief executive, Premier Foods

 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,

TV personality and chef

 James Lambert,

chief executive R&R Ice Cream

 Levi Roots,

food entrepreneur

 Perween Warsi,

founder and chief executive, S&A Foods

Winner: Perween Warsi, founder and chief executive, S&A Foods

Perween Warsi is a worthy recipient of Food Manufacture's Personality of the Year Award. Not only is she an astute businesswoman in her own right, she is also a doughty champion of women in business. Warsi is no stranger to awards. She received an MBE in 1997, followed by a CBE in 2002 for her business and public activities, both nationally and within her local community.

So it is most fitting that she should now receive recognition from her peers in the food and drink sector.

Click here for an exclusive video of Warsi sharing her three top tips​ for budding food entrepreneurs.

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