According to last year’s winner of both the Company of the Year and Frozen Manufacturing Company of the Year – Iglo Foods Group – winning the award boosted staff morale and impressed major customers, such as Tesco.
“We made a point of highlighting the win to our external retailers such as Tesco,” md of Birds Eye UK and Ireland Andy Weston-Webb told FoodManufacture.co.uk last month. “We have a fabulous brand and an outstanding commitment to customer service and winning these awards were endorsements of that achievement.
“These awards really counted for something. There was a tremendous sense of pride that effectively we had been endorsed as the best food manufacturer in the UK – and that really counted for something.”
Here, we profile other businesses that have shared the honour of being crowned the Company of the Year.
To find out which food and drink businesses have picked up the award, what they did to impress the judges and what impact it had on their businesses, view our interactive timeline below. Click on the company names to get the low-down on why they were awarded the Company of the Year accolade.
Meanwhile you can still be in with a chance of winning the Company of the Year award at this year’s FMEAs.
The winner will be announced at a glittering awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on November 21.