Food manufacturing excellence awards

Mash Direct wins Most innovative small food manufacturer title

By Michael Stones

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Mash Direct has won the coveted title Most innovative small food or drink manufacturer of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

In this video, filmed after the awards ceremony at the London Park Lane Hilton last week, Jack Hamilton, the firm’s sales and digital marketing manager, explained the significance of winning the award to the close-knit Northern Ireland team and the key importance of product innovation.

Hamilton received the award from Mary Hunter, md of category sponsor Columbus. They were joined on stage by awards presenter and TV Countryfile​ star Julia Bradbury.

Product innovation

The award judges – led by judging panel chairman Paul Wilkinson – praised Mash Direct’s steady growth and product innovation.

The judges said: “Not only has Mash Direct invested to enable it to meet current demand for its products, it has also launched a number of new products designed to grow its business further afield. Mash Direct’s holistic approach to expansion and the its comprehensive entry made it stand out from other companies this year.”

David Berryman and Windyridge Cheese Co

Also shortlisted in this category were: David Berryman and Windyridge Cheese Co.

The winner of the overall title Food manufacturing company of the year​ was Premier Foods.

Don’t miss the full list of winners and shortlisted candidates​.

Could your food or drink manufacturing business win an award next year? Register your interest for the FMEAs 2014 here​.

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