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Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards: vintage year

By Michael Stones

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This year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) attracted a record number of entries and the calibre of those entries wowed the judging panel.

In this interview Wayne Morley, FMEA judge and group head of technical innovation at 2 Sisters Food Group, explained what made this year’s entries a vintage crop. Key trends were a deep focus on product quality, people development and category management, said Morley.

But would he reveal the identity of the firm which won the coveted Food Manufacturing Excellence of the Year award? Watch this video to find out. The full awards shortlist will be published next week.

Chairman of the FMEA judging panel​ is Paul Wilkinson.

Be among the first to learn who has won

Be among the first to learn who has won what award, by booking your place​ at our glittering gala awards dinner at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel in central London on Thursday November 20.

Meanwhile, there is still time to vote for your food manufacturing Personality of the Year. Seven leading industry figures are contending for the title this year. Read the list of candidates below and decide who you think has done most over the past year, either to raise the profile of the food and drink industry or build the success of their own company?

The candidates are:

  • Charlie Bigham, founder, Charlie Bigham's posh ready meals business
  • Patrick Coveney, chief executive chilled food manufacturer Greencore
  • Gavin Darby, chief executive, Premier Foods
  • Chris Elliott, professor of food safety, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University, Belfast
  • Helen and Lisa Tse, founders, Sweet Mandarin
  • Andy Wood, chief Executive, Adnams brewery

Vote for your favourite candidate here​. The winner will be announced at our glittering awards dinner on the evening of Thursday November 20. 

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