Food Manufacture journalist wins top award

By Michael Stones

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Nicholas Robinson (right) received his award from WRBM chief financial officer Richard Oscroft
Nicholas Robinson (right) received his award from WRBM chief financial officer Richard Oscroft

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Food Manufacture Group journalist Nicholas Robinson has won a top journalism award from our publisher William Reed Business Media (WRBM).

Food Manufacture​ deputy editor Robinson won the coveted Features journalist of the year in WRBM’s internal awards last Friday (June 19).

The winning features covered profiles of the bosses of gluten-free specialist Genius and the National Farmers Union. His third winning article was an interview with chief executive of Adnams brewery. Read more about the winning articles below.

‘Maintain the reader’s attention’

WRBM judges Mark Wingett, editor of M&C Report ​and Stefan Chomka, editor of Restaurant​ and former assistant editor of Food Manufacture,​ praised Robinson’s versatility. “Our winner demonstrated a great ability to maintain the reader’s attention across a number of differing subjects,” ​said the judges.

“Drawing out new detail, interspersed with key facts and providing a sense that every angle had been covered. He also demonstrated a fine quality in being able to tell the story of his feature even under space constraints. His features were engaging, educational and diverse.”

‘Engaging, educational and diverse’

Robinson – who writes for and our sister monthly magazine Food Manufacture ​– said: “I am pleased, proud and grateful to have won the award, which is judged by the editors of some of the biggest food and drink industry magazines in the world.”

Runner up was Joe Lutrario of Restaurant​.

WRBM has provided market leading business information for more than 150 years. Target markets include: food and drink – specialising in manufacturing, retail, wholesale and hospitality and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, the publisher has offices in Montpellier, France and New York. Flagship titles include: Food Manufacture​, Publican’s Morning Advertiser​, TheGrocer​ and specialist digital titles and

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