Food Manufacture Awards: could you win one?

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Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?
Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?
The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are open for entries: could your food or drink manufacturing business win an Oscar?

Celebrating the best of the best in British food and drink manufacturing, the FMEAs recognise achievement in key industry sectors. This year’s categories include: ambient manufacturing, bakery and beverages, to fresh, chilled and frozen categories among others.

The winner of each category award will be eligible to win the big one: the Food Manufacture Company of the Year. Dawn Meats scooped last year’s overall top title​. Watch the video highlights of last year's James Bond-themed, stellar awards ceremony below.

Environmental Initiative of the Year

After entering the main category awards, firms will be eligible to enter four other awards: Best New Use of Food Ingredients; Environmental Initiative of the Year; Supply Chain Initiative of the Year; and Training Programme of the Year.

The FMEAs also aim to help develop the next generation of food and drink manufacturing industry professionals with the Young Talent of the Year award. This award will be made to the individual the judges assess to be the most promising new apprentice or graduate in food and drink manufacture.

Judges’ Star Performer 

Two other awards will  be made for Judges’ Star Performer – presented to a company selected from all entries, which the judges believe deserves recognition for one particular area of its activities – and the SME (small to medium ­sized enterprise) Innovation of the Year award, for the best small company with a turnover of less than £10M and employing fewer than 100 staff.

Why winning matters

  • Raising the firm’s profile
  • Links brands with excellence
  • Impresses customers and suppliers
  • Boosts team morale
  • Offers a team bonding and networking opportunity at the awards ceremony

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner celebration at the Lancaster Hotel in West London on November 3. This year’s event will have a carnival theme.

Previous winners report how winning a food and drink manufacturing Oscar: raised the firm’s profile, associates its brands with excellence, impresses customers and suppliers, boosts team morale and offers a team bonding and networking opportunity at the awards ceremony. Read the judges' advice on preparing a winning entry here​.

More information about the food and drink manufacturing Oscars is available here​. Alternatively, call Jane Rollinson on 01293 610439 or email: Jane.Rollinson@wrbm.com.

Meanwhile, don't miss the video highlights of last year's 007-themed awards ceremony below.

Category awards

  • Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Beverages Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Chilled Food Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Dairy Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Fresh Produce Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Frozen Food Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Meat and Poultry Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year

Industry Initiative Awards

  • Best New Use of Food Ingredients
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year
  • Supply Chain Initiative of the Year
  • Training Programme of the Year
  • Young Talent of the Year

 

Special award

  • Judges’ Star Performer

Submit your free entry before the July 17 deadline here​. Good luck with your entry.

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