Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Wednesday

By Michael Stones contact

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Be among the first to discover this year’s winners by booking your place at our Venice-themed awards celebration on the evening of Wednesday, November 2 at The Hilton Park Lane, London
Be among the first to discover this year’s winners by booking your place at our Venice-themed awards celebration on the evening of Wednesday, November 2 at The Hilton Park Lane, London

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The long wait to discover the winners of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) is nearly over, with the gala awards evening set for Wednesday November 2 at The Hilton Park Lane, London. 

Now in their 16th year, the FMEAs celebrate the best of the best in British food and drink manufacturing. This year, 60-plus manufacturing firms, organisations and individuals are vying for one of the glittering prizes.

Among this year’s contenders are: Weetabix, Premier Foods, Coca-Cola European Partners among many other manufacturing businesses. From the category entries will be selected the overall Food Manufacture Excellence Company of the year. Last year Moy Park triumphed​.

Awards celebration

But which business will win this year? Be among the first to learn the identity of the winner by reserving your place​ at the gala awards celebration on Wednesday evening.

The company awards will be made according to the results of an independent judging process chaired by Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink. Entries were judged across a range of criteria including: new product development, category management, quality assurance, and process innovation.

Young talent of the year

Individual categories in the 2016 FMEAs include the Food Manufacture Personality of the year, Young talent of the year award and the inaugural presentation of the Me & my factory – editor’s choice award. This new food and drink manufacturing Oscar will be awarded to the factory manager featured in our sister title Food Manufacture’s flagship feature series. 

So, good luck to all the finalists. The winners will receive their trophies at the Venice-themed awards celebration hosted by TV star Carol Smillie.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: the shortlist

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: the shortlist

Ambient manufacturing company of the year     

• Alara Wholefoods

• Jordans, Dorset & Ryvita Company (ABF)

• Kolak Snack Foods

• Nim's Fruit

• Tommy Tucker

• Weetabix

 Bakery manufacturing company of the year  ​       

• Addo Food Group

• Ginsters

• Premier Foods

• Premier Foods – Cadbury Amaze Bites

• Rise Bakery

• Winning Blend/The Welsh Pantry

 

Beverages manufacturing company of the year  

• Aston Manor Cider

• Coca-Cola European Partners

• Solution Sciences

• Wessanen UK

 

Chilled and fresh produce manufacturing company of the year​   

• Bradgate Bakery

• Davison Canners

• Mash Direct

• Quinfresh

• Samworth Brothers

• SK Foods

 

Dairy and frozen foods manufacturing company of the year ​        

• Freshasia Foods

• R&R Ice Cream

• Wyke Farms

 

Meat, poultry or seafood manufacturing company of the year   ​ 

• ABP UK

• Cargill

• Dunbia

• Moy Park

 

Environmental initiative of the year ​       

• ABP UK

• Ginsters

• Premier Foods

• Samworth Brothers

• Winning Blend/The Welsh Pantry

• Wyke Farms

 

Supply chain initiative of the year   ​         

• Aston Manor Cider

• Ginsters

• Moy Park

 

Training programme of the year

• Moy Park

• Rise Bakery

• Weetabix

 

Young talent of the year

• Raheem Gordon, Addo Food Group

• Wojciech Kalinowski, Bradgate Bakery

• Robert Powell, Dunbia

• Sarah Richards, Winning Blend/The Welsh Pantry

• Josh Sloan, Coca-Cola European Partners

• Molly Smith, Weetabix

 

Judges’ star performer​ 

• ABP UK

• Davison Canners

• Premier Foods

• Rise Bakery

• SK Foods

 

SME(small and medium-sized enterprise) Innovation of the year

• Alara Wholefoods

• Davison Canners

• Nim’s Fruit

• Rise Bakery

 

Me and my factory – editor’s choice award   ​       

• Bells Food Group: Ronnie Miles

• Coca-Cola European Partners (Wakefield): Trevor Newman

• Délifrance: Frank Bird

• Glanbia Performance Nutrition: Alex Baker

• Kellogg (Manchester): Tony O’Brien

• Signature Flatbreads: William and Charles Eid

Personality of the year

  • Tom Carroll, supply chain director, Graze
  • Colin Dennis, immediate past president, Institute of Food Technologists
  • Janette Graham, group technical learning and development manager, 2 Sisters Food Group
  • Andy Morling, head of food crime at the Food Standards Agency’s National Food Crime Unit
  • David Potts, chief executive, Morrisons
  • Ian Wright, director general, Food and Drink Federation

Book your place​ at this year’s Venice-themed celebration this Wednesday evening at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

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