Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: tonight’s Oscar night

By Michael Stones

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Tonight's the big night at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in London, hosted by TV star Carol Smillie
Tonight's the big night at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in London, hosted by TV star Carol Smillie

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Tonight is Oscar night at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at The Hilton Park Lane, London. 

The long wait to discover which companies and individuals will lift the coveted FMEA trophies is nearly over. 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 or more of the glittering prizes.

Hosting the glittering Venice-themed awards celebration will be TV star Carol Smillie. Joining Smillie on stage will be senior executives from winning food and manufacturers plus the winners of the individual awards: The Food Manufacture Personality of the year, the Young Talent of the year and, new this year, the Me and my Factory – editor’s choice award.

The big one

The evening will culminate with the big one – The Food Manufacture Company of the Year excellence award. Last year Moy Park triumphed​. But who will win this year? There’s just a little while left to wait.

Meanwhile, thanks to our FMEA independent judging panel, chaired by Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.

Thanks too to our sponsors that make the awards possible. The category sponsors were: Appetite Learning, b3 jobs, Dasic International, Foodman jobs, KDH Projects, Lauras International, Michael Page engineering & manufacturing, Sanderson IT software & services.

Category sponsors

The associate sponsors were: AGRO Merchants, Celsius Projects, Dalziel Ingredients and Dawn Foods.

Watch out for full highlights – in video interviews, articles and photogalleries – from the big night over the coming days.

You can follow the awards action, as it happens tonight, on Twitter at #FoodManAwards.

Good luck to all the finalists​.

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