FMEAS

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards reflect world class manufacturing

By Mike Stones

- Last updated on GMT

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect the nation’s world class manufacturing standards and its ability to thrive in global export markets after Brexit, says Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video, filmed after last year’s gala awards celebration.

“We’ve got world class manufacturing techniques here and also world class innovation,”​ said Clothier in this video interview filmed immediately after the presentation of the 2017 manufacturing Oscars. “What I have seen​ [in the judging process] reflects all those really strong values.”

Commenting on his first experience as an FMEA judge, Clothier said: “It really enthused me about grass roots food manufacturing in the UK – something that’s going to be really important post Brexit.”

Clothier said the award entries reflected the diversity of UK food and drink manufacturing business and their commitment to innovation. “What we have here is a variety of food producers, really good innovation, some really strong businesses coming through: small and medium-sized and really large businesses that are focused on innovation.”

‘Really good innovation’

That focus on innovation was an important pre-requisite to boosting both domestic sales and on the world market, he said. “Wyke Farms is trading in 164 countries now and everywhere I go around the world, people respect UK manufacturing.”

In order to build on that respect and boost global food and drink sales, businesses need to develop a strong track record of environmental management. “Environmentalism will be one of the key points of difference going forward,”​ he said.

“It’s not going to be all about costs: it’s going to be about whole-life costs and costs to the planet.”

Meanwhile, this year’s FMEAs will take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane, on Wednesday November 7. Read more about the 18th food and drink manufacturing Oscars here​ and how to register your interest in entering the awards here​.

Related news

Related products

show more

Modern ERP system enables food waste reduction

Modern ERP system enables food waste reduction

Epicor | 05-Sep-2019 | Technical / White Paper

We’re all becoming increasingly aware and mindful of wastage in our personal lives. Food waste is already a significant concern for the food and beverage...

Listeria Management & Drainage: 5 Essential Steps

Listeria Management & Drainage: 5 Essential Steps

Aco Building Drainage | 26-Apr-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Listeria is widely recognised as a universal problem for food and drink manufacturers. To ensure effective listeria management and control, food and drink...

Minimise the impact of product recalls Post-Brexit

Minimise the impact of product recalls Post-Brexit

Epicor | 10-Dec-2018 | Technical / White Paper

The impact of Brexit on current legislation is a topic of much conversation and debate. When it comes to product recalls the uncertainty around what may...

Follow us

Featured Events

View more

Products

View more

Webinars