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The bakery manufacturing Oscar was presented by Debbie Day (right), partner with category sponsor Lockton, and collected by Sonia Young on behalf of The Bread Factory

FMEAs 2017

Artisan bakery wins food manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Craft baker The Bread Factory has won the coveted Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London, earlier this month.

An Oscar in the bag: Clipper Teas' Anthony Buckton collected the award from Dan Dixon of category sponsor Foodex and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

Clipper Teas bags top food and drink manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Clipper Teas bagged a top trophy in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – earlier this month at The Hilton on Park Lane in London.

Davison Canners’ joint mds Alan Davison and Graham Davison (centre left and right), with HSBC’s Chris McQuay and Lauren Hughes

Davison Canners creates 50 jobs after £3.1M investment

By Mike Stones

Northern Ireland food manufacturing business Davison Canners has boosted its food lines – including adding a new dessert range – and created 50 new jobs, after securing a £3.1M financial package from HSBC.

Willowbrook Foods's director John McCann received the trophy from Jon Poole, chief executive of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (right), and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEA 2017

Willowbrook Foods wins fresh produce food manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Northern Ireland root vegetable and salad processing company Willowbrook Foods has won the prized Fresh Produce Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in...

Dalehead wins an Oscar: the firm’s Mike Bett (centre) and colleague received the trophy from Food Manufacture’s Noli Dinkovski (right) and awards host Matt Dawson (left)

FMEAs 2017

Dalehead Foods carves up meaty food manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Dalehead Foods has won the coveted Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London last week (Wednesday, November 1).

Kodi Gledhill, from Coca-Cola European Partners, recieved the Young Talent award from FoodManJob’s Alix Hunter and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

Coca-Cola youngster adds fizz with manufacturing Oscar win

By Mike Stones

Kodi Gledhill, a youngster from Coca-Cola European Partners, has won the prestigious Young Talent of the Year Award in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London last...

Biscotti triumph: Great British Biscotti Company ceo Paul Rostand (centre) collected the award from Mike Gallagher, sales director of manufacturing ERP solutions with category sponsor Sanderson. They were joined on stage by awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

British biscotti firm shows Italians how cookie crumbles with Oscar win

By Mike Stones

The Great British Biscotti Company is showing its Italian competitors how the cookie crumbles after winning the coveted SME Innovation of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in...

Double Oscar honours: Jeremy Faulkner, md SK Chilled Foods (centre right) and NPD manager Emma Bell, receive the first of two trophies from category sponsor Kevin Haynes (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

SK Chilled Foods triumphs in manufacturing Oscars

By Mike Stones

Ethnic snacks manufacturer SK Chilled Foods has snapped up the coveted Food Manufacture Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London on Wednesday, November 1.

Food manufacturing Oscars: meet the 2017 winners

FMEAs 2017

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017: meet the winners

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) 2017 culminated on Wednesday (November 1) with the award of the overall Food Manufacture Company of the Year award to ethnic snacks manufacturer SK Chilled Foods, after the firm first won the Chilled Food...

Top trainer: Mike Lambert, Bakkavor head of operations, collected the award from Matt Betty (right), business development manager with category sponsor Appetite Learning. They were joined on stage by awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Bakkavor on top form after winning training Oscar

By Mike Stones

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor Hitchen Foods came top of the form, after winning the prized Training Programme of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London on Wednesday...

The Internet of Things could be crucial to driving predictive engineering

Manufacturers fail to use predictive engineering well

By Rick Pendrous

More than half (54%) of managers in the manufacturing sector believe firms are not using predictive engineering effectively, despite the technology being billed as a leading industry trend, a new study conducted by enterprise business systems provider...

The food and drink manufacturing Oscars 2017 yielded a vintage crop of entries, says Waitrose technical manager Jonathan Bayne

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: ‘a vintage year’

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) 2017 has yielded a vintage crop of entries, with a particularly strong selection of Young talent of the year entries, says Waitrose technical manager and FMEA judge Jonathan Bayne.

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