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27 July 2016

Talent from across Food and Drink sector recognised in FDF Awards shortlist

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The food and drink sector’s hallmarks are the outstanding talent, creativity and
passion demonstrated by the people and businesses involved in this vibrant part
of the economy. With this in mind, the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2016 will showcase and celebrate the best of this growing sector.

Finalists will gather together with their peers and colleagues on 22 September
2016 for a gala evening at The Brewery, London to recognise the industry’s
achievements and to hear which finalists have been successful. As well as
acting as a
platform for the industry, the evening – which will be hosted by
broadcaster
and
presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli – will enable guests to come together and
discover
more about the many innovations underway in food and drink in the UK.

The shortlist for this year’s awards has recently been announced after much
deliberation by a specialist judging panel comprised of industry experts and
sponsors. Finalists include a range of well-known brands, SMEs, rising stars in
the
industry, as well as more established innovators and technical experts.

The shortlist for this year’s awards has recently been announced after much
deliberation by a specialist judging panel comprised of industry experts and
sponsors. Finalists include a range of well-known brands, SMEs, rising stars in
the
industry, as well as more established innovators and technical experts.


FDF Awards 2016 Shortlist

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Aktrion:
Addo – Ben Groom; Coca-Cola Great Britain – Josh Sloan; Mars – Marc Cotton;
Mondelez International – Omar Woodburn; Mondelez International – Grant Thomas;
Nestlé UK – Keely Laycock; PepsiCo UK – Kaifer Williams.
Campaign of the Year
Haribo – Kid’s Voices; KP Snacks – Space Raiders – Out of this World;
Mondelez
International – Joynormous Surprise; Premier Foods – McDougalls Young Baking
Team
of the Year; Premier Foods – Bisto Spare Chair Sunday; Storm Communications –
Proper Cornish – The Pasty Society.
Community Champion
Ashbury Labelling – Alex Gibson & Louise Kakoulli; General Mills – Peter
O’Reilly; Premier Foods – Anthony Warner; Wrigley – Gurpreet Saundh.
Community Partner
Ferrero – Kinder + Sport; KP Snacks – Bolivian Peanut Project; KP Snacks –
Living Leadership Team – Stockton Riverside College; Nestlé – Cocoa
Plan;
Warburtons
– Community Investment Programme; Wrigley – PLUSS co-packaging.
Education Initiative – sponsored by General Mills:
KP Snacks – Healthy Eating Week; Premier Foods – McDougalls Young Baking Team
of
the Year; Thorntons – Factory Tours & Educational Projects; Wrigley – Open
Wide,
Step Inside.
Environmental Leadership
ABP Beef – Ellesmere Development; KP Snacks – Sustaining Brazil Nut
Collecting
in Bolivia; Mondelez International – Cocoa Life; PepsiCo UK – 50 in 5 progress;
United Biscuits – Ultra Biofuel Project.
Exporter of the Year – sponsored by Santander:
Joe & Seph’s; Kudos Blends; London Deli; Premier Foods; Ramsden
International.
Food and Drink Scientist of the Year
KP Snacks – Andy Clow; Mondelez International – Wayne Price; Mondelez
International – Evelien Beuling; Premier Foods – Gordon Wiseman.
Food and Drink Engineer of the Year – sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University
Addo Food Group – Ian Taylor; Mondelez International – Sarah Boyd; PepsiCo UK

John Walker; Premier Foods – Martin Law.
Good Employer – sponsored by apetito:
Ashbury Labelling; Frank Roberts & Sons; KP Snacks; Premier Foods.
Health and Wellbeing – sponsored by Nestle:
Agrico; Baxters; Little Dish; Wholegood Foods.
Innovation
apetito – Purée Petite; apetito – Free from; ChicP;
Premier
Foods; Taywell;
United Biscuits.
Product Reformulation
Bad Ass Cakes; Halo Foods; KP Snacks; Little Dish; Premier Foods; Spar.
Rising Star – sponsored by PepsiCo
Addo Food Group – Samuel Benjamin; Jarrett Health – Pearl Jarrett; KP Snacks

Natasha Barnett; Mars – Harriett Greenwood; Premier Foods – Geraldine Garbett;
Sleaford Quality Foods – Rob McAndrew.




Ian Wright, Director General, FDF, commented:

“We received a huge number of entries from across the food and drink
sector.
They represented a wide range of the most innovative names in the industry,
from
growers, retailers, artisan producers and big global brands to SMEs. It was a
very difficult task to make a shortlist but, along with our expert judging
panel,
we are really pleased with the number of entrants and our eventual finalists.
This is a great reminder to us all of the talented and dedicated colleagues we
have in Britain’s food and drink industry.

“I would like to say thank you to all our sponsors, entrants and judges
for
their efforts. We look forward to welcoming the finalists, guests and
supporters to
an evening that we are sure will be a wonderful showcase for our industry’s
strength, expertise and endless creativity.”

Sponsors for this year’s awards include: Aktrion Food and Drink, apetito,
General Mills, Grant Thornton, Nestlé UK, PepsiCo UK, Sheffield Hallam
University and
Santander.

The annual FDF Awards ceremony is a highlight of the industry calendar and gives
food and drink companies the chance to demonstrate to their customers and
competitors that they are leading the way in their area of expertise. To secure
your
place at this year’s event view our awards ceremony registration area on our
website

More information

Book now for awards night

Contact the FDF press office via [email protected] or via 0207 420 7131/20/18

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