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Industry's top performers celebrated at FDF Awards ceremony

19 September 2014

Outstanding individuals, ambitious initiatives and growing food and drink businesses were recognised for their contribution to the economy, community and environment at the prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards on 18 September 2014.

TV and radio newscaster Katie Derham presented winners with their trophies at an award ceremony packed with the who’s who of the UK food industry and held at London’s The Brewery.

The FDF Awards 2014 winners are as follows: 

FDF President’s Award 

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Aktrion Food & Drink)
Adam Ravenscroft - Mondelèz International

Community Champion
Alice Cavanagh – Premier Foods

Community Partner
Company Shop for ‘Community Shop’
Kettle Foods for ‘Kettle Cares’

Education Initiative (sponsored by Food Matters Live)
Chilled Food Association for ‘Chilled Education’

Environmental Leadership 
Mondelèz International for ‘Cocoa Life’

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by General Mills UK & Ireland)

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year (sponsored by Spirax Sarco Ltd)
James Cheema – Nestlé UK & Ireland

Food and Drink Scientist of the Year (sponsored by General Mills UK & Ireland)
Andy Walker – Premier Foods

Good Employer
New England Seafood

Growth Business (sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP)
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn

Health and Wellbeing Champion (sponsored by Nestlé UK & Ireland)
Mars Chocolate for ‘FA Mars Just Play’

Innovation (sponsored by apetito Ltd)
Bactest for ‘Speedy Breedy’

Rising Star (sponsored by PepsiCo UK & Ireland)
Michael Fell - Nestlé UK & Ireland

Winner’s case studies are accessible here:

FDF’s Director of Economic and Commercial Services Steve Barnes said: 
“The FDF Awards showcase the talented, ambitious and successful companies and people that make up the UK food and drink supply chain. At last night’s ceremony industry’s best and brightest were celebrated for their innovative approaches, commitment to the community, and vital contribution to the economy. My congratulations go to the worthy winners and thanks to the judges and sponsors who made the event possible.”

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