All set for a splendid event.
The stage is set.
Confit duck rillettes , a superb starter courtesy of Cherry Valley Foods Ltd.
The main event – Scotch Beef, courtesy of Quality Meat Scotland and ABP Perth.
Andrew Pass of Air Products plc (left) which sponsored the Best New Product Development Award.
MRC The Flava People.
Jon Poole and the team from Institute of Food Science & Technology, a finalist in Best Trade Organisation.
Cheers and here’s to a great event!
Vice Chancellor of Harper Adams University, David Llewellyn (far left) came with students and teachers.
Cheers from the people at Sharpak.
Editor of FMT, Pam Brook with Marel GB Ltd’s Graeme Rolinson.
Ian Mackway of RAPS UK and his guest Rod Adlington of Adlington Ltd.
Ladies who lunch!
Jim Sydenham of Interfood and Rob Smith of the Blue Fish Marketing Consultancy and Meat Management magazine columnist.
Rob Yandell (right) with Interfood’s joint MD, Mark Bishop.
L-R: Keith Fisher, Phil Vickery MBE, Graham and Sharon Yandell and NACB chairman, Peter Allen.
Michelle Ingerfield, sales manager of FMT with QMS’s Kate Richards and FDF’s Nick Court.
Keith Fisher of the Institute of Meat with guest Phil Vickery MBE.
Guests enjoy a pre-lunch glass of champagne.
A glass before the Awards Lunch provided a great opportunity to network.
Bill Jermey (far right) with the FMC’s guests, including Jeff Mason, clerk to the Worshipful Company of Butchers.
The Warburtons crew.
Time for a smile and catch up before lunch.
PTF guests and Bizerba.
Cheers from one of the FMT’s top tables.
The FMT team and guests.
Dawsonrentals Temperature Control Solutions table.
The Protolan table are set for an enjoyable Awards Lunch.
The Teknomek team are ready for lunch!
More of the team from FMT’s Food Retailer of the Year, Asda.
RAPS UK Ltd and guests.
The Warburton’s team.
Cheers from the Columbus table.
A toast from MRC The Flava People.
The Sharpak team raise a glass – or two!
Team Air Products plc.
The Marel GB Ltd team were out in force at the Awards Lunch.
Tesco, Icelandic Seachill, The Cheese Warehouse and The Bakkavor Group.
Publisher of Food Management Today magazine, Graham Yandell.
Food & Drink Training & Education Council (FTC) and guests including The Walter Smith Employer Leadership Project.
SPAR (UK) and their supplier R&R Ice Cream.
Bokomo Foods, Senoble and Tesco representatives.
Harper Adams University students and lecturers take a break from the lecture theatre!
Jon Poole of the Institute of Food Science & Technology and Dawn Meats.
John Howard of DAFC (far left) and his guests.
M&S guests and their supplier Tulip Ltd.
Graham Yandell with Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Butchers, Jeff Mason.
Phil Vickery MBE shares a thought with Bill Jermey of the FTC.
Plaisterers’ Hall added a real wow factor to the event.
FMT publisher Graham Yandell (right) shares some thoughts with rugby legend Phil Vickery MBE.
Helena Wallace of Tesco with supplier Icelandic Seachill.
Something is puzzling the Sharpak team!
Guest presenter Phil Vickery MBE shares a few stories with the audience.
All eyes front to hear Phil Vickery MBE!
Smiles all round here!
Air Products Plc are having a good time it appears!
BEST TRADE ORGANISATION – The Provision Trade Federation
Sponsor, Michelle Ingerfield, Food Science & Technology Show, Andy Clarke, Terry Jones, of The Provision Trade Federation, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST INGREDIENTS SUPPLIER – MRC The Flava People
Sponsor, Ralph Early, Harper Adams University, Claire Kealty of MRC The Flava Company, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST MACHINERY/EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER – Ishida Europe Ltd
Sponsor, Andrew Howells, Teknomek Ltd, Martin Wilkie, Ishida Europe Ltd, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE – Walter Smith Employer Leadership Project
Sponsor, Keith Fisher, The Institute Of Meat, Paul Cadman, Janet Hill of Walter Smith Employer Leadership Project, Phil Vickery MBE.
MOST INNOVATIVE PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT – Sharpak Fortis Family Barbecue Range
Sponsor, Richard Whittle Protolan, Sharpak’s Martin Taylor, Rebecca Harris, Richard Challans, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT – M&S Made Without Wheat, Gluten Free 2 Scotch Eggs
Sponsor, Andrew Pass, Air Products Plc, Rosie While, M&S, David Heal, Tulip Ltd, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST FROZEN PRODUCT – SPAR 3 Belgian Chocolate Ice Creams
Sponsor, John Howard , Danish Agriculture & Food Council , Lindsey Gordon of SPAR, Rosie Adams, R&R Ice Cream, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST BAKERY PRODUCT – Scrumshus Granola
Sponsor, Bord Bia, Michelle Butler, Fay Miller, Scrumshus Granola, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST SEAFOOD PRODUCT – Tesco Finest Scallop & Chorizo Gratin
Sponsor, David Quinn, DawsonRentals, Graham Blades, Icelandic Seachill, Helena Wallace, Tesco, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST RED MEAT PRODUCT – Asda Extra Special British Gammon Shanks With Kentish Dry Cider & Apple Sauce
Sponsor, Stewart Niven, MRC The Flava People, Kristian Gabrielsen Dawn Meats, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST POULTRY PRODUCT – Morrisons Signature Range Creamy Pesto & Cherry Tomato Chicken
Sponsor, Ian Mackway Raps UK Ltd, Sharon Yandell collecting the Award on behalf of Linden Foods/Morrisons, Phil Vickery MBE.
BEST DAIRY PRODUCT – Tesco Finest Rum Baba
Sponsor, Mark Haworth, Bizerba, Emma Ahmed, Tesco, Caroline Honey, Senoble UK, Phil Vickery MBE.
FOOD INDUSTRY CHAMPION – BRETT WARBURTON
Sponsor, Simon Charlton, Columbus, Colin Kelly accepting on behalf of Brett Warburton, Phil Vickery MBE.
FOOD RETAILER OF THE YEAR – ASDA
Sponsor, Bill Jermey, Food & Drink Training & Education Council, Stuart Menzies, ASDA, Phil Vickery MBE.
FOOD MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR – BAKKAVOR GROUP
Sponsor, Graeme Rolinson Marel GB Ltd, Agust Gudmundsson, Bakkavor Group, Phil Vickery MBE.
The Food Management Today Food Industry Awards 2015 winners!