The annual Women in Meat Industry Awards ceremony is now under one week away, with the online results set to be announced live at 4.30pm on Wednesday 2nd December.

FMT readers can pre-register now for a reminder email, including a direct link, which is sent out on the day, using this link.

The annual initiative recognises the immense contribution from women across the British meat industry by crowing ten winners out of 51 finalists. Over 9,000 votes were received this year.

A full breakdown of all the finalists and categories can be found on the Women in Meat Industry Awards website.

The ceremony will take around 40 minutes and the running order will be as follows:

Meat Businesswoman Award – Trade Body

Meat Businesswoman Award – Foodservice

Meat Businesswoman Award – Retailing

Meat Businesswoman Award – Training and Education

The Rising Star Award

Meat Businesswoman Award – Industry Supplier

Meat Businesswoman Award – Manufacturing/Processing

Meat Businesswoman Award – Craft Butchery

Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling

Meat Businesswoman of the Year

Viewers can also follow what is happening via social media, using @WIMIAwards on Twitter or search ‘Women in Meat Industry Awards’ on LinkedIn. The pages will act as a hub for further reaction from everyone involved in the ceremony and will also be ‘live-tweeting’ the results as they come in.

The ceremony will be co-presented by former UK sprinter and Olympic medallist, Katharine Merry, along with publisher of Meat Management magazine, Graham Yandell, who said: “We are very excited to bring a truly important event to the widest possible audience in a brand-new online format this year.

“Circumstances mean we have adapted the presentations due to the impact of Covid-19, but it will still honour the fantastic talent we have in the meat sector and I am sure it will be very enjoyable too.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our partners who help us to make this event the success  it is. A big thank you goes out to all of them.

“The message now is set your reminders and be sure to tune in live just before 4:30pm on 2nd December via the Women in Meat Industry Awards website.”

Yandell concluded: “Recognising the vital role women play in the meat industry is both important and this year more important than ever. Working with Katharine to make the announcements is a welcome opportunity for me. She is a very inspirational sportswoman in her own right and a highly regarded TV broadcaster, with a down to earth approach to life who we, as a nation, can be very proud of.”

The 2020 Women in Meat Industry Awards partners: