FDF Awards winners revealed

On Thursday 18 September, outstanding individuals, ambitious initiatives and growing food and drink businesses were recognised for their contribution to the economy, community and environment at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. TV and radio newscaster Katie Derham presented winners with their trophies at an award held at London’s The Brewery in the UK.

FDF’s director of economic and commercial services, Steve Barnes, says, “The FDF Awards showcase the talented, ambitious and successful companies and people that make up the UK food and drink supply chain. At the 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.”

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: www.fdf.org.uk/2014-fdf-award-winners.aspx

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