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FPC announces Freshawards 2017 finalists

31 March 2017

FPC is proud to announce the finalists of the Freshawards 2017.  The brightest and the best in the industry submitted an overwhelming number of entries giving the judges a challenging task this week. 

Nigel Jenney CEO commented "It's been a bumper year for entries and the calibre of entrant was amazing. We're delighted with the industry's response, it's great to have this level of support for the awards. I congratulate our finalists and I would urge those who didn't succeed this time to try again next year, it was a tight competition and the decisions were close. We have a great industry and in a challenging year it's good to get together to celebrate the success of some of our finest individuals and businesses!"

FPC Freshawards 2017 Finalists:

Individuall Excellence Category
1. Young Person of the Year sponsored by PP Pooling Partners

  • Adam Hall – G’s Fresh
  • Dickence Olwaga – Morgan Cargo
  • Natasha Hill – Berry Gardens
  • Ronnie Simpson – Premier Fruits
  • Ryan Parr – PML
  • Stephanie Bunker – Iceland

2. Manager of the Year sponsored by Total Produce UK

  • Dobri Kraev – AC Goatham
  • Marta Gozdzik – Blue Skies
  • Neil Gibson – Iceland
  • Nick Finbow – PML
  • Peter Bukowski – AC Goatham

Supply Chain Excellence Category
3. Wholesale Supplier of the Year sponsored by New Spitalfields Market

  • Bevington Salads
  • George Carruthers & Sons
  • P&I Fruits/Side Salads
  • Total Produce UK

4. Floral Supplier of the Year sponsored by Smurfit Kappa

  • Greenyard Flowers
  • GT Flowers
  • Zest Flowers

5. Foodservice Supplier of the Year sponsored by PML

  • D&F McCarthy
  • Premier Fruits
  • Total Produce UK

6. Supermarket Supplier of the Year sponsored by PML

  • Blue Skies
  • Greenyard Flowers
  • SH Pratt Group

Retail Excellence Category
7. Independent  Retailer of the Year sponsored by CHEP

  • Greens of Highgate
  • The Fruit Market

8. Convenience Retailer of the Year sponsored by CHEP
     Highest number of consumer votes

  • Co-op
  • Iceland
  • M&S Simply Food

9. Multiple Retailer of the Year sponsored by IFCO
    Highest number of consumer votes

  • Aldi
  • Asda
  • Morrisons

10. Multiple Floral Retailer of the Year sponsored by Zyon UK
       Highest number of consumer votes

  • Aldi
  • Asda
  • M&S

Business Excellence Category
11. Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Morgan Cargo

  • Albert Bartlett
  • Aldi
  • Greenyard Flowers

12. CSR Excellence sponsored by Greenyard Fresh

  • Blue Skies
  • G’s Fresh Mushrooms
  • SH Pratt Group

13. Innovation of the Year sponsored by Fowler Welch

  • AC Goatham
  • Callum Duncan Consultants
  • Mentfield UK

14. Best Place to Work sponsored by Freeths

  • AC Goatham
  • SH Pratt Group
  • Worldwide Fruit

Best of the Best category

15. Fresh Produce Business of the Year sponsored by Polymer Logistics
      Chosen by the judges and announced at the awards event

16. Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Prophet
      Chosen by the judges and announced at the awards event

Our Freshawards judges know what it takes to succeed in the fresh produce and floral sectors!  Their combined knowledge and experience is invaluable and their professional expertise, confidentiality and commitment is essential to the judging process.  
The judging panel:
Nigel Jenney CEO FPC - chair of the judging panel
Jim Rogers Vice Chair, Fesa UK - President FPC
Alan Forrester joint MD, Greenyard Fresh UK – Vice President FPC
Veryan Bliss Commercial/Technical Director, Suncrop Produce
Richard Thompson Director, Gilbert Thompson Group
Martin Panter MD Arnott & Mason, Director Zyon UK

Our awards compere this year is well-known British comedian, actor and broadcaster Hugh Dennis who will announce the finalists and winners from the stage to a capacity crowd.

Additional sponsors:
Major Event sponsor Prophet
Drinks reception sponsored by Greenyard Fresh

Photo Booth sponsored by Produce Business UK
Programme sponsored by Mentfield UK

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