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FPC announces Fresh Awards 2018 finalists

29 March 2018

FPC is proud to announce the finalists of the Freshawards 2018.  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 “We were overwhelmed with the number of entries and they’ve raised the bar again!  Cracking success stories and so many bright individuals, it’s uplifting to read such positivity in these challenging times.  Judging was particularly challenging this year and it’s such a shame there can only be  one winner. If you were pipped to the post this time please re-enter next year, the results were really close in many categories! My thanks to the judges for their dedication and expertise, and huge congratulations to all our finalists.  I look forward to celebrating with you all in June…”    

This year's FPC Freshawards Finalists are:

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

  • Alice Parker, Total Worldfresh
  • Emma Watson, G's Fresh
  • Freddie Heathcote, Arnott & Mason 

2. Manager of the Year sponsored by Total Produce UK

  • Alison Martin, Greenyard Fresh UK
  • Stewart McIntyre, G's Fresh

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

  • George Carruthers & Sons 
  • GT Produce
  • Total Produce UK

4. Business Service Partner sponsored by APH

  • DP World London Gateway
  • PML
  • Polymer Logistics

5. Floral Supplier of the Year sponsored by Smurfit Kappa

  • Arnott & Mason
  • Flamingo
  • GT Flowers

6. Foodservice Supplier of the Year sponsored by PML

  • Madestein UK
  • SH Pratt Group
  • Valstar

7. Supermarket Supplier of the Year sponsored by PML

  • Blue Skies
  • Keelings International
  • SH Pratt Group

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

  • May's Greengrocer
  • Keelham Farm Shop
  • Washingpool Farm Shop

9. Convenience Retailer of the Year sponsored by CHEP
     Highest number of consumer & industry votes

  • Co-op
  • M&S Simply Food
  • Tesco Express

10. Multiple Retailer of the Year sponsored by IFCO
      Highest number of consumer & industry votes

  • Aldi
  • Lidl
  • Tesco

11. Multiple Floral Retailer of the Year sponsored by Zyon UK
      Highest number of consumer & industry votes

  • Aldi
  • M&S
  • Morrisons

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

  • Aldi
  • Greenyard Fresh UK
  • SH Pratt Group

13. CSR Excellence sponsored by Greenyard Fresh

  • Blue Skies
  • G's Fresh Mushrooms
  • Wealmoor

14. Innovation of the Year sponsored by Fowler Welch

  • Airport Perishable Handling
  • Blue Skies
  • British Cherry Growers

15. Best Place to Work sponsored by Freeths

  • Blue Skies
  • Morgan Cargo
  • SH Pratt Group

Best of the Best category

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

17. Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Greencell
      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
Alan Forrester MD, Greenyard Fresh UK – President FPC
Jim Rogers Vice Chair, Fesa UK
Veryan Bliss Commercial/Technical Director, Suncrop Produce
Richard Thompson Director, Gilbert Thompson Group
Martin Panter MD Arnott & Mason

Thanks to all our awards sponsors and to Produce Business UK for sponsoring the programme and to Zyon UK for providing the flowers

Our awards compere this year is the fabulous Shane Richie, well known TV actor/presenter, star of the West End stage and the UK's biggest selling country music artist! 

Tickets available online www.freshproduce.org.uk or contact Angie Stuart angie@freshproduce.org.uk for help and more information

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