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|Tuesday, October 19, 2010||15:00|
(Drinks Media Wire). Companies from across the food and drink industry are today celebrating their success following the unveiling of the winners of this year’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF)1 Community Partnership Awards. The Awards, which took place at the Institute of Directors in London, reward the contributions and dedication shown by organisations throughout the food chain for making a positive difference in their local and business communities.
A total of 23 awards2 were presented by Jim Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, presented at a prestigious lunch at the Institute of Directors in London.
The winners3 of Gold awards this year were General Mills in the Local Community category; Asda in the Culture, Media and Sport category; Unilever in the Workplace Wellbeing category and Coca–Cola Enterprises in the Education category. In the Environment category, Gold awards were presented to United Biscuits and The Authentic Food Company, while the Findus Group received a special award for its sourcing policies.
United Biscuits is the first recipient of the FDF President’s Award – introduced this year to acknowledge the best overall company or initiative from the Gold winners. The award, chosen by FDF President Ross Warburton, recognises United Biscuits’ strong performance across a number of categories in this year’s competition.
Julian Hunt, FDF Director of Communications, said:
“Our Awards celebrate some of the inspirational ways in which food companies work within their communities. These companies are rightly proud of the links they have forged, often over many years, and the big impact their efforts are having on society. Our Awards help both to showcase their efforts and to reward their commitment.”
For more information, please contact Sarah Jenkinson or Rebecca Wilhelm on
020 7420 7131/32.
Notes to Editors:
1) FDF is the voice of the food and drink industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk
2) The Awards comprise six categories:
· Local Community: Paying tribute to a company’s ongoing commitments to its immediate community.
· Culture, Media and Sport: Recognising initiatives in culture, media and sports undertaken within communities across the UK.
· Education: Acknowledging local or national education specific initiatives.
· Health & Wellbeing: Recognising contributions made towards health and wellbeing of consumers which can be product, brand or organisation specific.
· Environment: Showcasing initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment – either through consumer-facing or business best practice schemes.
· Workplace Wellbeing: Rewarding projects and initiatives which specifically benefit employees of a food and drink company. It includes projects which promote healthy living and lifestyle in the workplace.
3) Full details of all the winning company initiatives are available at: http://www.fdf.org.uk/aboutawards.aspx
President’s Award Winner:
Gold Award Winners:
Asda – Culture, Media & Sport
Coca-Cola Enterprises - Education
General Mills – Local Community
Greggs – Health & Wellbeing
New Covent Garden Market - Education
The Authentic Food Company – Environment
Unilever – Workplace Wellbeing
United Biscuits – Environment
Silver Award Winners:
Cadbury UK – Education
Mars Chocolate UK – Health & Wellbeing
Samworth Brothers (Bradgate Bakery) – Local Community
Typhoo Tea – Culture, Media & Sport
Unilever – Environment
United Biscuits – Health & Wellbeing
Young’s Seafood – Workplace Wellbeing
Bronze Award Winners:
Alpro UK – Environment
Bel UK – Local Community
McCain Foods – Culture, Media & Sport
Samworth Brothers (Ginsters) – Education
United Biscuits – Workplace Wellbeing
Highly Commended Award Winner:
A.F Blakemore - Education
Special Award Winners:
Findus Group - Environment
4) Images of the Awards ceremony will be available on request from 20 October 2010.
|Name: Nicki Hunt|
|Company: Food and Drink Federation (FDF)|
|Address: 6 Catherine Street - WC2B 5JJ London|
|Country: UNITED KINGDOM|
|Phone: +44 (0)20 7420 7132|
|Fax: +44 (0)20 7836 0580|