Highland Country takes innovation title
Published:  20 March, 2008

A Forres-based food production company has scooped a top industry award at the 18th annual Grampian Food Forum Innovation Awards.

A member of the ANM Group, Highland Country Foods was awarded the Scottish Enterprise Grampian Award, which recognises new innovative food service products, at a presentation dinner at Inverurie's Thainstone Exchange.

The company also received a cash prize of £1,000 and a specially engraved trophy for its sandwich product - sliced pork, sage and onion stuffing - launched in 2007. Also entered by the company were two other new products, Highland herb ham and winter spiced beef.

Jennifer Graham, plant manager at Highland Country Foods said she was delighted with the accolade. "Everyone at Highland Country Foods is over the moon with the award. It means the world to the company and to the staff who have worked so hard to produce such top-quality products," she explained.

"Launched in 2007 our new lines have really taken off and to have such a prestigious industry seal of approval is just fantastic."

ANM Group chief executive Brian Pack added: "This innovative foodservice award is testimony to the hard work and forward-thinking approach of the company and is a real boost for all the staff."

Highland Country Foods produces a range of quality fresh meat products for foodservice, hotel and retail customers, as well as supplying premium cooked meat ingredients to professional sandwich and pizza manufacturers and wholesalers.

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