Judges gear up in quest to find top processors

Last-minute entries are now in and judges are limbering up as they prepare to pick out some of the UK's best businesses when it comes to meat and poultry processing.

MTJ's annual Meat & Poultry Processing Awards have proved massively popular, with entries pouring in from all sectors of the industry and the process of picking the finalists will begin shortly.

The awards are now entering their second year and were established by MTJ to allow the processing sector to gain some recognition for the good work it does.

The event is attracting strong support from the industry, with leading machinery supplier Reiser the latest to back the awards.

Ken Mossford, MD of Reiser UK, said: "Reiser UK are very happy to support the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards, which recognise the efforts and achievements of people and companies in our industry at the awards dinner."

Ed Bedington, MTJ editor, said: "We're really pleased with the standard and number of entries to this year's awards, which is much higher than last year."

The awards recognise companies and individuals in seven categories:


Environmental Initiative of the Year

Export Initiative of the Year

Plant Manager of the Year

Processing Business of the Year

Small Processing Business of the Year

Supply Chain Initiative of the Year

Young Processor of the Year

The awards are supported by the BMPA, AIMS, the SAMW, the BPC and the PTF. Sponsors include Bizerba, Eblex, the Meat Training Council and now Reiser UK.

Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Monday, 28 March, 2011, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

For more details contact Helen Law on 01293 846587, or email helen.law@william-reed.co.uk. To book your place contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email elizabeth.ellis@william-reed.co.uk.

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