Launch of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

It’s time for the meat processing sector’s brightest and best to showcase their talent as the 2017 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards opens for entries. 

Now in their seventh year, the contest allows processors to raise the profile of their work in a range of fields and establishes a benchmark for the highest standards in the industry.

Manufacturers in every area of red meat, poultry and exotic animal proteins get the chance to have their labours recognised and endorsed by leading experts and their peers. They have until 4 November to submit their entries.

The annual awards, sponsored by AHDB Exports, will be held during a sumptious black tie dinner at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester on 2 March 2017. There are nine categories to enter, designed to celebrate the best achievements across the supply chain. They are:

• Product Developer of the Year
• Environmental Initiative of the Year
• Exporter of the Year
• Plant Manager of the Year
• Supply Chain Initiative of the Year
• Young Processor of the Year
• Small Processor of the Year
• Retail Processor of the Year
• Foodservice Processor of the Year

“Whether you are a winner or a finalist, you can’t beat the feeling of being recognised as the cream of the crop,” said Meat Trades Journal editor Rod Addy. “These awards carry real clout with trade customers and can give you a head start on your competitors. Aside from the press coverage should you win, it’s a great chance to reward your staff and boost team morale. All that and you get a great night out and an unbeatable networking opportunity.

“You’d be crazy to miss out. Don’t put things off because you think you won’t win. If you think you have a story to tell, put your name forwards now and you have a real chance of being on the podium lifting a trophy and partying in style.”

For more information and to fill in an online entry form, visit 

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