MTC awards handed out

The Meat Training Council (MTC) celebrated the best in the food industry, at its annual prize-giving ceremony at Butchers' Hall recently.

The ceremony, in conjunction with the WCB Guild, was led by Fred Mallion, with The Master of the Worshipful Compnay handing out the awards.

MTC chairman Bill Jermey also surprised Mallion with a special MTC Lifetime Achievement Award. Mallion, who was in the middle of his seven-year apprenticeship 70 years ago, was principal of Smithfield College and has been an MTC board member from the beginning. He received a standing ovation from the guests who packed the hall.

Other prizes awarded were:

? NVQ Level 1 Food and Drink Manufacturing Operations award from Seymour Manufacturing International, with a cheque value of £100, went to Sharon Fullard, of Telford College of Arts and Technology.

? NVQ Level 2 Food and Drink Manufacturing Operations award from The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders', with a cheque value of £125 went to Sandra Elverstone, of Arfon Dwyfor Training.

? NVQ Level 3 Food and Drink Manufacturing Operations award from Bernard Matthews, with a cheque value of £125, went to David Tierney, of Telford College of Arts and Technology.

? The Food and Drink Cleaning award from Oakfield (Foods), with a cheque value of £150, went to William Vingoe, of Telford College of Arts and Technology.

? Food and Drink Centre of the Year from Improve, with a cheque value of £100, went to Telford College of Arts and Technology.

? NVQ Level 1 Meat and Poultry Processing award from the Meat and Livestock Commission, with a cheque value of £100, went to Anthony Lingard of Fairfax Meadow.

? S/NVQ Level 2 Meat and Poultry Processing award from Poulters' Prize, with a cheque value of £150 and Sponsor award certificate, went to Philip Thwaites of Leeds Thomas Danby.

? S/NVQ Level 3 Meat and Poultry Processing award from Meat Trades Journal, with a cheque value of £125, went to William Gwyn Jones of Arfon Dwyfor Training.

? NVQ level 4 Meat and Processing award from RAPS (UK), with a cheque value of £150, went to Lynn Waddell of Brown Bros.

? The Meat and Poultry Cleaning NVQ award from the British Poultry Council, with a cheque value of £100, went to Fauror Elaisa of Hull College.

? Apprentice of the Year from the Edkins Family, with a cheque value of £100 and sponsor cup and replica, went to Paul Turner of MEAT Ipswich.

? Meat and Poultry NVQ Centre of the Year, from Fred Mallion Cup and the Worshipful Company of Butchers, went to Telford College of Arts and Technology.

? Meat and Poultry SVQ Centre of the Year from the Meat Training Council went to David Brown Training (Polaris Learning).

? Outstanding SVQ Candidate of the Year from Quality Meat Scotland, with a cheque value of £100 and sponsor award tour, went to Barry Parkin of Scottish Meat Training.

? Adjudged best student for the Intermediate Certificate in Meat and Poultry award from Orient Gold, with a cheque value of £100 and sponsor award trophy and engraved steak knife, went to David Clark of Leeds Thomas Danby.

? Adjudged best student for the management award from the Jenkins' family, with a cheque value of £100 and sponsor award cup, went to Kevin May of Network Training Service.

? Adjudged best student for the Advanced Certificate in Meat and Poultry award from the Danish Bacon & Meat Council, with a sponsor award tour and certificate, went to James Thorp of MEAT Ipswich.

? Meat and Poultry VRQ Centre of Year from the Worshipful Company of Butchers, with a sponsor trophy and replica, went to the University of Salford.

? Lord Graham Endeavour award from Towers Thompson, with a cheque value of £100, went to Geoffrey Cox of the University of Lincoln.

? Outstanding candidate of the year in meat and poultry education achievements from the Worshipful Company of Butchers, a cheque value of £350 and sponsor trophy and replica, went to Declan Robinson of Scottish Meat Training

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