IOM and MTC recognise industry best

The Institute of Meat (IOM) and the Meat Training Council (MTC) recognised the achievements of the industry’s best at its annual prize-giving event at the Butchers’ Hall in London this week.

More than 15 awards were presented to individuals, companies and training establishments that have shown particular excellence within the industry during 2010.

The awards were presented by HRH, The Princess Royal, Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers, who received her own award – Fellowship of the Institute of Meat – from Bill Jermey, MTC Chairman.

Jermey said: “This was a special day for our winners to receive their awards from HRH, The Princess Royal. This annual event celebrates the industry’s commitment to training and development and the resulting achievements.

“It also appreciates the value of individuals from shop floor level to senior management and acknowledges the importance of all these roles in contributing to the overall success of the industry.”

The awards ranged from NVQs in food manufacturing and cleaning to management awards and the ultimate accolade of MTC Accredited Master Butcher, which was awarded to Julien Pursglove from Sainsbury’s.

The winners were:

NVQ  Level 1 Food Manufacture Award, Stephen Church

NVQ  Level 2 Food Manufacture Award, Owain Gwyn Owen

NVQ Level 3 Food Manufacture Award, Andrew March

Food Apprentice of the Year Award, Jade Mansell

NVQ Centre of the Year Award, Telford College – Hospitality & Hygiene

Cleaning NVQ Award, Bethan Owen

Outstanding Meat NVQ Learner of the Year Award, Adam Lee Ashton

Outstanding Food NVQ Learner of the Year Award, Denise Engley

Meat Apprentice of the Year Award, Daniel Sawyer

Adjudged Best Student for the Intermediate Certificate in Meat and Poultry Award, John Thornton

Adjudged Best Student for the Management Award, Brad Bowyer

Adjudged Best Student for the Advanced Certificate in Meat and Poultry Award, Andrew Barraclough

VRQ Centre of the Year AwardTrophy, M.E.A.T.  Ipswich Ltd

Adjudged Best Company for Training and Qualifications Award, Guinness Northern Counties

Lord Graham Endeavour Award, Slawomir Starzec

MTC Accredited Master Butcher Award, Julien Pursglove


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