Finalists revealed for top processing awards

meat and poultry processing awards 2012

Processing businesses big and small will be battling it out in Birmingham later in the year to claim top prizes in the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Judging for the awards, which are organised by Meat Trades Journal, is now complete and three finalists are shortlisted in each category.

The finalists are:

Environmental Initiative of the Year
• Jaspers (Treburley)
• Tulip
• Dunbia

Export Initiative of the Year
• Alec Jarrett & Son
• British Premium Sausages Co
• Pickstock Ashby

Plant Manager of the Year
• Charlotte Sutton – Dawn Meats Group
• Colin Taylor – Vion Food Group
• Rose Bradley-Smith – Moy Park

Processing Business of the Year
• Moy Park
• Vion Snowbirdfoods
• Gafoor Poultry Products

Small Processing Business of the Year
• Cloughbane Farm Foods
• John R Dowey and Son
• Westaways Sausages

Supply Chain Initiative of the Year
• Dunbia
• Gafoor Poultry Products

Young Processor of the Year
• Aaron Whiteman – Moy Park
• Carrie Hall – ABP Doncaster
• Darren Shaw – Brown Brothers

Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ, said: “This year’s entries were of an excellent standard across the board and the finalists in each category represent the cream of that crop. I’d like to congratulate all the companies that took part in this year’s competition and particularly our finalists. I’m looking forward to revealing our winners on the night.”

The glittering awards ceremony takes place at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on 26 March.
The 2012 awards are again being supported by all the major industry bodies — The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, the British Poultry Council, the British Meat Processors Association, the International Meat Trade Association, the Provision Trade Federation and the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers.

This year’s awards are also being sponsored by a number of organisations, including Eblex, the Meat Training Council, the CDO Group, Bizerba and Foodex, the organiser of the UK’s leading meat-processing event. Entertainment on the awards night is being sponsored by Systems Integration.

To book your place at this prestigious event, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593, or email her on

Visit the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards page on our website for more information and a downloadable booking form.

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