Fourth processing awards get under way

Companies throughout the meat sector are being urged to enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards, as the event enters its fourth year.

Launched by Meat Trades Journal to recognise and reward best practice and excellence throughout the processing supply chain, the awards will be taking place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel on 21 March, 2013.

Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ, said: "The awards have gone from strength to strength in the last three years, and we've seen some amazing success stories while judging them. I'm looking forward to seeing what next year's awards have to offer and I would urge every processing business in the UK to get an entry in.

"Times are tough out there, but that doesn't mean we're not still doing a great job, and what better way to highlight that good work than by winning a prestigious award?"

The event gives companies the chance to enter seven categories:

  • Environmental Initiative of the Year
  • Export Initiative of the Year
  • Plant Manager of the Year
  • Small Processing Business of the Year
  • Processing Business of the Year
  • Supply Chain Initiative of the Year
  • Young Processor of the Year

The deadline for entries is 23 November, and the awards are being sponsored by Bizerba, Eblex and the Meat Training Council. The after-dinner casino is sponsored by Systems Integration.

The event is 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.

For details and entry forms, contact Rebecca George on 01293 610422, or email

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