Recognition for food industry community projects

Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by The Manufacturer

The Food and Drink Federation is inviting manufacturers from the sector to submit their entries for its annual Community Partnership Awards, held at a gala dinner later this year.

The Awards recognize the community and employment projects that firms across the food chain , from farming to retail, have made. This can include anything from local community projects in schools and hospitals, employee education and well being initiatives and waste reduction or other environmental schemes.
This year, the Awards include two new categories – Apprentices and Good employer.

John Stevenson MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing, will head up the judging panel.

Melanie Leech, Director General at the Food and Drink Federation said: “The CPA awards always showcase the impressive and inspirational work that companies, both big and small, throughout the UK food chain are involved in to make a positive difference.

“The inclusion of two new categories – Apprentices and Good employer, reflects FDF’s focus on employment and skills, and will be an opportunity for companies to showcase why they are a great place to work and how they nurture their upcoming talent.”

Entries are free and the closing date is Friday 6 May. The judges will select a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner from each category and the winners will be announced at a prestigious luncheon in London on Wednesday 12 October.

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