Overwhelming response to Women In Meat Awards voting
This year’s Women In Meat Industry Awards is off to a flying start with organisers, YPL Exhibitions & Events, confirming that within four days of the voting forms going live online, over 2,000 votes had been received covering the 2019 finalists.
Last year a total of 3,000 votes were received and this year it appears that the level of voting will comfortably exceed the 2018 figure.
There are 10 categories up for grabs, including the Meat businesswoman of the Year Award and all category winners will be recognised at a five star awards ceremony and black tie dinner in London on the evening of Friday 15th November. To vote for your choices click here.
There are 36 finalists across nine categories and once voting completes on 5th August each category winner will be put forward for the Meat Businesswoman of the Year accolade.
The 2019 Finalists and categories:
- Retailing: Joanne Cramer – SPAR UK; Tricia Sykes – ASDA; Jane Ross – Thomas Burns & Son, Bo’ness; Lauren Morgan – Morgan’s Country Butchers.
- Foodservice: Lorraine Provest-Eames – Mitchells & Butlers; Rebecca Hinton – Tulip Ltd; Emma Dickenson – Fairfax Meadow; Hannah Parker – Frank Parker Butchers.
- Manufacturer: Julie Eccleston – Traditional Norfolk Poultry; Nyree McGee – Foyle Food Group; Dawn Speers – ABP; Rebecca Spink – Tulip Ltd.
- Craft Butcher: Lisa Gardner – Penshaw Farm Butchers; Ruth Davies – Cwmfarm Charcuterie Products; Jessica Leliuga – Ye Olde Sausage Shop; Erin Conroy – Verstegen Spices & Sauces UK Ltd.
- Trade Body: Shraddha Kaul – British Poultry Council; Carol McLaren – Quality Meat Scotland; Katie Doherty – International Meat Trade Association; Elwen Roberts – Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
- Wholesaling: Lynsay Chappell – Price & Fretwell; Nicola Thompson – Towers Thompson; Francesca White – Graham White & Co; Sally-Anne Thorley – Weddel Swift Distribution Ltd.
- Industry Supplier: Liz Williams – Kerry; Amanda Cogan – Rick Bestwick; Philippa Clarke – Abachem Engineering; Laura Affleck – Multivac UK.
- Training: Mandy Thompson – ABP; Lucianne Allen – Aubrey Allen; Bridget Noade – Southern Regional College; Clare Keegan – Harper Adams University.
- Rising Star: Rebecca Phillips – Dunbia; Grace Fryer – Tulip Ltd; Christi Wyatt – Proseal; Rebekah Price – ABP.
Full details of all finalists can be found on the website, womeninmeatawards.com within the voting categories section. Organiser Emma Cash commented: “We have been overwhelmed with the response this year, it has been amazing and there is still around three weeks to go until the voting deadline.
“It seems that the Women In Meat Industry Awards has really caught the imagination of the industry and goes from strength to strength. I anticipate that the total vote will easily exceed last year’s figure of three thousand and the response since voting went live for 2019 has been nothing short of phenomenal. It all bodes well for a fantastic awards ceremony and dinner on 15th November.
“We do expect a sell-out event and we are already 70% sold for the November date, so I urge people to book early.”
For details of the 2019 Women In Meat Industry Awards and to vote or book the Awards dinner go to www.womeninmeatawards.com
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