Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020: two weeks until ceremony

Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020: two weeks until ceremony

Organisers behind the Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 have confirmed the running order for the forthcoming online ceremony and revealed a list of other important details ahead of the event, which takes place in two weeks time on 2nd December at 4:30pm.

The ceremony, which is the culmination of a voting and nomination campaign running over many months, recognises the immense contribution of women to the British meat industry.

It will be available to view for the first time as a virtual event at the Women in Meat Industry Awards website: www.womeninmeatawards.com. Viewers can also use this site now to set a reminder for the ceremony.

The running order will be as follows:

  1. Meat Businesswoman Award – Trade Body
  2. Meat Businesswoman Award – Foodservice
  3. Meat Businesswoman Award – Retailing
  4. Meat Businesswoman Award – Training and Education
  5. The Rising Star Award
  6. Meat Businesswoman Award – Industry Supplier
  7. Meat Businesswoman Award – Manufacturing/Processing
  8. Meat Businesswoman Award – Craft Butchery
  9. Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling
  10. Meat Businesswoman of the Year

A full list of all the finalists can also be found on the Women in Meat Industry Awards website here.

Katharine Merry, former English sprinter and Olympic medallist, will be on hand to co-present the ceremony, adding some extra shine to the event.

“This is a truly unique initiative and we want to fully support and highlight the brilliant job women do right across our industry.”

Graham Yandell, the Publisher of Meat Management who organise the initiative, said: “With the ceremony just two weeks away, it will soon be time to shine a light on the tremendous contribution women make to this industry, which has already been recognised by a record 9,200 votes for our collection of finalists.

“Although this initiative has felt the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, and our usual physical ceremony could not take place, everything is in place to present a truly first-class online presentation.

“This year has been one of the most challenging ever for our industry, and so this event is the perfect opportunity to look back and acknowledge the immense work and commitment of 51 finalists and recognise 10 winners. We are incredibly excited for the ceremony and hope everyone can join us live at 4:30pm on 2nd December.”

Richard Watson the managing director of Reiser UK, who are one of the partners supporting the Women in Meat Awards, including partnering the Meat Businesswoman of the Year category, added: “We are delighted to partner the annual Women in Meat Industry Awards and have done so since its launch in 2018. This is a truly unique initiative and we want to fully support and highlight the brilliant job women do right across our industry.”

Viewers can also follow the ceremony on social media, using @WIMIAwards on Twitter and search ‘Women in Meat Industry Awards’ on LinkedIn. The pages will act as a hub for further reaction from everyone involved in the ceremony and will also be live-tweeting the results as they come in.

Thank you to the 2020 Women in Meat Industry Awards partners:

Event date is subject to ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.

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