FPA AWARDS 2015 WINNERS

FPA AWARDS 2015 WINNERS

At a glittering Awards ceremony enjoyed by some 440 FPA members and their guests at The Grand Hotel, Brighton, the FPA (Foodservice Packaging Association) announced the winners of its annual Awards.   The Awards, now in their 12th year, attracted a record number of entries and as always were hotly contested.  Awards were either voted for by FPA members or judged by an independent panel of judges with relevant, senior level industry expertise.

Prior to the Awards the FPA staged an exhibition with 30 of the short-listed companies and sponsors taking stands, giving Awards guests an opportunity to see best practice at work and to do business amongst themselves.

A video of the Awards is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxvK6__UYUA

FPA Chairman Howard Colliver thanked this year’s judges for taking time out to participate in the judging process.

The two charity partners for the evening, Hospitality Action and Springboard, benefited from the Raffle and Silent Auction which together raised an impressive £14 000+ to be shared between the two organisations.

 

Award winners, announced by celebrity guest Keith Chegwin:

The winner of the FPA Manufacturer of the Year Award, voted for by FPA distributor members, sponsored by Bidvest 3663 and presented by Andy Kemp, was Duni.

Runners up: Huhtamaki (UK), SCA Hygiene Systems and Wrap Film Systems

 

The winner of the FPA National Distributor of the Year Award, as voted for by members, sponsored by Celebration Paper and Plastics and presented by Graham Long, was Tri-Star Packaging.

Runners up: Bidvest 3663, Bunzl Catering Supplies                                        M/F

 

The winner of the FPA Regional Distributor of the Year Award, sponsored by WRAP Film Systems and presented by Adrian Brown, was Sybron.

Runners up: Ace Hygiene Supplies, Comax, Nivek Catering Supplies

 

The winner of the FPA Members Award, for outstanding contribution to foodservice packaging and voted for by the membership, went to FPA Executive Director Martin Kersh and was presented by Greg Fitchett of CMC Daymark.

 

The winner of the FPA Foodservice Operator of the Year Award, sponsored by Seda and presented by Paul Synott, was Pret A Manger

Runners up: Itsu, McDonald’s Restaurants

 

The winner of the FPA Sustainability Award, sponsored by SCA and presented by Jeremy Bennett, was Smith Anderson Group.

Highly Commended: Maxabel, Huhtamaki (UK) SCA Hygiene Systems and Wrap Film Systems

 

The winner of the FPA Corporate Social Responsibility Award, sponsored by Bunzl Catering Systems and presented by Tony Sullivan, was Vegware.

Highly Commended: CMC Daymark, Huhtamaki (UK), Solo Cup Europe

 

The winner of the FPA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award, sponsored by Coveris and presented by Mark Durston, was Plangow

Highly Commended: Huhtamaki (UK), Solo Cup Europe

 

The winner of the FPA Product Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by bpi recycled products and presented by Lorcan Mekitarian was Euro Packaging

Highly Commended: Benson Group, Brakes, Tri-Star Packaging and Wrap Film Systems

FPA Chairman Howard Colliver thanked this year’s judges for taking time out to participate in the judging process.

 

The two charity partners for the evening, Hospitality Action and Springboard, benefited from the Raffle and Silent Auction which together raised an impressive £14 000+ to be shared between the two organisations.

 

For more information and further photographs go to www.foodservicepackaging.org.uk

March 2015

Issued on behalf of the FPA by Leapfrog PR. Editorial contact is Felicity Read on 01242 282000 or email felicity@leapfropgpr.com