Awards 2017

NEWS RELEASE

FPA AWARDS WINNERS 2017 – Brighton Rocks!

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DINNER AND EXHIBTION

AWARDS FORMAT & JUDGING

AWARDS 17 NEWSLETTER

 

The biggest and brightest FPA awards night ever was enjoyed by 450 FPA members and their guests in the splendid surroundings of The Grand Hotel Brighton, with the winners of the 2017 FPA Awards announced by celebrity guest comedian, Jo Caulfield – hailed as Britain’s funniest woman.

 

From the pre-dinner cocktails and canapés to the superb three course meal, and the after party sing-along, the evening was, as always, was a huge success.  The generosity of FPA members once again exceeded expectations with more than £5000 raised for our new charity Great Ormond Street Hospital.

 

A CREDIT TO THE INDUSTRY

FPA Chairman Howard Colliver reported on a bumper year for entries, especially for the two new Awards, Food & Drink Manufacturer and Rising Star.  Not only is each award highly competitive, but it is a great credit to the FPA that the panel of independent judges, who volunteer their time , are leading experts in their fields, ensure objectivity and uphold the credibility of the FPA Awards.

 

HUGE THANKS

Huge thanks go to all our sponsors for the afternoon and evening, without whom so much fun would just not be possible: Afternoon Tea: Euro Packaging and Jena; Pre-Dinner Cocktails and Midnight Snack: Wrap Films Systems; the wine: Huhtamaki, Coveris UKFC, LINPAC Packaging, Tri-Star Packaging and Wrapex; the Casino: CMC DayMark, napkins: Swan Mill Paper Co.

 

THE WINNERS…..

MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

FPA Manufacturer of the Year 2017 as voted for by FPA distributor members and sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies

RAPID ACTION PACKAGING

Highly Commended: amipak, SCA Hygiene Products

 

NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

FPA National Distributor of the Year 2017 as voted for by FPA manufacturer members and sponsored by SCA Hygiene Products

TRI-STAR PACKAGING

Highly Commended: Bunzl Catering Supplies, Socius Network, Alliance National

 

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

FPA Regional Distributor of the Year 2017 as voted for by customers and sponsored by Northwood Hygiene Products

ALL PURPOSE CLEANING AND CATERING SUPPLIES

Highly Commended: Magenta, London Catering & Hygiene Solutions

 

FOODSERVICE RETAILER

FPA Foodservice Retailer of the Year 2017 as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by Deb

PRET A MANGER

 

FOOD & DRINK MANUFACTURER

FPA Food & Drink Manufacturer of the Year 2017 as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice

BAKKAVOR

 

FOODSERVICE OPERATOR

FPA Foodservice Operator of the Year Award 2017 as voted by FPA members and sponsored by Dart Products Europe

COMPASS

 

PRODUCT INNOVATION

FPA Product Innovation Award 2017 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by CEDO

SMITH ANDERSON for Deli 2 Go Hot Paninis and Toasties

Highly Commended: Smith Anderson, for Greggs Pizza Pocket, Tri-Star Packaging for Gourmet 24.7, Rapid Action Packaging for Open Sandwich Box, Rapid Action Packaging for Strip Laminated HandwRap, Euro Packaging for Meal Deal Combination Carrier,

Ones to Watch: Frugalpac for Frugalcup, Huhtamaki  UK for Future Smart and Euro Packaging for Meal Deal Combination Carrier

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2017 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by SEDA

BRAKES for Meals and More campaign

Highly Commended: Bidvest Foodservice

 

SUSTAINABILITY

FPA Sustainability Award 2017 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by RPC BPI Refuse

NOVAMONT for dual use compostable carrier bag

Highly Commended:  Delphis Eco and Vegware

 

RISING STAR AWARD

The FPA Inaugural Rising Star Award to KATHERINE FLEET, RPC Group

 

CHAIRMAN’s AWARD

Chairman’s Award 2017 to NEIL WHITTALL, Huhtamaki UK

 

JUDGES

CSR & SUSTAINABILITY JUDGES

Helen McFarlane – McDonald’s Restaurants
Iain Ferguson – Co-op
Trewin Restorick – Hubbub
Paul Rhodes – Greggs
Professor Rob Holdway – Brunel University and Giraffe Innovation
Paul Vanston – INCPEN
Derek Robertson – Keep Scotland Beautiful

 

PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD JUDGES

Matt Spencer  – Caffe Nero
Karen Graley – Waitrose
Dick Searle – Packaging Federation
Paula Chin – Pret A Manger
Phil Chadwick – Packaging News
Nehal Thakkar – KFC
Mike Hanson – Baxter Storey

FPA Awards Sustainability FPA Awards Rising Star FPA Awards Regional Distributor FPA Awards Product Innovation FPA Awards National Distributor FPA Awards Manufacturer of the Year FPA Awards Foodservice Retailer FPA Awards Foodservice Operator FPA Awards Food & Drink Manufacturer FPA Awards Corporate Social Responsiblity FPA Awards Chairman.

For more information about the Awards, please contact FPA Executive Director Martin Kersh on email admin@foodservicepackaging.org.uk or call 02079 938343.

 

For more information about the FPA and the benefits it delivers for members please go to www.foodservicepackaging.org.uk