THE FPA 2020 AWARDS

A WONDERFUL EVENING 

A sparkling FPA Awards Night took place at The Grand Brighton, with the industry celebrating innovation, creativity, sustainability and outstanding service.  Everything about the evening, from the pre-dinner cocktails to the fabulous food to the after-party, underlined why this is a such a great sector to work in and something for us all to be proud of.

Celebrity guest Patrick Monahan proved an excellent host, entertainer, mickey-taker and matchmaker along with the superb singing waiters and waitress, whilst the winners justly celebrated their success. The spirit of the event was reflected in the generosity of guests in supporting our charity WasteAid in almost doubling what we have raised so far through our charity raffle.

Outgoing Chairman Howard Colliver said that the industry deserved to celebrate its success.  It’s been a challenging year and we are facing uncertain times but the industry will face the future robustly. New Chairman Mark Pawsey was welcomed to the FPA.

The FPA Board paid a special, surprise, tribute to Howard Colliver and presented him with a commemorative trophy.

We toasted all the winners and partied into the night….

 

The Winners

 

MANUFACTURER
FPA Manufacturer of the Year as voted for by FPA distributor members and sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies:
KeCo
Finalists:
Amipak
Huhtamaki
NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR
FPA National Distributor of the Year as voted for by FPA manufacturer members and sponsored by Klöckner Pentaplast:
BIDFOOD
Finalists:
Bunzl Catering Supplies
Tri-Star Catering Supplies
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTOR
FPA Regional Distributor of the Year as voted for by customers and sponsored by RPS and Daymark:
YATE SUPPLIES
Finalists:  
Sovereign Partners
Nivek Catering Supplies
FOODSERVICE CATERING OPERATOR
FPA Foodservice Catering Operator of the Year as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by NCCO International:
ARAMARK
Highly Commended:
CH&CO
Baxter Storey
FOODSERVICE RETAIL OPERATOR
FPA Foodservice Retail Operator of the Year as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by Rapid Action Packaging:
GREGGS
Highly Commended:
Pret A Manger
Leon
FOOD & DRINK MANUFACTURER
FPA Food & Drink Manufacturer of the Year  as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by Bidfood:
GREENCORE
Highly Commended:
2 Sisters
Samworth Brothers

PRODUCT INNOVATION
As judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Just Eat:
FRONT OF HOUSE
HUHTAMAKI: FUTURE SMART DUO LID

BACK OF HOUSE

ESSITY UK: Tork Xpressnap Fit

 

Highly Commended:
Smith Anderson Group:  Recyclable Foil SOS / Grab Bag for Home Delivery
Klöckner Pentaplast: KP Infinity™
Nupik Flo: iPlastic 100% Recyclable & Biodegradable Tumblers
Pactiv: SECURITESMART
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Eco Surety
BRAKES: BR(e)AKING BOUNDARIES IN CSR
Highly Commended:
Bidfood: Action Against Holiday Hunger
SUSTAINABILITY
FPA Sustainability Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Northwood:

KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST: ‘One Year Anniversary of the Positive Plastics Pledge’

Highly Commended:

Bunzl Catering Supplies ‘Sustainable Future Footprint Tool’

DESIGN & MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR
FPA Design & Marketing Team of the Year Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Faerch:
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST: KP Infinity™
Highly Commended:
Rapid Action Packaging – Removing of Avoidable Plastic
Vegware – Design & Marketing Teams
RISING STAR AWARD
Jack Lennox, Klöckner Pentaplast

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
Mark Byrne, Berry Global