The frozen food industry has celebrated its stand-out individuals and teams in the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) People Awards.
The awards, which returned after the pandemic, took place on Thursday evening (16 June) in London as part of the BFFF Gala Dinner, and recognised many of the industry’s unsung heroes: people who had helped ensure food supplies continued throughout Covid-19 pandemic.
In total 19 people and teams were recognised across 11 categories, with former Iceland joint managing director, Nigel Broadhurst receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other winners included Health and Safety Champion, Peter Jenkins of Dalziel Ingredients, The Ice Co’s Top Bank team that collected the Supply Chain/Logistics Team of the Year award and Declan Henderson of Apetito, who claimed the Rising Star Award.
Richard Harrow, BFFF chief executive, said: “Following an incredibly challenging period, the People Awards are the perfect opportunity to reward those who have gone above and beyond for their businesses, their communities and the frozen food sector.
“The role frozen plays in tackling issues such as food waste has never been more important, so giving those working tirelessly behind the scenes a morale boost in this way is therefore equally important.”
Award categories were open to BFFF members from both foodservice and retail sectors, as well as associate members where relevant.
The awards were judged by Robert Reader, supply chain account development director at GXO, Isaac Fisher, general manager of Pukka Pies, Marcus Coleman, CEO of Seafish and Vince Craig an independent consultant to the food industry.