SOFHT Award Winners 2019

SOFHT-Awards-2019-Winners-banner The SOFHT Awards recognises and celebrates the excellence within the food industry and its associated industries. The Awards were judged by a panel of experienced food industry professionals from the Society’s membership. The winners were announced at the industry’s prestigious 40th SOFHT Lunch which were held at held at The Brewery, London on Thursday 14th November 2019.

Awards Winners Announced

ASR Group , Tate & Tyle SugarsBest New Product

Sponsored by ASR Group | Tate & Lyle Sugars

This broad category covers any aspect of food, service or equipment, and is designed to enable any company in the food industry, or supplying/servicing the food industry, to participate.


 NT Assure Neogen
NT Assure
Glass Onion & Dinepilot Apps
Reveal® Q+ MAX for Ergot Alkaloids
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Syn Lab
NGS Biofilm Analysis
Christeyns Food Hygiene
Fresh Check

Winner NT Assure


Company of the Year

Sponsored by 3M Food Safety

This category is for companies that have markedly and consistently produced an outstanding performance in their area/sector over the year, and demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • A marked, measurable and consistent improvement in standards over the year.
  • Successfully launched the most exciting and/or novel range  of new products or service (food, service equipment etc). Successfully launched the most exciting and/or novel
  • Successfully launched the most exciting and/or novel  range of packaging.


Holchem-Logo NT Assure food-allergy-aware
NT Assure Food Allergy Aware

Winner food allergy aware

Best Trainer

Sponsored by Hillbrush

This category is designed to find a person currently active in the food industry, who is providing training in a manner that provides one or more of the following:

  • An innovative programme, providing a novel approach to an existing topic.
  • An exceptional training capability recognised by peers and trainees.
  • A consistent high level of delivery.

The award is for someone who provides training in a manner over  and above the expected standard or contracted service levels.

Winner Dawn Fassam NSF International

Rokill Pest Control ServicesBest Training Company

Sponsored by Rokill Ltd

This category is for recognition of companies who provide  a training service to the food industry, whether or not this is providing formal qualifications or to recognised and established standards. Nominated companies should:

  • Provide a consistently high calibre of training; and/or
  • Introduce a novel training system or approach for training.

The award will be awarded to a company considered to be performing over and above the established levels, and is demonstrably improving training provisions for the food industry.


 ALS Academy Holchem-Logo  Percipico Training
ALS Academy Holchem Percipio Training

Winner Holchem

Best Auditor

Sponsored by ISS

The increase in auditing to confirm the standards of Food Manufacturers has provided Assurances of the operating standards within the Food Supply chain. This category will recognise an auditor, who has demonstrated continued excellence in their field of operation, in terms of knowledge, objectivity and pragmatism in their audit skills whilst ensuring ongoing conformance with recognised audit standard (s).

Winner Justin Rose Lloyds Register

Ashbury LabelingBest Food Technologist

Sponsored by Ashbury Labeling

The Society recognises that the food industry is supported by exceptional people in a range of roles who work to provide safe food, produced in hygienic conditions. These may include, Technical Managers, Quality Managers, NPD, Hygiene Operatives, Company Microbiologists, Packaging Technologists and Consultants. This category is to recognise those people for an outstanding or significant contribution in their particular field of work.


Finalist Aarron Aay Sai Global finalist-jane-barrow-NT-Assure finalist-robin-levin-sai-global
Aarron Day
SAI Global
Jane Barrow
NT Assure
Robin Levin
SAI Global

Winner Robin Levin SAI Global

The Dorothy Cullinane Awards

For the Most Significant Contribution

This special award, presented exclusively by SOFHT Council, is for a company or person that has made an outstanding contribution to the food industry, with particular emphasis on food safety and/or food hygiene and/or food technology

Winner Sterling Crew