SOFHT Awards Sponsors 2013

Best New Product & ServiceWaitrose

Sponsored by Waitrose

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. The Society wishes to receive nominations for a product, or service, or item of equipment that has delivered an innovative product, and/or approach, and/or system to the industry. The product should be identifiably different to any existing product in its category or area of activity, providing a new experience and/ or additional benefits to existing and/or new customers. The product must be readily available in the market and have proven performance with endorsements from at least two food industry customers.


Company of the Year Musgrave Retail Partners GB Ltd & 3M Food Safety

Sponsored by Musgrave Retail Partners GB Ltd & 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 range of packaging.

There are 2 awards in this category:

  1. Company with LESS than 100 employees.
  2. Company with MORE than 100 employees.

Best TrainerFoodChain Europe

Sponsored by Food Chain Europe

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.

NOTE: At least two references to be provided to support application.


Best Training CompanyRokill Pest Control Services

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.

NOTE: At least two references to be provided to support application.


Best Auditor or TechnologistASR Group , Tate & Tyle Sugars

Sponsored by Tate & Lyle Sugars

This category is designed to find a person who is currently active in the food industry, and who is providing an exceptional auditing/ technical service and expertise. The Society wishes to receive nominations for persons who provide their service and expertise in a manner that is over and above the expected standard or contracted service levels.

NOTE: At least two references to be provided to support application.


The SOFHT AwardSOFHT

For the Most Significant Contribution

This category is for a company or person who has made a significant contribution to the food industry, with particular emphasis on Food Safety and/or Food Hygiene and/or Food Technology. The winner will be from any area of the food industry manufacturing, retailing, service provision, etc. It is anticipated that the contribution will have been evident over a number of years, although any specific, significant and major contributions over the previous 12 months will be considered.


Nominate Online

Please click here to Nominate Online

Nominations are welcome from all disciplines within the food industry and its suppliers.

Nominate By Post

Please click here to download the Nomination Form

Closing date for Nominations Friday 6th September 2013. 

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