Foodservice suppliers win big at Frozen Food Federation’s People Awards

11/02/2019 - 09:01
Foodservice suppliers Bidfood and Apetito both won three awards at the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) People Awards held on 7 February.

Apetitio’s Mark Hardy won the Unsung Hero award whilst Lisa Hayes won the Charity and Champion Award for her innovation of the ‘Sunday Lunch Club’ and Zoe Beauvoisin bagged the Development Champion award.

Bidfood won the Innovation Team of the Year award, and the Purchasing of the Year award went to Rachel Hartwell, whilst Naz Haq received the Customer Champion Award.

John Hyman, chief executive of BFFF, said: “Following such a successful launch year, it was great to see so many companies within the frozen food industry engaging in these awards for a second year and helping us champion the incredible talent that can found across all areas of our industry.

“The frozen food industry has set itself a £10bn growth target, and is currently the fastest growing category in retail at +3.6% and we need this continued level of talent from our frozen food superstars to continue to drive the industry forward in its success.

“The introduction of new categories to this year’s awards has allowed a light to be shone on even more successful individuals and initiatives across the industry, covering innovation, sustainability and creativity and everyone who has picked up an award tonight should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Other winners included Daniel Morris from Billington Foodservice who won the Rising Star award and Technical Champion, which went to Kelly Orme from Caterforce.

BFFF past President Stephen Waugh was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Unsung Hero: Mark Hardy, Apetito

Charity and Community Champion: Lisa Hayes, Apetito

Development Champion: Zoe Beauvoisin, Apetitio

Supply Chain/Logistics Team of the Year: Keepak Foodservice Solutions, Keepak

Operations Manager of the Year: Thomas Hunt, Hunts Foodservice

Business Transformation of Year: Adam Smith, Iceland Manufacturing Ltd.

Customer Champion: Naz Haq, Bidfood

Marketer of the Year: Claire Hoyle, Birds Eye

Innovation Team of the Year: The Innovation Team - Bidfood

Purchaser of the Year: Rachel Hartwell, Bidfood

Technical Champion: Kelly Orme, Caterforce

Health and Safety Champion: Rob Ironmonger, Greenyard

Rising Star: Daniel Morris, Billington Foodservice

Apprentice of the Year: Alina Solomka, Iceland

Judges’ Special Award: Declan Crofts, Barnsley College

Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Waugh, BFFF past President

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