The Ricoh Arena on 7-8 October became the venue for around 200 leaders from the UK’s fresh produce industry UK fresh produce industry to share industry insights, develop practical solutions and establish powerful connections. Featuring three stages of on-stage interviews, presentations, multimedia and interactivity, there were plenty opportunities to learn and get inspired.
The winners of the UK Fruit & Vegetable FPJ Awards received their trophies on the evening of Monday 7 October at an informal social evening. These are pan-industry fresh produce awards voted for by the trade itself and reward excellence across the industry, with FPJ subscribers voting for their winners in a transparent process.
This is a list of the winners:
UNSUNG HERO : WINNER: KRISS PORADA (FRESH FOOD CO EU)
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR: WINNER: ADAM LOCKWOOD (LOCKWOOD SALADS)
WOMEN IN PRODUCE AWARD 2019: WINNER: HARRIET DUNCALFE (H&H DUNCALFE)
THE SUSTAINABLITY AWARD 2019: WINNER: ALDI
THE INNOVATION AWARD 2019: WINNER: WEALMOOR
MARKETING OR DIGITAL INITIATIVE 2019: WINNER: AVA BERRIES (ANGUS SOFT FRUITS)
CHARITABLE INITIATIVE 2019: WINNER: SALLY ORANGE
WHOLESALE OR FOODSERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2019: WINNER: ANGUS SOFT GROUP
FRUIT GROWER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2019: WINNER: BLUE SKIES
VEGETABLE GROWER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2019: WINNER: FLAMINGO PRODUCE
FRESH PRODUCE RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2019: WINNER: ALDI
FPJ EDITOR’S AWARD: WINNER: VEG POWER