Community Partnership Award 2012
The winners were announced at a celebration lunch at Shakespeare's Globe, London on Wednesday 24 October 2012.
Congratulations to all of this year's winners!
The examples highlighted in this years case studies are
truly inspirational and show how food and
drink businesses can thrive whilst also being
committed to making a positive difference.
Food and drink is an essential part of everyone's
daily life but we want our consumers to be able to
celebrate our business as well as enjoy our products.
Our Community Partnership Awards are an important
opportunity to recognise the positive impact food
and drink businesses have across the country and to
celebrate their economic success.
In recognition of our industry's commitment to
sustainable growth, we introduced new categories in
this year's awards covering business growth, exports
and skills development, enabling us to recognise
how innovative and entrepreneurial food and drink
The top winners in these categories
- apetito, the Burton's Biscuit Company, Morrisons
and the William Jackson Food Group have all set the
gold standard, and have shown that fundamental to
economic success is looking after our greatest asset –
Looking ahead, next year will mark FDF's centenary
– a clear milestone in our history, and a moment to
both reflect on our past and to look to the future. Food
and drink businesses, both big and small, have a long
and rich history of looking after their communities and
over the last 11 years our awards have captured great
examples of this in action.
Whether it's working with local schools, sourcing
ingredients sustainably or showcasing British products
on the global stage, the food and drink sector is full
of great examples of how businesses can be both
successful and responsible.
We hope you will be inspired
by this year's winners and encouraged to look for more
ways to make a positive difference.
2012 Community Partnership Awards Winners
Mars Food UK
Apprentice of the year
Apprentice of the Year: Sam Roberts - Unilever
Apprentice Runner Up: Sam Ward - Nestlé
Highly Commended: Lydia Cebreiro - Nestlé
Highly Commended: Rob Boyle - United Biscuits
Gold: William Jackson Food Group
Gold: Mars Food
High Commended: Wrigley
Gold: Coca-Cola Enterprises
Silver: Adelie Food Group
Bronze: Thornton's Budgens
Gold: Burton's Biscuits Company
Sliver: United Biscuits
Gold: Midlands Co-operative Society
Growing Business of the Year: apetito
Health and Wellbeing
Gold: United Biscuits
Silver: Coca-Cola Great Britian
Bronze: Mars Chocolate UK
Gold: Border Biscuits
Silver: Warner's Retail
Bronze: General Mills
Last reviewed: 18 Oct 2012