Interfood Technology were delighted to be the sponsors of an Award which saw the Addo Food Group crowned ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Addo won one of 20 categories at the 2019 Meat Management Industry Awards presented as part of a celebratory dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 27 June.

This year the annual Awards attracted a record number of entries, with some 400 guests in Birmingham to see representatives from the winners receive their trophies from British magician and TV presenter Ben Hanlin.

Addo Food Group is a UK based producer of chilled savoury pastry products, with a wide range of brands, including household names such as Pork Farms, Walls and Bowyers. The company proved victorious in the hotly contested ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ category, sponsored by Interfood, winning against stiff competition from many of the UK’s leading food manufacturers and processors.

Interfood has been a long standing supporter of the Awards, with Mark Bishop, Joint Managing Director of Interfood, commenting – “events such as this, which celebrate the best that the UK meat industry has to offer, are an important way of rewarding those companies that continue to innovate to deliver the products that today’s consumers demand. We have a role to play in that process, offering the equipment and the all-important support services that help in the manufacture of such quality produce.

“As such, we are delighted to support the industry through initiatives such as the Meat Management Awards. Having received a number of awards over the years ourselves, we recognise their importance in driving the industry forward by shining a spotlight on those companies and individuals who are demonstrating best practice, professionalism and excellence in what they do. We offer our hearty congratulations to the Addo Food Group and indeed to all this year’s winners.”

In addition to the awards presented to companies, there were also a number for individuals, including George Williamson of Dunbia who won Young Manager of the Year and Penny Tomlinson of Fairfax Meadow who received the coveted Meat Management Excellence Award.

With representatives from meat manufacturers, the supermarkets, suppliers to the industry, trade organisations, catering butchers and independent retailers all amongst those who attended the Awards, the evening provided a true representation of the many facets that make up the UK meat industry.