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FPA AWARDS NIGHT 2020 – Bunzl Catering Supplies receive ‘Highly Commended’ for Sustainable Future Footprint Tool

Friday March 6, 2020

The annual FPA awards took place on 5 March 2020 at the Grand Hotel Brighton and featured an awards exhibition in the Albert Room followed by a cocktail reception for the sparkling FPA Awards Night, with the industry celebrating innovation, creativity, sustainability and outstanding service.

Bunzl Catering Supplies received a ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the Sustainability Award category for its Sustainable Future Footprint Tool, a cutting-edge sustainability tool that provides product material data to reflect changing legislation, helping customers to identify and roll-out viable product alternatives in their business.

The Sustainable Future Footprint Tool took 5 months to develop in-house and was launched at a Sustainable Future Customer Forum in London and in Scotland in April 2019. Since the initial launch, Bunzl Catering Supplies has introduced and implemented the Sustainable Future Footprint Tool to over 20 of its key contracted customers.  The business will continue to work in partnership with all its customers using this unique tool to help customers map out a long-term approach to products and materials in the coming years.

Everything about the FPA Awards Night, from the pre-dinner cocktails to the fabulous food to the after-party, underlined why this is a such a great sector to work in and something for us all to be proud of.

Celebrity guest Patrick Monahan proved an excellent host, along with the superb singing waiters and waitress, whilst the winners justly celebrated their successes. The spirit of the event was reflected in the generosity of the guests in supporting FPA’s nominated charity WasteAid, almost doubling funds raised through a charity raffle.

Outgoing FPA Chairman Howard Colliver said that the industry deserved to celebrate its success.  It’s been a challenging year and we are facing uncertain times, but the industry will face the future robustly. New Chairman Mark Pawsey was welcomed to the FPA. The FPA Board paid a special, surprise, tribute to Howard Colliver and presented him with a commemorative trophy.

THE WINNERS

MANUFACTURER

FPA Manufacturer of the Year as voted for by FPA distributor members and sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies: KeCo

NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

FPA National Distributor of the Year as voted for by FPA manufacturer members and sponsored by Klöckner Pentaplast: BIDFOOD

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

FPA Regional Distributor of the Year as voted for by customers and sponsored by RPS and Daymark: YATE SUPPLIES

FOODSERVICE CATERING OPERATOR

FPA Foodservice Catering Operator of the Year as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by NCCO International: ARAMARK

FOODSERVICE RETAIL OPERATOR

FPA Foodservice Retail Operator of the Year as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by Rapid Action Packaging: GREGGS

FOOD & DRINK MANUFACTURER

FPA Food & Drink Manufacturer of the Year  as voted for by FPA members and sponsored by Bidfood: GREENCORE

PRODUCT INNOVATION

As judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Just Eat:

FRONT OF HOUSE – HUHTAMAKI: FUTURE SMART DUO LID

BACK OF HOUSE – ESSITY UK: Tork Xpressnap Fit

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Eco Surety: BRAKES: BR(e)AKING BOUNDARIES IN CSR

SUSTAINABILITY

FPA Sustainability Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Northwood: KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST: ‘One Year Anniversary of the Positive Plastics Pledge’

Highly Commended:

Bunzl Catering Supplies ‘Sustainable Future Footprint Tool’

DESIGN & MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR

FPA Design & Marketing Team of the Year Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Faerch: KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST: KP Infinity™

RISING STAR AWARD

The FPA Rising Star Award 2020 to Jack Lennox, Klöckner Pentaplast

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Chairman’s Award 2020 to Mark Byrne, Berry Global

 

Thanks To Our Judges

Laura Fernandez – Marks & Spencer

Nikki Grainge – Waitrose & Partners

Tony Corbin – Packaging News

Dick Searle – Packaging Federation

Helen McFarlane – McDonald’s Restaurants

Robin Clark – Just Eat

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