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.
FPA Manufacturer of the Year as voted for by FPA distributor members and sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies: KeCo
FPA National Distributor of the Year as voted for by FPA manufacturer members and sponsored by Klöckner Pentaplast: BIDFOOD
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
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
FPA Sustainability Award 2020 as judged by an independent panel and sponsored by Northwood: KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST: ‘One Year Anniversary of the Positive Plastics Pledge’
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 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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