Apprentice of the Year: Michal Chalupka – Britvic PLC; Jordan Brosnan – Coca-Cola European Partners; David Blunt – Premier Foods; Matty Desforges – Samworth Brothers Ltd; Ryan Newton – Tereos UK & Ireland; Katie Lines – Weetabix Food Company Limited.

Brand Launch of the Year: Birds Eye – Birds Eye Green Cuisine; KP Snacks – McCoy’s Muchos; Little Dish – Little Dish Fresh Finger Food; PepsiCo – Naked Lean; Premier Foods – Mr Kipling; Princes.

Campaign of the Year: Birds Eye – Birds Eye Steamfresh Eat In Full Colour; Britvic Soft Drinks – Sticky situation? Time to Tango; Company Shop Group – Surplus Super Heroes by Company Shop Group; KP – KP ‘Check Your Nuts’ Movember Campaign; Meatless Farm – The Meatless Consumption Target; Mondelez International – ‘Donate your words’; The Watercress Company – #watercress Grab it, Try it, Share it.

Community Partner: Birds Eye – Birds Eye Veg Power Education Initiative – reigniting the love of vegetables amongst UK youngsters (and their parents); Coca-Cola – Coca-Cola and StreetGames – Where Everyone Plays; Community Shop – Partnering with the community for a stronger future; Food – a fact of life; Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP); Premier Foods – McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition; The Bread and Butter Thing.

Diet and Health: Aunt Bessie’s (Nomad Foods) – Aunt Bessie’s Desserts Sugar Reduction; Kellogg’s – Kellogg’s Happy Guts Campaign; Kerry DaVinci Gourmet – Taste & Nutrition Renovation; Morning Foods – Fibreful Oatbran porridge; Nestlé UK and Ireland – Sugar and Calorie Reduction across Nestlé Confectionery (2015-2019); PepsiCo – Naked Lean; pladis – McVitie’s Sugar Reduction.

Education Initiative: Belazu Ingredient Company – Fresh Enterprise – Belazu and School Food Matters; Birds Eye – Birds Eye Veg Power Education Initiative – reigniting the love of vegetables amongst UK youngsters (and their parents); Britvic PLC – Britvic’s Young Persons Programme; Food – a fact of life; Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP); Premier Foods – McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.

Emerging Business: Aldomak – home of luxury goodies; Feya café; In the Welsh Wind Distillery; Made for Drink; NEMI Teas; Nurture Brands; PLAYin CHOC.

Environmental Leadership: Birds Eye – Follow the Fish – a successful story of sustainable sourcing by Birds Eye; Ferrero – Ferrero: global leaders in sustainable palm oil; Matthew Algie – Matthew Algie Sustainability 5 Year Plan (2017-2021); Midas Mead – Midas Mead’s Regeneration of Damaged Ancient Woodland; Milk & More – Milk & More’s environmental initiative; pladis UK and Ireland – #Road2Zero; The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Rivers Trust, Thames21 and Enfield Council – Broomfield Park Wetland.

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Santander UK): Belvoir Fruit Farms; British Corner Shop; Britvic PLC; Macsween of Edinburgh; Ramsden International; Wyke Farms Ltd.

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year: Jeff Nan – British Sugar; Jose Carles – Coca-Cola European Partners; Emma McLeod – Mondelez International; Karl Davidson – Pepsico; Ian Pugh – Premier Foods; Mark Carnell – Premier Foods; Jed Taylor – The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co.

Food and Drink Scientist of the Year (sponsored by Institute of Food Science and Technology): Dr Steven Muir – Agrico UK Ltd; Dan Hall – Campden BRI; Dr Danny Bayliss – Campden BRI; Dr Peter Hynes – Meatless Farm; Conan Fryer – Premier Foods.

HR Initiative: 2 Sisters Food Group – Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Reduction Program; apetito – Emerging Leaders Programme; Britvic PLC – myLife launch – supporting the wellbeing of our employees; Company Shop Group – Celebrating our second Queen’s Award with our colleagues; KP Snacks – KP4ME: Making rewards more rewarding; Moy Park – Moy Park Culinary Academy; PepsiCo – ‘Grow our Own’ Training and Education Programme.

Innovation (sponsored by Pentadel Project Management): Coppola Foods – Fabalous Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Chickpeas spread; Hunter & Gather Foods; Meatless Farm – Plant-based pea protein range; Pep & Lekker – New recipes, & sustainable packaging for Pep & Lekker; Purely Plantain – 3 Cheers for Health-Conscious Plantain; The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co -– The Pinter.

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist of the Year: James Collier – Huel; Lauren Woodley – Nomad Foods; Rebecca Fitzgerald – Starbucks Coffee Company; Edward Allen – Tata Consumer Products GB Ltd.

Rising Star (sponsored by PepsiCo UK & Ireland): James McComas – Birds Eye; Sara Lopez – Birds Eye; Anna Maitland – British Sugar; Amelia Cockran – Coca-Cola European Partners; Megan Eade – Reading Scientific Services Limited; Oliver Bradbury – Premier Foods.

Sustainable Packaging Initiative: ABP UK – Sustainable Meat Packaging Project; Border Biscuits – Border Biscuits removes 90 per cent of plastic from its packaging; Coca-Cola Great Britain and Coca-Cola European Partners – Coca-Cola: Working towards a World Without Waste; Little Freddie organic baby & toddler food – Little Freddie’s Zero Waste to Landfill Pouch Recycling Scheme; Montezuma’s Chocolate – Montezuma’s Sustainable Packaging – leading the way with recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging; Princes Limited – Recycled PET in soft drinks and edible oils.


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About Coppola Foods

Coppola Foods is an innovative food company committed to making good food better.

We offer a comprehensive range of premium quality, tasty, nutritious and sustainable food products together with an excellent level of service and attentive solutions to fulfil the needs of customers and markets.

Our range of authentic Italian food products are cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet. This includes tomatoes, legumes, vegetable products, sauces, condiments and grain products.

We are a fourth-generation family business with a long heritage in the production and marketing of food products, dating back to 1903 in Salerno, in Southern Italy.