2019 Winners


The best and the brightest stars of the frozen industry were recognized at the British Frozen Food Federation’s People Awards 2019, following the BFFF Annual Business Conference.


The awards were presented at a glittering event at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel, where finalists were invited to an exclusive reception before the awards dinner, where they celebrated their achievements amongst their peers.



The evening’s winners were:

Technical Champion:

 Kelly Orme, Caterforce

Technical Champion

Zoe Beauvoisin, Apetito

Health and Safety Champion

Rob Ironmonger, Greenyard

Operations Manager of the Year

Thomas Hunt, Hunt’s Foodservice

Business Transformation of the Year

Adam Smith, Iceland

Customer Champion

Naz Haq, Bidfood

Rising Star

Daniel Morris, Billington Foodservice

Innovation Team of the Year

Mahesh Patel, Gemma Young, Martin Eshelby, Catherine Ekundayo, Vicky Tripp

Lifetime Achievement Award

Andy Breffit, Hopwells

Marketer of the Year

Claire Hoyle, Birds Eye

Unsung Hero

Mark Hardy, Apetito

Purchaser of the Year

Rachel Hartwell, Bidfood

Charity & Community Champion

Lisa Hayas, Apetito

Supply Chain / Logistics Team of the Year

Keepak – Frozen Division, Keepak

Apprentice of the Year

Alina Solomaka, Iceland

Judges Special Award

Declan Crofts, Barnsley College

Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen Waugh, Ardo UK

BFFF Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 - Stephen Waugh

BFFF People Award Winners 2019

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