19 October 2016

Premier Foods toasts success at IGD Awards

Premier Food’s CEO Gavin Darby was the proud recipient last night (Tuesday), of the coveted ‘President’s Cup’ at the Institute of Grocery Distribution’s (IGD) annual awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster. 

The award was presented by Andy Clarke, President of IGD, in recognition of the significant overall contribution Premier Foods has made to IGD’s various groups and charitable activities including the Feeding Britain’s Future programme supporting young people in the skills they need to find employment. The company also plays a major part in IGD’s healthy eating programme and co-chairs the Technical Leaders Forum as well as supporting a range of other IGD initiatives.

Andy Clarke, President of IGD said: “I’m delighted to present the President’s Cup this year to Gavin and Premier Foods. Premier is a longstanding and considerable supporter of IGD’s charitable programmes, helping to deliver public benefit across areas from sustainability and nutrition, as well as employability. The company has led the way in collaborating with other companies in the delivery of Feeding Britain’s Future workshops, and has been involved in our Schools’ Programme since its pilot in 2014. It’s also been a really active champion of our Healthy Eating Programme from its inception and participates widely across our Industry Working Groups, most recently taking chairmanship of our Technical Leaders’ Forum. This award is well deserved.”

Gavin Darby said: “We’re incredibly proud to have been recognised for our contribution. IGD plays a very important role in fostering collaboration amongst the food and grocery industry and helping to develop people working in, or looking to join, the industry. We’re fully committed to playing a leading role in supporting the charity’s valuable work.” 

This year alone, Premier Foods plans to support up to 60 schools visits as part of IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future programme and are a key supporter of its pilot Jobathon programme, working in partnership with Job Centre Plus to offer skills training to the young unemployed.

The winners of the IGD Awards were selected by judges from across the food and grocery supply chain and announced at last night’s glittering ceremony, which was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Fiona Bruce.

Notes to editors:
As one of Britain's largest food producers, Premier Foods is committed to delivering the taste the British love, with food that's made in Britain by people who understand British consumers. We supply a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain's best loved brands, including Ambrosia, Batchelors, Bisto, Loyd Grossman, Mr Kipling, Oxo and Sharwood’s. The company employs more than 4,000 people operating from 15 sites from across the country.

IGD is a research and training charity that helps the food and grocery industry to deliver the needs of the public.

For more information, contact Marisa Fitch, Head of External Affairs: [email protected]/ 01727805417.

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