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11 October 2012

Premier Foods wins award for its Learning and Development

Premier Foods, home to some of Britain’s best loved brands, has won the John Sainsbury Award for Learning and Development, a national food industry award for its Breakthrough leadership programme.

Premier Foods, home to some of Britain’s best loved brands, has won the John Sainsbury Award for Learning and Development, a national food industry award for its Breakthrough leadership programme.

The Company was one of thirteen recipients of the IGD Food Industry Awards which were announced this week in London. The awards recognise achievements of companies in food manufacturing, farming, retail, distribution, wholesaling and foodservice. 

Premier Foods’ Breakthrough leadership programme was developed in partnership with KBA Solutions. It equips key managers with the confidence and skills to lead the business through the acceleration of its turnaround and the programme forms a significant part of its leadership and development training.

The Awards were presented by Justin King, Chief Executive of J Sainsbury, and he said: “Premier Foods Breakthrough leadership programme is using highly robust methods and content to prepare leaders for bigger roles, to build effective cross functional teams, and to shift the company from being trading-driven to be marketing-led.” 

Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive, IGD, commented: “The IGD Food Industry Awards recognise the best-in-class and demonstrate some of the most exciting new thinking in our sector. I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Premier Foods for their outstanding learning and development programme.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. For further information or photography on the Food Industry Awards 2012, visit www.igd.com.
2. IGD provides information, insight and best practice to the food and grocery industry worldwide.
3. As Britain's largest food producer, Premier Foods is committed to being ‘The Best in British Food’ - 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, Hovis, Loyd Grossman, Mr. Kipling, Oxo and Sharwood’s . The company employs around 10,000 people operating from over 40 sites from Plymouth to Glasgow.


For more information, please contact:
Lisa Attenborough, Director of Communications    01727 805716
Tracey Saunders, Communications Officer, IGD    01923 857141


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