08 September 2015

From Student Placement to Rising Star

Louise Eaton, a Product Development Technologist at our Food Research & Development Centre in Worksop, beat off stiff competition from companies large and small to be crowned the UK food industry's "Rising Star" at the Food and Drink Federation's annual awards held on 7 September.

Louise's rise to fame began during a student placement at Premier Foods while studying for her Food Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University. We valued her work so much that we offered her a job in product development on completing her degree in 2012. Louise was given responsibility for working on some of our biggest brands including Oxo and Bisto. 

Since then Louise has gone from strength to strength, helping develop a range of winning new products and getting involved in as many new things as she can. She's also a great ambassador for our industry, helping promote food science as a career option to young people at various events up and down the country.

Commenting on her accolade, Louise said: "I'm thrilled to win this prestigious award. I didn't expect it and it's a great honour to be recognised in this way. I'm very grateful to my colleagues for nominating me.”

Gavin Darby, CEO, said “We’re all really proud of Louise for this well-deserved award. She’s an inspiring example of how our investment in developing young talent is helping create the food industry stars of the future. We’re excited to watch Louise’s career with us develop.”

Read more about Louise and why she was chosen for this prestigious award on the Food and Drinks Federation website.

In total, Premier Foods had equal highest number of nominations at these hotly contested, ultra-competitive awards for the food industry. As well as Louise’s nomination, we were nominated for:
Apprentice of the Year - William Gray
Food and Drink Scientist - Luise Kloster
Community Partner - Macmillan Partnership
Campaign of the Year - Bisto Together Project / Mr. Kipling Life is Better with Cake

Well done to Louise for her win and all our colleagues and teams who were nominated!

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