Cranswick wins Caterer Product Excellence Award

Cranswick wins Caterer Product Excellence Award for it's Woodall's Royale Air-Dried Ham in the ‘Meat, Game, Poultry & Fish’ category

Innovation in product development has been recognised at the 2014 Product Excellence Awards. Twenty-nine winners were recognised at a celebration on the 2nd December 2014 at Westminster Kingsway College, London.

James Crease, Sales Manager for Woodall’s and colleague Amy Knibbs attended the event and proudly collected the award on the night.

The awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector, represent the very best examples of product development in the industry.

With product sourcing vital to business success, the innovations on show are a product of rising expectations in the market and fierce competition among operators.

The awards were presented by Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer and Oliver Cock, commercial director for Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Cock said: "The judges have spoken and chosen some fantastic winners this year. Great products are absolutely fundamental to the success of our industry and we are lucky to have had such a fantastic array to choose from. The Product Excellence Awards allow us to celebrate the producers and suppliers that enable us to deliver the very best food and service.”

The judging sessions took place over five days, with the winners decided by industry experts from across all sectors of hospitality. The judges tasted more than 120 products and debated nearly 100 pieces of equipment as they sought excellence in flavour, design and innovation.