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On 8th May 2015 at the Hilton Park Lane, the best own label groceries supplied by Britain's leading supermarket and retail chains were unveiled at a celebration lunch attended by industry leaders. Now in their tenth year The Grocer Food & Drink Own Label Awards recognise the best of the best in supermarket own label. During the celebratory lunch 70 Gold and Silver winners were announced. We are delighted to announce that Marks and Spencer won Gold in the Meatballs & Burgers category for the Cranswick produced Gloucester Old Spot Pork Burgers.
Asda Butcher’s Selection Roast in the Bag Sage & Onion Pork Loin Joint, manufactured by Cranswick Country Foods, won the Best Pork/Pig meat product at the2015 Meat Management Awards. The annual Meat Management Awards were held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 30th June with special guest, entertainer and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin. The roast in the bag sage & onion pork loin joint was developed by Cranswick in conjunction with Asda to create a versatile and convenient ‘direct to the oven’ traditional roast pork loin joint.
Last weekend (Saturday June 27th) saw 25 employees from Cranswick Country Foods set off on a 115-mile round bike ride to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Cranswick’s latest BRC Grade A certification marks its 100th consecutive highest attainment in what is believed to be a landmark achievement in the food industry and certainly within the meat industry. Last week Cranswick’s Valley Park site in Barnsley successfully retained its BRC Grade A certification. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is an industry benchmark of compliance.
This weekend (June 27th) will see 30 employees from Cranswick Country Foods set off on their bikes on a 120-mile round trip to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Cranswick wins Supplier of the Year Award for its supply of Freedom Food products into the OSI/McDonalds supply chain. The award is presented to the highest performing pork supplier based performance on every delivery made over the full year. Peter Mitchell said “I am really pleased that Cranswick Norfolk are the OSI 2014 “Pork Supplier of the Year” It reflects the sites contribution to consistently achieving the high standards we expect from our suppliers. Well done to the Norfolk team!”
Congratulations to both Cranswick teams - the Riverside Runners and the Cranswick Cruisers - who succesfuly completed the 2015 Asda Elan Valley Charity SAS Challenge last weekend! The eight Cranswick employees described the challenge as "incredibly tough" - and although they didn't win the challenge - they both completed the arduous course in time……..and the Cranswick Cruisers achieved the second fastest canoe time out of the 30 plus teams! All the completing teams received a finishing patch.
Good luck to our fearless Cranswick colleagues who are taking part in the Asda Elan Valley Charity Challenge 2015 this weekend! Tomorrow morning (16/05/15) eight Cranswick employees will join more than 30 teams in one of the toughest challenges in the UK based around the Elan Valley in Wales. The aim is for a team to complete a challenging 7-mile walk across the renowned mountain range, followed by a 2-mile canoe race. The next phase will test competitor’s metal with an aerial tree climb before taking on a 26-mile bike ride.
Cranswick was awarded Highly Commended in the Processor of the Year award at the Pig and Poultry Marketing Awards 2015. The 6th annual awards celebrate, reward and recognise greatness in the UK pig and poultry sectors and were presented on Thursday 30th April at the London Marriott County Hall in Westminster. The Processor of the Year category highlights businesses who process pork, poultry meat and egg products in synergy with the wider food chain and who build on good relationships, sound business principles and aims to work with producers from the UK.
Cranswick has been shortlisted for the Processor of the Year award at the Pig and Poultry Marketing Awards 2015. These awards celebrate, reward and recognise greatness in the UK pig and poultry sectors and will be presented on Thursday 30th April at the London Marriott County Hall in Westminster. The Processor of the Year category highlights businesses who process pork, poultry meat and egg products in synergy with the wider food chain and who build on good relationships, sound business principles and aims to work with producers from the UK.
Cranswick was awarded the Best Food & Beverage PLC at the UK Stock Market Awards 2015 which were held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London on 26 March 2015. The awards recognise and reward all that is great about publicly-listed British firms, the equity market which they choose to operate within and their enormous contribution to the United Kingdom's economy. Further details of the awards can be found here: www.stockmarketawards.com
The Group finished the year with a strong financial quarter. The Board expects to report a trading performance for the year ended 31 March 2015 in line with its expectations. View full statement >
The Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2015 were held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 26 February 2015. Following a vote by a panel of industry peers, Cranswick was awarded the ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’ for the second year running. The 2015 entry was based on the commitment to introduce energy saving technologies at two of the group’s processing sites. Further details of the awards can be found here: www.meatprocessingawards.co.uk
Cranswick was named Listed Business of the Year last night at a glittering ceremony at Leeds’ Queens Hotel for the 2015 Business Masters Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of some of the most successful and innovative businesses in Yorkshire – and saw 33 different businesses appear on the shortlist for the 10 awards. Cranswick was shortlisted into three categories: Manufacturer (Large), Exporter (Large) and Listed Business – and came away with the final prized award. The awards dinner was hosted by the BBC's Damian Johnson in front of a packed audience. Adam Couch, Cranswick’s Chief Executive, commented: “As a business we are absolutely delighted to receive this award. It gives recognition to the hard work and dedication from the thousands of employees at Cranswick, working as one team".