The British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) People Awards are back with new categories to celebrate the unsung heroes of the frozen food industry.
The awards will take place in September in a COVID-secure virtual event.
Richard Harrow, BFFF chief executive, said: “Following an incredibly challenging year these awards are the perfect opportunity to reward those who have gone above and beyond for their businesses, their communities and the frozen food sector.
“We’re inviting you to enter yourself or nominate individual colleagues and teams from across your business to ensure everyone involved in making the frozen food industry a success is given the recognition they deserve. If you work with another BFFF member that you feel deserves an award, you’re welcome to enter on their behalf as well.
“The role frozen plays in tackling issues such as food waste has never been more important, so giving those working tirelessly behind the scenes a morale boost in this way is therefore equally important.”
Categories are open to BFFF members from both foodservice and retail sectors, as well as associate members where relevant. There are eight categories, including a new ‘Pandemic Hero Award’ for this year. All entries will be judged by a panel which represents the full breadth of the industry, from HR to senior management.
The deadline for entries is 30 July. For more details and to enter, visit https://bfff.co.uk/event/the-frozen-food-people-awards-2021/
People Award categories
Operations Manager of the Year
Demonstrating outstanding performance improvement from across the production, technical or health and safety functions of the business.
This award recognises teams or individuals being able to adapt under the constant changing conditions we have faced over the last year.
Recognising a team or an individual who has had the determination to work with charities, food banks or communities to help keep families going.
Rising Star Award
This award recognises the future leaders of the frozen food industry. The winner will be able to demonstrate how they have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their current position to help drive measurable results.
Sustainability Champion Award
Someone who has identified or devised a solution that has had a positive environmental impact at low or negative cost to the business.
Pandemic Hero Award
This award will go to an inspirational individual who has supported colleagues or communities through the pandemic with their work.
Health & Safety Award
Over the past year health and safety has taken an increased level of influence, so this award is for those in this area that have gone the extra mile.
Supply Chain/Logistics Team of the Year Award
A team-based award for supply chain, logistics or warehousing operations involving a single-site or across multi-sites. Teams should be able to demonstrate improvements in the efficiency of operations, logistics excellence and a positive impact on the bottom line.