IGD Awards celebrate the achievements of food and grocery companies in 2013

Leading figures from across the food and drink industry met last week to celebrate the great achievements of the grocery industry over the last year. The annual IGD Industry Awards included for the first time the Digital Innovation Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners of the Awards were picked by some of the industry’s top personnel, including representatives from IGD, Diageo, Fairtrade Foundation and Marks & Spencer.

The winners were announced at the Awards ceremony last night, hosted by television and radio presenter Gabby Logan.

Commenting on the IGD Industry Awards, Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive, said: “We were overwhelmed with the calibre of entries and winners this year. It’s great to recognise and share in the successes of people in our industry.

“The IGD Industry Awards recognise the best-in-class and demonstrate some of the most exciting new thinking and developments in our sector.

“This year we’ve seen small and large companies across the food supply chain giving consumers what they want and delivering for them on the things that matter – like making great strides in efficiency, sustainability and service.

“We congratulate all of the nominees and winners of the 2013 IGD Awards and wish them every success in the future. Let’s celebrate the companies and individuals that are leading the way in our sector.”

IGD is a research and training charity that helps the food and consumer goods industry deliver a secure and sustainable future.

Winners of the IGD Industry Awards and sponsors:

  • Morrisons won the IGD Industry Award for Employability, sponsored by Asda
  • P&G and Tesco won the IGD Industry Award for Business Transformation, sponsored by Boxwood
  • Burton’s Biscuit Company won the IGD Industry Award for Consumer and Shopper Excellence, sponsored by General Mills
  • Peter Barr, former Vion Chairman, won the IGD Industry Award for Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by IGD
  • Patrick Coveney, chief executive Greencore, won the IGD President’s Cup, sponsored by IGD
  • Asda won the IGD Industry Award for Digital Innovation, sponsored by Infosys
  • Charlotte Bearn from Charlie Bigham’s won the IGD Leading Edge Leading Light Award, sponsored by Mondelēz International
  • Innis & Gunn Brewing Company won the IGD Industry Award for Outstanding Small Business, sponsored by Morrisons 
  • Sainsbury’s won the IGD Industry Award for Health and Wellness, sponsored by Nestlé
  • CPM won the IGD John Sainsbury Award for Learning and Development, sponsored by Sainsbury’s 
  • Tesco won the IGD Industry Award for Supply Chain Innovation, sponsored by IGD Supply Chain Analysis
  • The Co-operative won the IGD Industry Award for Environmental Sustainability, sponsored by Tetra Pak
  • Nestlé won the IGD Industry Award for Ethical Responsibility, sponsored by The Co-operative
  • Morrisons won the IGD Industry Award for Enhancing Livelihoods, sponsored by Unilever