The British poultry industry once again came together to celebrate the people that makes it a success – and made a plea for continued access to European labour after Brexit.
The annual British Poultry Council awards, held at the House of Commons, recognised the contribution of both long-serving staff and outstanding new entrants.
BPC chairman, John Reed, said: “We are here to celebrate the people of the poultry meat industry.
“From those just starting their careers right through to those who have given distinguished service over a long period.
“The poultry industry has been ‘home’ to many of us for more years than we care to remember.”
Distinguished Service: Mary Clark, 2 Sisters Poultry
Distinguished Service: David Harkin, Moy Park
Distinguished Service: David Keeble, Faccenda Foods
Marketing Award: Aviagen Marketing Team (led by Claudia Bell and Amie Crozier)
Aviagen was recognised for its success in organising the Tour de Ross, which raised more than £50,000 for charity
BPC/Zoetis Trainee of the Year: Sean Harrison, Faccenda Foods
Student Scholarship Award: Kirsty Reid