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Winners of Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 revealed

  • Winners of Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 revealed
The winners of the Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 have been revealed during an online ceremony presented by Olympic medallist, Katharine Merry and Meat Management publisher, Graham Yandell.

The 51 finalists were recognised in a new bespoke online format which crowned ten category winners including the overall winner of the Meat Businesswoman of the Year.

For anyone that missed the ceremony, the full presentation is available to view on demand now or to share online here. Viewing time is around 45 minutes.

The 2020 winners are:

Meat Businesswoman Award – Trade Body: Margaret Boanas, chairman, International Meat Trade Association (IMTA).

Meat Businesswoman Award – Foodservice: Tracey Gardner, account director, Fairfax Meadow.

Meat Businesswoman Award – Retailing: Tricia Sykes, senior manager – technical and quality, meat fish and poultry, Asda.

Meat Businesswoman Award – Training and Education: Georgina Corbett, shift manager, butchery academy area leader, Cranswick plc.

The Rising Star Award: Katie Potter, butcher, Tim Potter Son & Daughter Ltd.

Meat Businesswoman Award – Industry Supplier: Dr Fiona Roberts, technical supply chain analyst, Foods Connected.

Meat Businesswoman Award – Manufacturing/Processing: Mairéad McCullough, site technical manager, ABP.

Meat Businesswoman Award – Craft Butchery: Rachel Godwin, company director/head butcher, Alternative Meats Ltd.

Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling: Melanie Greaves, director/owner, T&G Wholesale Meats Ltd.

Meat Businesswoman of the Year: Margaret Boanas – IMTA chairman.

Full background information about the winners, as well as details of the finalists can be found in the December edition of Meat Management magazine both in print and online within the e-magazine, which can be viewed here.

Graham Yandell, publisher of Meat Management magazine, said: “Despite the extraordinary challenges we have all faced this year, it was great to be able to recognise many talented people who make up our industry.

“Although Covid-19 guidelines prevented us from staging a physical ceremony, the online format, along with the help of our special guest host, Katharine Merry, allowed us to truly appreciate the hard-work and dedication of the 51 finalists plus the category winners.

“Having received over 9,000 votes for this year’s initiative, the Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 will certainly go down as one of the most memorable yet with wide industry engagement. However, those who were unable to tune into the ceremony live can stream the full video on-demand now - so be sure to catch up on all the proceedings.

“Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to our partners, our host Katharine Merry and to offer many congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”

Winner of the Meat Businesswoman of the Year Margaret Boanas added: “I am delighted to accept this award, and to see women being recognised in our industry. Research acknowledges that companies with women in senior management roles perform better than those without, we need the brightest and best across all sectors in order to deal with the challenges we are facing.”

To view the full Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 Brochure, click here.


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