Women In Meat Industry Awards move online
The popular initiative has received well over 9,000 votes – a record number, and is set to reveal nine category winners and one overall winner – the Meat Businesswoman of the Year.
Sharon Yandell of YPL Exhibitions & Events commented: “The ceremony is normally a physical event taking the format of a black tie dinner, but once again the Coronavirus problem has meant that a very popular and well supported industry occasion has to react to a situation not of our making and as a result it will change format to meet government social distancing and public assembly requirements.
“We originally scheduled a black tie dinner for 13th November with the usual celebration party afterwards. As circumstances developed we then reviewed the event still further proposing a smaller lunch and presentations at Butchers Hall for 2nd December. Regretfully however, following recent government announcements, it has become clear that we have no other sensible choice but to conclude the Awards this year online.”
The decision to change format follows a highly successful online broadcast for the recent Meat Management Meat Industry Awards ceremony back on 8th September. Sharon Yandell continued: “I think we have already proven that we can and will create a highly professional and engaging event online and therefore everyone involved can expect a great occasion which will be professional, good fun and slick. In fact, online events like this if done well get far greater coverage than events that combine a lunch or dinner. Obviously online is different, but still do a really great job in rewarding and generating publicity for the winners and in recognising excellent people and companies.
“I would particularly like to thank our partners who support this unique Awards programme and help us recognise the brilliant job our finalists and winners do for the UK meat industry.”
The 10 categories to be recognised on 2nd December are:
Meat Businesswoman of the Year Award
Meat Businesswoman Award Foodservice
Meat Businesswoman Award Retailing
Meat Businesswoman Award Manufacturing
Meat Businesswoman Award Craft Butchery
Meat Businesswoman Award Trade Body
Meat Businesswoman Award Wholesaling
Meat Business Woman Award – Industry Supplier
Meat Business Woman Award – Training & Education
The Rising Star Award
Although the 2nd December broadcast date has already been set for the ceremony the actual time of day to tune in is yet to be confirmed and organisers promise that will be revealed soon.
In the meantime, all the finalists can be viewed online at the website along with other information: womeninmeatawards.com.
For companies wishing to be involved with partnership opportunities email without delay: Michelle Ingerfield
Information for editors:
The Women In Meat Industry Awards, organised by Meat Management magazine, are designed to recognise the vitally important contributions that women make to the meat sector.
This unique awards initiative is driven by reader nominations and votes, with an expert judging panel gathering to select the overall Meat Businesswoman of the Year recipient (presented to one of the other category winners).
Find out more at www.womeninmeatawards.com