United Biscuits has achieved the President’s Award at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards 2013.

Held at London’s Vinopolis on 14 November, the company was commended by FDF president Jim Moseley, having already won the Exporter of the Year (Large Company) Award, earlier that evening.

TV and radio newscaster Katie Derham presented winners with their trophies.

The Awards recognise the achievements of food and drink businesses across a number of categories including: Innovation, Community Partner, Good Employer, Exporter of the Year, Environmental Leadership, Health and Wellbeing Champion, Growth Business, Education Initiative, Food and Drink Scientist, Food and Drink Engineer, and Apprentice of the Year.

The FDF President’s Award winner is chosen by the FDF president from amongst the category winners.

In a statement, United Biscuits said that is was both "proud and honoured" to have won the Exporter of the Year Award and the  President’s Award.

Commenting on the award, Moseley said: “Winning an FDF Award is a real coup for any food and drink business. This year’s award entries were truly inspiring and reflected the hard work, passion and creativity of those working in our industry. I believe that United Biscuits deserves special recognition in this year’s awards for its work to boost exports, its collaboration with others to address the looming skills shortage and the way it drives innovation in the industry.” 

The 2014 FDF Awards will launch on 13 January 2014


President’s Award - United Biscuits

Food and Drink Engineer - Ian Rigby, PepsiCo UK and Ireland

Apprentice of the Year

Apprentice of the Year: Paul Morgan from Mondelèz International
Highly commended: Jordan Philips from Nestlé UK 

Food and Drink Scientist - Tom Hollands, Raynor Foods

Education Initiative
(SME) Agrico UK – Tattie Tastic Project
(Large) Mondelèz International – Taste of Work Programme

Growth Business - Charlie Bigham’s

Health and Wellbeing Champion - Mondelèz International for ‘Health for Life’ in Primary schools

Environmental Leadership
(Large) Nisa and DHL - Go Green
(SME) Raynor Foods – Minimising Food Waste

Innovation - Apetito

Good Employer - Britvic Soft Drinks

Exporter of the Year
(SME) Elmgrove Foods
(Large) United Biscuits

Community Partner - Mid-Counties Co-Operative