On 11th February, we attended a virtual business awards event: the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021. We were shortlisted for the Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year category back in November, so we were delighted to be announced as the winner on the night.
Better still, later that same evening, we were announced as the winner of a second category: Small Food Manufacturing Company of the Year.
“To win two awards at such a high-profile industry event was amazing,” said company managing director, Shiraz Master. “There were some top companies there as finalists, so we were proud just to be taking part. To go on to win two categories was really gratifying, and testament to all the hard work put in by the whole Simply Doughnuts team.”
In all, 50 finalists competed across 13 award categories.
Entries for the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards impressed chair of judges Geoff Eaton, who said: “My biggest impression was just the sheer quality of submissions in a period where there’s been such an upheaval, with COVID and everything that’s been going on.”
A full statement by Mr Eaton and Food Manufacture Editor Rod Addy can be viewed in a video here.
A video of the whole awards ceremony can be found here. (The winners are announced from 21m.07s onwards. The Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year category results are announced at 33m.30s. The Small Food Manufacturing Company category results are announced at 37m.50s.)