On Thursday 9th April, Cost Sector Catering honoured industry personnel at their annual award ceremony which was held at the London Hilton Metropole.
Over 800 people attended, and Anglia Crown were delighted and proud to sponsor the Care Catering Award category on the night, our very own Cameron Clark, Product Development Manager was there to present the award. We send our congratulations to all finalists and to Jason Jones from the Catering Academy for his win.
Congratulations were also in order for Age UK chairman Dianne Jeffrey, who has led both the Malnutrition Task Force and the Hospital Food Standards Panel in recent years, as she was honoured with the Public Sector Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jeffrey, who was made a CBE in 2011 for her work has long standing links with the health and social care sectors having been chairman of High Peak & Dales Primary Care NHS Trust, the NHS Confederation and Anchor Trust.Taking on the role of chairman when the Department of Health set up the independent Hospital Food Standards Panel in November 2013. It was reported in August last year and its mandatory standards came into force on April 1st with a focus on quality, choice and promoting a healthy diet on patients and staff.
The Contract Catering Award was presented to Geoffrey Harrison, the chairman and founder of Harrison Catering. After a long career working for others, Harrison set up his own company at the age of 50 and today oversees a contractor working across the schools and B&I sectors that turns over £57m a year and serves 100,000 meals a day at 270 different locations.
Other victories on the night included Elior UK, with the Contract Caterer Award, and Andy Jones, who works for ISS Facilities Services and steps down as chairman of the Hospital Caterers Association later this month, being presented with the Healthcare Award.
The full list of the night’s winners and finalists can be found here.
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