Westaway Sausages is Meat, Seafood and Poultry Manufacturer of the Year.
The awards dinner organised by Food Manufacture magazine was an opportunity for some 400 guests from the industry to socialise and to recognise the huge contribution the sector has made over the last 3 years.
It was a really enjoyable evening, I was inspired by stories of real heroism in the face of every challenge that you might imagine.
Until you have a chance to reflect with colleagues, we do not realise what we have all achieved in these challenging times.
For us as a small family-owned company to be recognised in such company was inspirational.
What will this award mean for Westaway Sausages?
It is third-party recognition that Westaways is the real deal, a company that cares, that has a vision.
It provides a chance to reflect on a team achievement. A badge of honour worn with pride. We have proven what is possible, we will continue to challenge what is normal in our sector.
Our brand has pioneered at least five major innovations on sustainability. We seek to establish new materials, new processes and a new way of thinking that ensures what we do has a positive effect on the environment and the communities we work in. This award recognises this work and helps us scale our ideas faster.