Now that the fuss and hype of the Brit Awards and the Grammy’s are over, we can get on with announcing something much closer to our hearts. We’re talking, of course, about the Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards!
And the winners are…
Huge congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards!
HACCP Student of the Year – Michael Murray of Hilltop Honey Ltd
Auditing Student of the Year – Karen Miles of Soreen
Food Safety Student of the Year – Sergei Jegorov of Speedibake
Individual Excellence Award – Molly Jones of BBF Ltd
Company Excellence Award – Ornua Ingredients Europe
Ethical Excellence Award – Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Ltd
How we decide the winners
The awards began in 2015 to coincide with our company’s 25th birthday. Outstanding delegates from all courses throughout the year – both open and in-house – are noted by the trainers. We then decide on a shortlist and the eventual winners. The eventual winners don’t necessarily attain the highest examination results. It is a combination of results, interaction and a genuine interest in the subject. Every individual winner receives a trophy, a certificate and £250 towards their next training course with Verner Wheelock.
The Company Excellence Award goes to a company that has invested in training across the board, with good examination results for the delegates. Companies receive a trophy and certificate and £500 towards training with us.
Nominees for the Ethical Excellence Award are selected for their management’s commitment to continuous improvement and for going over and above the minimum requirements of the audited standard.
Could you win one of our 2023 awards?
To be in with a chance of winning a Verner Wheelock Award, you need to attend one of our courses. We have several open courses to choose from. Just take a look at our latest training calendar.
Alternatively, if your company has five or more staff to train, most of our courses are available in-house at your own premises. For information about booking a SMETA ethical audit, please visit our dedicated ethical section on our website.