So, the time has finally come. After much ‘deliberating, cogitating and digesting’ (as Lloyd Grossman used to say on Masterchef), we have pleasure in revealing the winners of the 3rd Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards. They have been chosen from nominations by our course tutors and as ever it has been a very difficult decision to make.
Awards recognise excellence
The Awards recognise the hard work, enthusiasm and flair of our delegates and their respective companies. All individual winners attended our classroom-based courses here in Skipton during 2017. All have achieved outstanding grades in advanced level exams.
So, without further ado, the winners of the 2017 Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards are:
HACCP Student of the Year – Nattakan Pinyopat, Warburtons
Food Safety Student of the Year – Kerrie Borthwick, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd
Auditing Student of the Year – Julie Ryan, CSM Bakeries
Individual Excellence Award – Brandon Green, Ornua Ingredients
Company Excellence Award – Shepherds Purse Cheeses
As well as receiving a trophy, the winners also get a voucher for £250 against any future classroom or in-house training with Verner Wheelock. The winner of the Company Excellence Award receives a voucher for £500.
Previous winners have included delegates from PAS Grantham, F Smales & Sons, Symingtons, pladis and Harper Green School. Also Bakkavor Desserts, Taylors of Harrogate, New Ivory and Sykes House Farm.
Verner Wheelock MD, Alison Wheelock said, “There are always certain people attending our courses who stand out as being exceptional. The Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards are a great way of recognising these talents. Our delegates continue to achieve excellent examination results and we’re very fortunate that we have longstanding relationships with so many companies within this industry. Huge congratulations to all our winners! “
We will be posting pictures of the winners with their awards in the next few weeks, so watch this space!