Verner Wheelock Excellence Award Winners Announced!

Now that the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Grammy Awards are over, it’s time to announce the winners of some much more relevant awards. I’m talking, of course, about the Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards.

Launched in 2015, to coincide with our 25th anniversary, the Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards reward excellence in HACCP, Food Safety and Auditing. Additionally there are awards for Individual Excellence, Company Excellence and, for the first time, this year we have introduced an Ethical Excellence Award.

Awards Criteria

For the HACCP, Auditing and Food Safety Student of the Year awards, our course tutors nominate the delegates that they feel were outstanding in each relevant subject. These students demonstrated an exceptionally high level of competence and understanding during either our Level 4 HACCP, Level 4 Food Safety or Lead Auditor training. Moreover, the practical application of the skills they learned will have made a significant impact on their day-to-day operations. Their competence has been reflected in a set of impressive examination results.

And the winners of Verner Wheelock ‘Students of the Year 2018’ are ….

Sophie Trussell – Aimia Foods Ltd

Dyana Webb – Avara Foods 

Food Safety
Paul Thackray – Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc

Individual Excellence Award

For this award the individual will have shown genuine enthusiasm and interest in the training provided. They will have an obvious passion for developing and maintaining a HACCP and Food Safety culture within their company and will have participated fully in the interactive elements of the training, sharing their knowledge and experience with fellow delegates.

And the winner is …..

Joshua Horrocks

Pladis, Halifax

Company Excellence Award

The recipient of the Company Excellence Award has demonstrated a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement in food safety throughout their organisation. This is extremely topical, given the new section in the BRC Global Standards for Food Safety Issue 8, which came into force this month. They have a structured approach to training to ensure that staff, from new starters to management, have an understanding of Food Safety, HACCP and Auditing skills at a level appropriate to their role. Delegates from the company have undertaken a variety of different training with Verner Wheelock to enable them to undertake their jobs to the best of their ability and progress their careers within the food industry.

And the winner is …..

Loscoe Chilled Foods

Ethical Excellence Award

This is a newly-introduced award to acknowledge the hard work undertaken by companies in terms of operating in an ethical manner. The winning company has demonstrated a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement in ethical trading throughout the organisation. It has performed strongly in ethical audits and ensures that staff, from new starters to management, have an understanding of the ETI Base Code and ethical practices.

And the winner is ….

Keelings International Limited – Finedon

Could you be the winner of a 2019 Verner Wheelock Excellence Award?

Congratulations to all our award winners. Watch this space for photos of the winning delegates and companies. We are already on the lookout for outstanding delegates and companies for our 2019 Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards. Perhaps the next recipient could be you? As well as receiving the award and a certificate, individuals receive a voucher for £250 against the cost of their next Verner Wheelock course. This amount is £500 for the company awards.

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