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BFFF People Awards Return to Recognize Pandemic Crisis Heroes

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The British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) People Awards are back with new categories to celebrate the unsung heroes of the frozen food industry. The awards presentation is scheduled to take place in September in a Covid-secure virtual event.

Richard Harrow, BFFF chief executive, said: “Following an incredibly challenging year these awards are the perfect opportunity to reward those who have gone above and beyond for their businesses, their communities and the frozen food sector.”

The trade association is inviting personal nominations as well as nominations for colleagues and teams that worked to ensure everyone involved in making the frozen food industry a success is given the recognition they deserve. If you work with another BFFF member that you feel deserves an award, you’re welcome to enter on their behalf as well.

“The role frozen plays in tackling issues such as food waste has never been more important, so giving those working tirelessly behind the scenes a morale boost in this way is therefore equally important,” said Harrow.

Categories are open to BFFF members from both foodservice and retail sectors, as well as associate members where relevant. There are eight categories, including a new “Pandemic Hero Award” this year. All entries will be judged by a panel which represents the full breadth of the industry, from HR to senior management.

The deadline for entries is 30 July. For more details and to enter, visit

Categories for All Awards

Operations Manager of the Year

Demonstrating outstanding performance improvement from across the production, technical or health and safety functions of the business.

Adaptability Award

This award recognizes teams or individuals being able to adapt under the constant changing conditions we have faced over the last year.

Charity/Community Award

Recognizing a team or an individual who has had the determination to work with charities, food banks or communities to help keep families going.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes the future leaders of the frozen food industry. The winner will be able to demonstrate how they have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their current position to help drive measurable results.

Sustainability Champion Award

Someone who has identified or devised a solution that has had a positive environmental impact at low or negative cost to the business.

Pandemic Hero Award

This award will go to an inspirational individual who has supported colleagues or communities through the pandemic with their work.

Health & Safety Award

Over the past year health and safety has taken an increased level of influence, so this award is for those in this area that have gone the extra mile.

Supply Chain/Logistics Team of the Year Award

A team-based award for supply chain, logistics or warehousing operations involving a single-site or across multi-sites. Teams should be able to demonstrate improvements in the efficiency of operations, logistics excellence and a positive impact on the bottom line.