A YEAR OF HARD WORK REWARDED
Meade Potato Co. are honoured to have been nominated for a few different awards this year in various areas of operation recently including our website, sustainability, supply chain and health & safety.
CAN WE MAKE IT A DOUBLE?
In the Agribusiness Awards 2016, we have again been nominated for Fruit and Vegetable AgriBusiness of the Year. Having won this prestigious award last year, we hope we might make it a double and retain the crown again this year! We are also very proud of the Excellence in Health & Safety Award which is a recognition of the brilliant safety record we have in our farm and food production facility. The investments we have made both in extensive automated training and safety measures around the factory floor have resulted in very low rates of workplace accidents. Lastly, our sustainability record has been recognised again by the AgriBusiness Awards. Our waste prevention work is something of which we are proud, so recognition of that is very much appreciated.
ZERO FOOD WASTE IS A RESULT OF TOTAL FOOD MANAGEMENT
The Repak Awards also recognise work done on the sustainability front, and we are thrilled to have our efforts to effectively and sustainably channel food waste earn us a Food Waste Management Award nomination. Our desire to get the most out of all of our crops means that we are adept at finding markets for all our produce. Our new peeled potato range for the catering and wholesale sector has given us a great new market for our potatoes, with feedback from our customers being very positive. We channel as much of our produce as possible for the processing sector and community foodbanks with remaining produce and Class 2 going for stock feed locally. All these efforts translate into zero food waste for Meade Potato Company, which then translates into a better, more sustainable environment.
A WEBSITE WE CAN BE PROUD OF
We were also nominated for the Dot IE Awards in the category of Website Most Joyous to Look At and Fun to Use. While we were up against stiff competition from Neven Maguire's 1000 Days website and the Easter Commememoration websites, we were thrilled with the nomination for all the hardwork by Floweb, our web designers, and for all the content posted by yours truly!