We are proud to announce that nine colleagues have been shortlisted across five prestigious categories for this year’s Women In Meat Awards. But with winners being decided by public vote, we need your help to ensure we walk away with as many awards as possible by casting your vote here.

The 2022 awards follow last year’s success when Kasia Szynal, Technical Manager, walked away with the Manufacturing/Processing award as well as three other colleagues who were shortlisted across three honours.

This year’s contenders include:

Foodservice Award
Tracy Charlton – Ruskington Site Director
Tara Ellwood – King’s Lynn Shift Manager

Manufacturing/Processing Award
Zoe Bruce – Customer Direct Co-op
Helen Webb – Technical Manager, Agriculture

Training & Education
Kylie Quantrill – King’s Lynn HR Manager

Rising Star Award
Kelli Cashel – Demand Planning Manager
Heidi Dekker – Customer Compliance Manager, Agriculture
Clare Powell-Truck – Agriculture Customer and Sustainability Manager
Sophie Smith – Ruskington Technical Manager

Ivan Siqueira, President of Pilgrim’s UK, said: “I’m extremely proud that nine colleagues have been acknowledged. To be nominated is a recognition that our employees are amongst the best. Women within Pilgrim’s UK play a vital role in every aspect of our business and I am confident these nominations will inspire other women to progress and join our industry. I look forward to seeing how many awards we walk away with and will keep my fingers crossed – best of luck to everyone.”

The Women In Meat Industry Awards are designed to recognise the vitally important contributions that women make to the meat sector. This unique awards initiative is driven by reader nominations and votes, with an expert judging panel gathering to select the overall Meat Businesswoman of the Year recipient. The results will be announced 11th November in London.

VP of HR, Rachel Baldwin, added: “We need every colleague to vote and help us bring home the gold. Make sure you spread the word and get your colleagues, friends and family all involved. The more we vote the better the chance of winning.”

The business also supported a nomination for Waitrose within the Multiple Retailing Award for Gaynor Stokes, Category Technical Manager, who we also hope walks away with an award. In addition, Katia Feliz, Area Manage at our sister company, Moy Park, has also been shortlisted for the Poultry Award.

You can read through the finalists, learn more about the awards and vote here.