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Public Sector Catering unveils shortlisted Awards finalists – part one

4th Mar 2024 - 08:32
Public Sector Catering unveils shortlisted Awards finalists
The shortlisted finalists in the first five categories of the Public Sector Catering Awards have been announced. Other category shortlists will be announced each day this week, with a full line-up on Friday 8th March 2024.

Today (4th March) we reveal those shortlisted in the following categories: Care Catering Award, Marketing Award, Innovation Award, Health & Nutrition Award and the Sustainability Award.

The Public Sector Catering Awards are open to individuals, teams and organisations, including contract caterers operating in a public sector environment. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 4th April at the Hilton London Metropole. Book your place here.

This week Public Sector Catering will reveal the shortlisted nominees from 17 award categories. The final accolade is the Lifetime Achievement Award, which is chosen by a small industry panel. This is a tribute to a person or organisation, and recognises dedication, service and significant achievement in catering over a long period of time.

Speaking about the awards nominations David Foad, editor of Public Sector Catering, said: “We received just shy of 180 entries this year, which is not only a record but a jump up from the 154 of 2023, which at the time was the best-yet.

“There must be a number of financial ways of measuring whether the catering sector has bounced back from pre-pandemic levels of activity, but if you’re looking for a simple yardstick of confidence and enthusiasm then awards entries are as good a metric as any. Thank you for such an overwhelming reaction, it has provided us with a challenge it has been a pleasure to meet.”

Care Catering Award         

  • Aaron Derbyshire - Rose Court Care Home, HC-One
  • Rachel Keys - HC-One
  • Jane Mardle - TNS Catering - Friends of the Elderly
  • Eleanor MacPherson - Balcarres Care Home, HC-One
  • Ben Smith - Averill House Care Home, HC-One
  • Care UK Food and Hotel Services
  • Edgbaston Manor Catering Team - Care UK

Marketing Award              

  • Colm Bradley - Education Authority
  • Brakes
  • Harrogate Neighbours Meals on Wheels Service
  • Shire Services

Innovation Award             

  • Autocanteen Ltd
  • Cool Food Pro
  • East Riding Catering Services (ERCS)
  • ESS
  • Magic Breakfast
  • Compass Group One Retail Team

Health and Nutrition Award           

  • Louise Goodall - OCS
  • Caterlink Nutrition Team
  • Food Review Expert Panel
  • Healthy Zones Programme - School Food Matters
  • King's Food Team - King's College London

Sustainability Award         

  • Cardiff Met University
  • East Ayrshire Council Catering Team
  • King's Food Team - King's College London
  • University of Birmingham Food, Beverage, and Retail Team

If you are interested in booking a place at the awards ceremony, visit here. Tickets include a pre-dinner drinks reception on arrival (6.45pm), a three-course dinner (7.30pm), awards ceremony and after dinner entertainment until 1am. 

Written by
Edward Waddell