The best of the poultry industry was celebrated last night at the National Egg & Poultry Awards 2022, held in London to honour outstanding individuals, business excellence, and investment in the future.
Business leaders from all the major egg and poultry firms, representatives from industry bodies, and egg and poultry producers met in London for the awards ceremony, drinks reception and gala dinner to celebrate the industry’s achievements.
Comedian and broadcaster Lucy Porter hosted the ceremony, where a total of 16 awards were handed out, covering all aspects of the industry from the best in farming and processing, to up and coming talent in the veterinary and farming sectors.
In addition to three awards specifically designed to recognise young talent in the poultry sector: young vet of the year, young farmer of the year, and young processor of the year, this year saw the introduction of several new awards, including Special Achievement of the year.
The National Egg & Poultry Awards was launched in 2018 as an annual event by Poultry Business magazine and Lewis Business Media to recognise excellence and innovation in the egg and poultry sectors. Now in its fifth year, the standard of entries from across the country was excellent.
The judging panel was made up of BPC chief executive Richard Griffiths, turkey farmer Paul Kelly, BEIC chief executive Mark Williams, poultry farmer Charles Bourns, NFU poultry advisor Aimee Mahony, specialist in poultry veterinary medicine Kannan Ganapathy, and Poultry Business publisher Simon Lewis.
The winners announced last night in London are:
Young Farm Vet of the year: Charlotte Norman, St David’s Poultry Team
Young Farmer of the year: Matthew Donald, Donald Pig & Poultry
Young Processor of the year: Charlene Sedgwick, Heck
Pullet Rearer of the year: Wot-a-Pullet
Hatchery of the year: Annyalla Chicks
Egg producer of the year: The Good Egg Fellas
Egg packer of the year: St Ewe Free Range Eggs
Processor of the year: Moy Park
Grower of the year: Steve Tinkler, AJ Forster
Poultry business of the year: Griffths Family Farms
Unit manager of the year: Sean Harrison, Littlehales poultry farm
Trade supplier of the year: Dalton Engineering
Special Achievement of the year: Maire Burnett, British Poultry Council
Lifetime Achievement Award: Aled Griffiths, Griffiths Family Farms
Breeding Unit of the year: PD Hook (Breeders)
Innovation of the year: Avara Foods