Industry accolades for Poultry duo

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VION UK’s Poultry business is celebrating after two of its colleagues picked up prestigious industry accolades at this year’s British Poultry Council (BPC) Awards. 

Rachel Almey, Farm Manager at the Poultry business's Laxfield Farm, was named the 2012 BPC-Pfizer Poultry Trainee of the Year in recognition of ‘her outstanding career development project’.

In addition, Ken Morris, VION UK's Poultry Agriculture Director, received the Distinguished Service Award for ‘his commitment to the poultry industry and his key role in welfare standards in breeding and hatching systems’. 

The ceremony, held at the House of Commons, saw Ken and Rachel presented with their awards by BPC Chairman John Reed, Secretary of State David Heath MP, and Anne McIntosh MP. 

Commenting on the awards, Mr Reed said: “This year’s winners represent the diversity of the industry. Some are distinguished; dedicated, long serving colleagues and others are newcomers who have demonstrated willingness and curiosity for training, scientific research and its practical application.”

 

Note for the editors:

 

VION Food Group Ltd, the UK arm of VION N.V., produces and processes high quality beef, lamb, pork, bacon and chicken as well as a wide range of convenience products such as sausages, cooked meats and added value cooked chicken. The UK operation has extensive facilities across the UK from farms and hatcheries to primary production, processing and packing, and supplies products according to customer and market demands. The business is primarily focused on the UK retail market but also includes important foodservice and wholesale clients within its portfolio.

 

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Robert Smith, Group Communications Controller, VION Food Group Ltd

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