Technical and scientific developments help to give our industry its competitive edge and we are fortunate to have many talented technologists / scientists working within our sector. This award will recognise someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the food and drink sector.
- Be currently employed within the UK food and drink manufacturing sector
- Have contributed to product development over a sustained period or be a promising new entrant to the industry who has led at least one significant project
- Be a positive role model/ambassador within the company and externally
- Go 'above and beyond' as an exceptional employee in both their work and behaviours
Food and Drink Technologist / Scientist of the Year 2023
Beth Clemmit is a Senior R&D Technologist at Quorn Foods, and has rapidly climbed R&D ranks and delivered significant business impact in a short period of time as a result of her drive and ambition to tackle complex challenges.
Food and Drink Technologist / Scientist of the Year 2022 - Dr. David Lloyd, Huel
Dr. David Lloyd is a newly appointed Senior R&D Manager at Huel. David has shown the huge value of understanding and applying science to solve product and process challenges, both offering the solutions and project managing them to delivery.
Food and Drink Technologist / Scientist of the Year 2021 - Stella Cochrane - Unilever UK & Ireland
Dr Stella Cochrane is a Science Leader in Allergy and Immunology in Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC).
Food and Drink Technologist / Scientist of the Year 2021 - Mark Auty, RSSL
Mark Auty is a pioneer food microstructure scientist and a leader in his field, with an international reputation for food structure research.
Food and Drink Scientist of the Year 2020
Dr Steven Muir is working on a project with Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) to ascertain the genetic value of parent plants that will ultimately be selected for crossings, regarding desirable phenotypic traits.
Food and Drink Scientist of the Year 2019
David Clark, KP Snacks is a Development Manager who has worked for KP Snacks since 1987. He plays a key lead role in new product and process development work in our business.
Food and Drink Scientist of the Year 2018
Simon Flanagan, Research Principal, RSSL