Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading printed folding carton suppliers, are headline sponsors for the fourth year running as this year’s Quality Food Awards get set to make its 2014 appearance on November 13th at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Yes, the 13th might be bad luck to some, however all the entries have made their mark already by being shortlisted amongst the top few products for this year, in doing so they are already the cream of the crop!
The Quality Food Awards are the most prestigious awards for food and drink products that are on sale in UK grocery outlets. The awards are set apart from many by the impartiality and robustness of the judging process, which rightly sits at the heart of everything that the organisers do.
This year’s judging took place in August by a panel comprised of experts from several different disciplines, who took in to consideration everything from flavours, to ingredients, value for money to packaging design.
Benson Group are proud to be the packaging supplier to some of the shortlisted products, and has worked closely with Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF) to supply a QFA / Benson Group / NFF branded giveaway biscuit pack for all those in attendance to enjoy (see above image). NFF are no strangers to success at the QFA’s and have kindly supplied the tasty treat within the pack that was announced as the winner of the Sweet Biscuit category at last year’s event.
Benson Group’s Nikki Clark and Helene Roberts were pleased to take part as judges this year. Commenting on the overall quality of the entries, Nikki Clark, Marketing Manager at Benson Group, said: “We were blown away once more by the superb product quality amongst the entries. It was a tough decision to select the shortlist of products. It is excellent to see the product innovations that are coming through and the sensational range of flavours and recipes being achieved.”
The full shortlist for this year’s awards can be found here.
Benson Group, now part of Graphic Packaging International, is one of the UK’s leading printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for the food retail industry for a wide range of UK & European customers. The business is expecting to achieve sales of in excess of £100 million in the coming year.
The company manufactures packaging product at three production sites covering in excess of 300,000 square feet. Food and beverage processors are the main customers for the three production sites, with UK headquarters and manufacturing at Bardon, Leicestershire, and further production facilities at two sites in the North East, at Gateshead and Newcastle. The group employs over 800 UK based employees. In recent years, investment in new plant and equipment across the three sites totals in excess of £20 million including the purchase of an eight-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 B1-format perfecting press.
Benson Group creates packaging for many well-known companies, brands and retailers. Key account clients across the group include Two Sisters Food Group, Greencore, and Samworth Brothers. The company is an approved supplier for all of the UK’s leading retail chains.
For further information on the Benson Group visit the www.bensongroup.co.uk web site.