St Ewe Free Range Eggs have been announced as winner of Egg Packer of the Year in the 2018 National Egg & Poultry Awards

Rebecca Tonks (Partner) was handed the award at a prestigious ceremony at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Tuesday night (26th June).

The National Egg & Poultry Awards were launched this year as an annual event by Poultry Business magazine and Lewis Business Media to recognise excellence and innovation in the egg and poultry sectors.

Poultry Business publisher Simon Lewis said: “Congratulations to St Ewe Free Range Eggs who were deserved winners on the night. These awards have highlighted the breadth and depth of talent, drive and ambition in the egg and poultry sectors and is a pleasure to recognise the winners, but also all of those shortlisted which in itself is a great achievement.”

Rebecca Tonks, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the hard work of the amazing Packing Centre team, headed by Steve Nelson. Without their hard work, dedication and all the hours they put in this would not have been possible”.

Awards judge Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, said: “The 2018 National Egg & Poultry Awards acknowledge the exceptional contribution made by our people in taking the British poultry sector from strength to strength.

“As a thriving food sector, British poultry has a sound track record of nurturing talent and creating fulfilling opportunities and possibilities to grow. We stand committed to investing in our talent, celebrating our people and their success stories, and building a pipeline of business leaders of tomorrow.”

Awards judge Mark Williams, chief executive of the British Egg Industry Council, said: “It’s no surprise we are seeing some fantastic innovation across the supply chain from hatcheries to the end consumer, which are being showcased as part of the National Egg & Poultry Awards. The British Egg Industry Council is proud to support the awards and is excited to see so many shining examples of excellence in the egg sector.”