2016 Wojciech Kalinowski - Bradgate Bakery
CQM T&C recruited and delivered Apprenticeship training to Wojciech Kalinowski in Food Manufacturing Excellence Level 3.
Leicester-based Bradgate Bakery’s Wojciech Kalinowski has landed the prestigious Young Talent of the year award 2016 in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.
The youngster’s contribution to the bakery – part of the Samworth Brothers group – was recognised in front of hundreds of food and drink manufacturing sector guests.
Since joining Bradgate Bakery two years ago, at the age of 18, the youngster distinguished himself as someone who was determined to make a positive contribution to the business as soon as possible. He quickly applied himself to developing his skills and abilities, including learning continuous improvement techniques.
During his apprenticeship, Kalinowski completed several improvement projects aligned to Bradgate’s development plan, which saved the business significant sums of money.
“This youngster is clearly a talented individual destined for great things in the food and drink manufacturing sector,” said one judge. “He is clearly making a big contribution within a short time of joining the bakery.”
2015 Amber Wild – Worldwide Fruit
CQM Training & Consultancy Ltd are delighted to announce that yet again, one of our young apprentices has won the prestigious and highly regarded Young Talent title at this year’s national awards ceremony celebrating the best talent in the industry.
CQM T&C have been delivering Lean/Continuous Improvement training on site at Lincolnshire based food firm Worldwide Fruit for several years, and now their shining star, Amber Wild has won the Young talent of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at the ceremony last night (Tuesday, November 3rd 2015).
The Young talent award celebrates the achievement of one of the rising stars of food and drink manufacturing. Choosing the winner from a field of six very high calibre entrants proved an incredibly daunting task, according to the judges.
2014 Jodie Adcock – Thorntons
Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), last night (November 20th, 2014).
The new Young Talent award celebrates the achievement of one of the rising stars of food and drink manufacturing. Choosing the winner from a field of six very high calibre entrants proved an incredibly daunting task, according to the judges.
The FMEA awards’ independent judging panel – led by Paul Wilkinson, chair of National Skills Academy and non-executive director of Thorntons – praised Jodie’s skill, maturity and track record of continuous improvement. The judges concluded: “Jodie really stood out; demonstrating the confidence and ability to deliver positive results when she was given extra responsibilities, which brought real financial benefits to her employer.”
Jodie completed two consecutive apprenticeships on site at Thorntons with highly respected management development and CI experts CQM Training & Consultancy Ltd initially achieving a level two Apprenticeship in Operational Performance, and subsequently progressing on to an apprenticeship in level three Food Manufacturing Excellence. Jodie’s passion to acquire new skills marked her out as a future industry leader of tomorrow, the judges agreed.
Peter Booth, Managing Director of CQM Training & Consultancy commented, ‘We are extremely proud of Jodie’s significant achievement in being the 1st ever winner of the Young Talent award. To have her apprenticeship training recognised in such a way is a great accolade for both CQM T&C and Thorntons’.