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Working Options nominated Quality Food Awards Charity of the Year 2017

By July 19, 2017 No Comments

We’re delighted that the Quality Food Awards has chosen Working Options in Education as its nominated charity of the year. And that’s not all. We’re also proud to be sponsoring one of the new awards this year – Rising Star in the food and drink industry.

UK Rising Star is open to under 25s who either work in any aspect of the food and drink products industry or who are studying to enter this field. Whether they are training to be a development chef or are in the retail grocery sector – be it small convenience store or a large supermarket – the UK Rising Star Quality Food Award will recognise young, upcoming talent.

Working Options National Development Manager Lauren Monk says: “We are absolutely delighted to be the QFA’s nominated charity this year and very excited about the UK Rising Star Award that we will be supporting. The synergies between what this award is recognising is exactly what we are doing as a programme – encouraging young talent to achieve their full potential and aim high.”

“We were keen to do something to celebrate those young people who want to enter our industry and are showing huge potential to be dynamic future leaders,” explained Helen Lyons, publishing director for the Quality Food Awards. “We couldn’t think of a better partner for this new award than Working Options in Education. Their commitment to promoting our sector as a vibrant, rewarding place to work among young people is in complete alignment with our desire to support and champion the food and drink products and the production and retailing of them.”

If you know a rising star in the food and drink sector you can nominate them for the award here