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the WINNERS OF THE igd awards 2015

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David Wilkinson, Human Resources Director at Premier Foods, said:

"Victoria demonstrated incredible passion for her business. Her deep category understanding and brand building expertise helped deliver terrific sales growth through a combination of new listings, effective marketing and strong innovation. Victoria was able to show not just how she has already made a tangible difference to the success of Charlie Bigham’s, but also the ambitions she has to do even more in the future. This was a truly impressive performance. Well done Victoria.”       

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Tamsin Jones, Head of Business Partnering & Talent at Mars, said:

“Central England Co-operative impressed all the judges with its fundamentally different and refreshing approach to employability. What was inspiring was its passion and the collaborative approach taken to work across its own business and with key local stakeholders. The initiative has driven real differences in supporting young people on their 'journey to work' and working closely with special needs students to give a 'sense to aspire'. Success has been achieved through time and commitment with minimal financial investment. 

“The confidence and development Central England Co-operative provided for people through its schemes is life-changing. The impact it is having – both on its business's talent agenda but more importantly on the lives of others in its community – is inspiring. It has also developed a scalable model to be able to deploy to other regions and groups, so is expanding its positive impact with clear future goals. This entry possessed real 'stardust' quality.”

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Stuart Comer, Head of Learning & Development at Sainsbury’s, said:

“Moy Park’s Leadership Development Framework brought the business together across countries, categories and functions; made a continued commitment over a number of years; transformed the business culture; achieved and sustained real tangible results; and built the support of a large number of passionate and enthusiastic participants.”

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Charlotte Carroll, Communications Director at Unilever, said:

“Wyke Farms demonstrated ambition at scale, making a significant investment and commitment to embed sustainability into its business. It is fast becoming a beacon for others in its community, its industry and the international marketplace it operates in, keen to share its knowledge and encourage its suppliers to work in more sustainable ways.

“Motivated by its values and its principles, Wyke Farms demonstrates how to shift an entire supply chain towards a more sustainable business model.” 

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Liz Read, Company Nutritionist at Nestlé, said:

“Greggs is a great example of how an organisation has taken the needs of its customers to heart and delivered a new range of healthy products. It wasn’t just the exceptional products it developed that impressed the judges, but it was how the company is going about it. It has engaged everyone in the business via internal training and awareness building and has a considered approach to marketing, signposting and promotions as well as a commitment to reformulate its core range. 

“This, as well as strength of forward planning and its continuing drive are all key to the cultural change within this organisation that is being brought to its customers. Along the journey, Greggs has been mindful of what customers are looking for and has been successful in launching a credible new sub brand – ‘Balanced Choice’. Greggs identified a need and is delivering a range of products that could have a huge impact on public health.”

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The judges said:

 “SOMI Trailers is a genuine innovator that has spent a number of years working tirelessly to ensure its feasibility; and has broken new ground in doing so. Their particular story is an inspirational one that demonstrates perseverance, excellence and innovation in its truest form.”  

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Catherine Shuttleworth, Chief Executive Officer at Savvy, said:

“Kellogg’s breakfast on the go is an outstanding example of taking a clear understanding of changes in shopper behaviour and delivering a retail activation that both drives sales and enhances margin for the brand and the retailer.

“Kellogg’s’ strong collaborative approach with its retailers and its internal team shone through in this excellent initiative.”

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The judges said:

“United Biscuits has seen a huge transformation in how it is perceived by its consumers and its business as a whole. It has shown tremendous agility in its approach and its bravery to keep challenging itself has meant it has been able to move from the status of a multi-brand to that of a master-brand.

“Its submission and presentation demonstrated the company’s authentic passion and energy, which in no small part has factored in its global success.”

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David Scott, Head of Policy and Corporate Affairs at Morrisons, said:

“HotHouse stood out with its passion, its energy and drive, and above all sector and brand awareness to build a strong business. Consumer research, knowledge of the market and ultimately the customer underpins and drives its business.  

 “HotHouse is extremely brand savvy, recognising the need to diversify and create a range of brands to appeal to a greater proportion of the market.  It has learnt from its past experiences within the sector and has built a solid foundation to grow. HotHouse’s innovative approach and clever business planning has enabled it to build a business, without any external funding, to achieve success in a highly competitive market.”

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Matt Clark, Partner at KPMG Boxwood, said:

“Thatcher’s Cider’s long-term vision and investment approach has turned a small regional producer into a major brand in a highly competitive industry segment. 

“The results are impressive – six times volume and revenue growth in as many years. They tuned into the changing habits of their customers, developed new products, built the brand, expanded production and opened new sales channels. In doing all of this they stayed true to the family values that underpin the business and involved their people and community throughout. As such, the judges were impressed by both the scale and sustainability of the transformation.” 

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Radha R, EVP and Head for Digital Business Group at Mindtree, said:

“The high number of entries for the 2015 Digital Engagement Award made choosing a winner a very challenging task. But one entry stood out. PepsiCo UK impressed the judges with the speed of implementation of its digital platform, which rewarded and improved category management for its trade customers. It gave them tailored category advice to ensure they grow their category and business.” 

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Radha R, EVP and Head for Digital Business Group at Mindtree, said:

“Coca-Cola Enterprises really expanded the scope, solving not just an internal problem but an industry problem and really driving change. They were able to demonstrate a compelling and rounded story from the initial plan to an innovative solution.  Constantly evolving and adjusting as they went along, they were able to prove sustained performance and demonstrated impressive numbers.”

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Angus MacIver, Chief Executive Officer at McCurrach UK, said:

“Eat 17 at SPAR Hackney provided us with the most inspiration for the future of convenience retailing, with a fantastic combination of symbol group discipline and street food culture creating a high-revenue, high-margin business in an environment where that is proving increasingly difficult.” 

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Kate Jones, Head of Product Development at The Co-operative Group, said:

“Cassandra Stavrou from Propercorn has not only identified a consumer need, but has surrounded herself with a great young team to help her realise her ambitions for an iconic grocery brand of the future. We believe that she has a fantastic future as an entrepreneur ahead of her.”  

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