Awards


We are proud of the recognition we have received from external organisations. Below are some of our recent awards and honours.

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WE WERE RECOGNISED AS A TOP EMPLOYER


In 2020, for the ninth year in a row, we were recognised as a Top Employer highlighting our continued commitment to developing our talent, fostering diversity, and nurturing an inclusive and flexible working environment.

Top 50 Employers for Women 2020

Named one of The Times' Top 50 Employers for Women in 2019

We’re the only company to be included in this prestigious list for 15 consecutive years. We’ve been recognised for continually developing programmes to accelerate women’s careers, focusing on how we educate, inspire and role model advocacy and inclusion.

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NAMED AS ONE OF UK'S BEST EMPLOYERS FOR RACE IN 2018

We were one of 70 employers recognised by Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race list in 2018 thanks to our leadership on race equality and inclusion in the workplace.

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ACHIEVED SILVER AT MIND’S 2019 WORKPLACE WELLBEING AWARDS

We were recognised for our commitment to workplace wellbeing by Mental Health charity MIND and have been awarded Silver in their 2019 Workplace Wellbeing Index, following our Bronze award win in 2016.

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AWARDED LARGE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR IN THE EAST MIDLANDS 2019 NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS

Following on from the Apprenticeship Levy, we developed a cutting-edge training programme which started off in our Leicester factory. We now have over 300 apprentices in our scheme.

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OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME WON THE FOOD MANUFACTURE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR TRAINING

Our Grow Our Own initiative was recognised by Food Manufacture Excellence Award for Training in 2018, drawing attention to the great work we’re doing to develop and inspire the next generation and bridge the STEM skill gap.

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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INNOVATION WORK IN 2018

The Institute of Physics recognised us as part of its 2018 Business Innovation Awards for the development of breakthrough snack products through the application of soft matter physics.

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'FOOD AND DRINK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR' 2018 - PEPSICO'S CHRIS QUARMBY

Chris has been with PepsiCo for 28 years and has successfully delivered a number of projects which sit far outside of his day-to-day responsibilities, demonstrating his dedication and willingness to support his team mates.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

We were presented with the Food & Drink Federation’s Environmental Leadership award for our ’50 in 5’ programme which successfully halved the amount of water and carbon used to grow potatoes for Walkers crisps in water-stressed areas.

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WON IGD AWARD FOR DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT IN 2018

We were honoured at the prestigious industry awards for the Walkers independent retailer website ‘Counts for More’; judges were particularly impressed by the speed of implementation.