11:46 Tuesday 10 December 2013

Awards for two poultry workers

Written byHELEN KREFT

TWO poultry workers from Cranberry Foods in Scropton have won recognition at the British Poultry Council Annual Awards, which highlight the contributions winners make to the poultry industry.

David Neilson collected an award for achieving industry-leading results in the UK as part of the Cranberry team. Flocks under his control had won ‘flock of the year status’ globally.

Pam Westwood won the distinguished service award for her ‘long, dedicated and passionate service’ to the poultry industry. She was an integral part of the senior management team which has taken the Cranberry turkey business from strength to strength in the last 10 years.

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler said: “I was delighted to see two members of my constituency rewarded for their outstanding contribution to Cranberry Foods as well as the wider poultry industry. I would like to congratulate David and Pam.”

Farming minister George Eustice said: “The poultry sector is a thriving part of the UK’s £96 billion agri-food industry. I strongly support the efforts to attract new talent and this year’s winners represent the wide-ranging skills of the industry. Whether experienced specialists or newcomers to poultry farming, all winners have shown dedication and passion for their work.”

The awards recognise years of distinguished service.

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