This year’s line-up is the most comprehensive yet, packed with packaging specifers, buyers, technologists and independent consultants.
The judging panel includes: Heineken head of product design, Adrian James; Nestlé head of packaging – NPTC confectionery, Bruce Funnell; Sainsbury’s head of packaging, Jane Skelton; Tesco technical manager – packaging, Mark Caul; Weetabix strategic innovation manager, Clover Abbott; M&S packaging technologist- food, Simon Oxley; and RB global packaging director, Arno Melchior.
Also judging will be: Britvic senior innovation manager – packaging, Lisa Meade; Iceland own label manager, Ian Schofield; Müller head of packaging development, Haulwen Nicholas; Jaguar Land Rover international packaging engineer, Theodoros Striftompolas; M&S primary foods packaging technologist, Kevin Vyse; Premier Foods senior packaging development manager – grocery, Matt Waine; Mars packaging innovation technical leader, Brian Stow; and 2 Sisters Food Group packaging development manager, David Tonkin.
Other big names representing brands and retailers on the panel include: Karen Graley, packaging and reprographics manager at Waitrose; Coca-Cola’s global innovation SME Sanjay Patel; Sam Hyde, packaging technologist at Innocent; Wilkos’ own brand packaging manager Phil Huggett; Bacardi’s packaging development manager – whisky and gin, Antoinette Devine; and Doug Hutt, SAB Miller’s manager – global packaging.
Your pack design could be examined by this prestigious panel. To stand a chance of winning, then go to www.ukpackagingawards.co.uk to enter. If it’s looking like you may narrowly miss the 10 June deadline, then Natalie Packham is on hand to help with any queries. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8253 8702.
The UK Packaging Awards 2016 will be presented at a glittering awards ceremony on Wednesday 27 October 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. The event has grown enormously in recent years and now attracts more than 750 people from across the packaging supply chain.
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