Industrial insurer NFU Mutual has partnered with trade physique Scotland Meals and Drink to launch the third annual Inspirational Younger Particular person Award.
The award goals to focus on not solely the large contribution that younger individuals make to Scotland’s foods and drinks companies, but in addition the significance of the sector to the broader economic system.
Entries and nominations are actually open, in search of to uncover inspirational examples of proficient 16- to 26-year-olds who personal, work or research within the foods and drinks sector, and are driving the success of the trade in Scotland.
The primary, second and third place winners will likely be introduced throughout Scottish Meals and Drink Fortnight (September 4-19) and awarded money prizes of £500, £300 and £200 respectively.
In recognition of the challenges the trade is at present dealing with, this 12 months’s judging standards will look to reward younger individuals who have tailored their work within the trade to suit the altering surroundings, contributing to the resilience of Scotland’s foods and drinks sector in the course of the ongoing disaster.
Mark McBrearty, NFU Mutual’s regional supervisor in Scotland and one of many judges for the award, stated: “As I journey all through Scotland representing NFU Mutual, I incessantly see how integral younger individuals are to Scotland’s foods and drinks sector.
“Whether or not or not it’s major manufacturing, driving change and innovation, designing fashionable graphics and packaging or working instantly with prospects, younger individuals totally deserve a recognised place in our nation’s foods and drinks story.
“This award goals to have fun that contribution and showcase Scotland’s younger expertise within the sector.
“The Coronavirus pandemic has created an ever-changing panorama for each the foods and drinks trade and past.
“This 12 months’s award judging will take into account how younger individuals have reacted and tailored to beat challenges to the trade within the final 12 months.”
James Withers, chief government at Scotland Meals & Drink, stated: “It’s nice to be supporting NFU Mutual as they search out and have fun the inspiring younger individuals who make Scotland’s foods and drinks trade so thrilling.
“This final 12 months has been extremely difficult for the sector and the younger individuals who work inside it have additionally felt the influence.
“However, to get better and emerge from this pandemic stronger, having the power, ardour, expertise and entrepreneurialism that our younger individuals convey to the foods and drinks trade is important.
“There are such a lot of distinctive younger individuals within the Scottish foods and drinks trade and it’s solely proper that we champion them. I might encourage employers, tutors, colleagues, prospects or younger individuals themselves to appoint somebody they know who matches the factors.”
Tips on how to Enter-
The NFU Mutual and Scotland Meals & Drink Inspirational Younger Particular person Award 2021 is open for entries till July 31.
Submit your entry or make a nomination at https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/campaigns/inspirational-young-person-award-2021/
Any particular person between the ages of 16 and 26 who owns, works, or research inside a foods and drinks associated enterprise, organisation or establishment will be nominated or enter on their very own behalf.
Winners will likely be introduced in September 2021.