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Fresh Awards Celebrates Rising Stars Shaping the Future of the Industry

The highly anticipated FPC Fresh Awards 2023 is set to honour the brightest minds and most promising talents in the fresh produce and horticultural sectors.

The spotlight will shine on the Rising Star of the Year finalists, who have been recognised for their exceptional contributions and groundbreaking innovations in their respective fields.


The prestigious award, known for its significance in the industry, seeks to acknowledge individuals who are making a significant impact and are poised to play a vital role in shaping the future of fresh produce and horticulture.


These finalists have demonstrated outstanding skills, dedication, and a vision for a sustainable and thriving industry.


The finalists for the FPC Fresh Awards 2023 Rising Star of the Year are as follows:

  • Alero Omasoro - Flamingo Produce

  • Ben Anderton - Westfalia Fruit UK

  • Chantelle Cohen - GrowUp Farms

  • Eve Lomansey - Flamingo Produce

  • Felipe Becerra - Vertical Future

  • George Strainge - MDS

  • Hannah Finch - Ethical Food Company

  • Jane Tappouni - Driscoll's

  • Joseph Sanders - PML Seafrigo

  • Louise Brooks - MDS

  • Milton Rodrigues - International Cargo Logistics

  • Raviteja Burugu - Wootzano

  • Ruby Hill - Flamingo Horticulture

These talented individuals come from a diverse range of companies, showcasing the widespread influence of fresh produce and horticulture across different sectors. Their innovative approaches and dedicated efforts have made them stand out among their peers and have earned them a place among the finalists.


The FPC Fresh Awards 2023 promises to be a night of celebration and recognition, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and professionals to applaud the finalists' achievements and commitment to pushing the boundaries of the fresh produce and horticultural sectors.


Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), expressed his excitement about the upcoming event, saying, "The Rising Star of the Year award is always a highlight of the FPC Fresh Awards. It's inspiring to see such young talent making a significant impact on our industry. These finalists are the future, and their dedication to innovation and sustainability is impressive."


The FPC Fresh Awards 2023 will take place on Friday 29 September at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The event will honour excellence across the fresh produce and horticulture industries, where the Rising Star of the Year award holds a special place, symbolising hope and aspiration for the future of the sectors.


As the anticipation builds, industry professionals and enthusiasts alike eagerly await the announcement of the winner, as it will serve as a testament to the potential and exciting prospects the fresh produce and horticultural sectors hold in shaping a sustainable and prosperous future.




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