The National Egg & Poultry Awards is a prestigious awards ceremony backed by the British Poultry Council (BPC) and the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC). They honour and reflect achievement, excellence and best practice in the sector, while also promoting the egg and poultry industry as a career choice and providing a networking opportunity for the sector.

The National Egg & Poultry Awards launched to recognise and reward excellence in the UK egg and poultry industry, with a view to inspiring the whole sector to new heights. 

Business excellence, outstanding individuals, and investment in the future were all celebrated at the National Egg & Poultry Awards 2020.

The awards were held virtually on Wednesday 18th November as a direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Business leaders from all the major egg and poultry firms and representatives from industry bodies gathered to watch the ceremony online along with finalists, their colleagues, friends and family, to celebrate the achievements from across the spectrum of the sector. TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith hosted the ceremony, where a total of 12 awards were handed out, covering all aspects of the industry from investment in poultry processing, through to innovation in new productions, through to veterinary care.

New for 2020 were three awards specifically designed to recognise young talent in the poultry sector: young vet of the year, young farmer of the year, and young processor of the year.

A special thanks to our sponsors, judges panel and co-organisers as without their support we simply would not be here today.

The Awards are now available on demand, If you would like to view these, please email Elle at elle@lewisbusinessmedia.co.uk 

Meet the Host 

The awards were presented by Mark Durden-Smith, a sport and lifestyle presenter with a rich and varied career in television.

He has led ITV’s World Cup rugby coverage and hosted Premiership rugby coverage on ITV and Channel 5, as well presenting a range of sports for Sky, including football, rugby, cricket and golf, not to mention anchoring ITV’s Boat Race broadcast.

He has guest hosted This Morning and fronted a long list of shows covering everything from reality TV, including I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Now!, to cookery and holiday programmes and panel shows.

The son of TV presenter Judith Chalmers, he hosted a show called Wish You Were Here…? Now & Then, a new version of the show presented by his mother.

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