Another honour for Holbeach



The University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus is celebrating another honour for its work supporting the UK’s food manufacturing industry.


Val Braybrooks, Dean of the faculty with responsibility for Holbeach, collected the Food and Drink Innovation Network Stafforce Recruitment Award for People in Food at the first ever Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards.


Val collects the awardThe gala dinner and awards ceremony took place at the National Space Centre, Leicester, and was hosted by BBC Working Lunch presenter Declan Curry.


The University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus was commended by judges for the way it has developed new courses to meet the needs of local employers.


Val and her team were nominated for the award by QV Foods – a major local employer whose staff are among the 2,000 students who attend courses at Holbeach each year.


Val said: “It’s a great compliment to everybody at the Holbeach campus that the work we do is held in such high esteem by the sector.”


The accolade comes just six weeks after Holbeach was highly commended in the Times Higher Education Awards 2008 in the category of Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative.


The Food and Drink iNet co-ordinates support for businesses, individuals and academic institutions working in the food and drink industry in the East Midlands, and was launched earlier this year.


It is funded by East Midlands Development Agency (emda) and managed by a consortium including The Food & Drink Forum, the Food Processing Faraday Partnership, the University of Lincoln, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Nottingham.