Egg industry recognises progressive achievements at the Lakes Free Range Egg Co
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company (The Lakes) has won another national award for its free range egg production. They were crowned Food Business of the Year at the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA)Conference held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.
2014 has seen The Lakes win a basketful of awards for environmental provenance and dedication to a sustainable supply chain. Talking about this latest win, BFREPA Chairman Myles Thomas said “What particularly caught the judges eye was the packing centre and the new facility for rearing more than 20,000 chicks. Both help ensure the business controls important aspects of a free range system and means that it is set up with the future in mind. All the judges were of the opinion that this is a progressive family food business and an excellent example of how a modern free range enterprise can be run.” They had no hesitation in choosing ‘the Lakes’ as winner of the Food Producer of the Year Award. David Brass, Chief Executive Officer at ‘the Lakes’ received the award from Sofie Malkin who represented sponsor Elanco.
Commenting on their achievement, David Brass said “we are pleased to accept this award in recognition of the hard work from all our team, both our staff in the factory and on our farms, and also our producers with small family farms and the same environmental beliefs, producing free range eggs with great provenance.
“We are keen to work with food retailers who share our ethos for animal welfare and environmentally friendly, sustainable farming and we were delighted to see that one of our newest customers Sainsbury’s was crowned Retailer of the Year for their range of initiatives, including the 20:20 drive for sustainability and an egg development group for farmers – something we are proud to be involved in.”