The benefits of training were highlighted recently at the Health Food Institute’s annual lecture and lunch.
The organisation hosts the event each year, where a collection of awards are given to those in the industry who have demonstrated commitment to training and excellence in what they do.
In addition to the awards, the event heard an insightful presentation from Jeremy Swan, CEO at public affairs company, Cicero Group, who led this year’s Jack Noah Memorial Lecture.
The Ian Martin Rose Bowl is awarded to the candidate who achieved the highest marks for completing level one of the Professional Diploma Course and for 2015, went to Emma Madden, who works at Noah’s, in
The Teddie Marston Award, for the candidate of the HFI Diploma who has shown exceptional understanding of the principle of health food and natural retailing, was awarded to Jacqueline Male, from Tullivers, in York.
Then there was the Jimmy Lee Richardson Diploma Award for the person achieving the highest marks in the Diploma. This went to Jenna Evans, who works at Ceres, in Yeovil.
Finally, the James Henry Cook Award is a prestigious accolade given to a person who has demonstrated support of reverence for life, nature cure philosophy and the vegetarian diet. This was given for 2015 to Mike Abrahams, who founded Wild Oats.