NutraIngredients.com wins the top food industry award in Europe 03/06/2006 -NutraIngredients.com has been named Website of the Year in the prestigious 2006 Business Food and Drink Journalism awards.
The awards, sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks in association with the UK's Periodical Publishers Association, reward excellence in journalism in the food and drink sector. At a ceremony at London venue Titanic on Friday, Martin Paterson, former deputy general of the Food and Drink Federation, said: "NutraIngredients.com has a fantastic eye-catching homepage with outstanding interactivity throughout. Its excellent news and analysis pages contained links to important information and other websites."
The judging panel, drawn from the media and the food and drink industry, looked for innovation, use of technology, demonstration of commitment, news research and insight. Interactivity, ease of use and breadth of audience were also essential.
The award was presented to editor Jess Halliday by member of parliament Charles Kennedy, the former leader of the UK's Liberal Democrat party.
Thelocalshop.com was named as highly commended website in the category. Like NutraIngredients.com, it was said to be "both easy to navigate and full of topical information".
Decision News Media journalist Chris Mercer was also honored as a finalist in the Newcomer of the Year category.
Paterson said Mercer is "obviously a journalist who has a knack of finding a scoop, an excellent array of contacts and is able to deliver copy in a clear and concise style".
This is the second year in a row that a website published by Decision News Media (formerly Novis Group) has received the Website of the Year award. Last year it went to sister site FoodNavigator.com.
About Business Food and Drink Journalism award Now in their fifth year the Business Food & Drink Journalist Awards acknowledge excellence in food and drink business journalism and reward talented individuals, providing the opportunity to celebrate the contribution to the industry. Sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks in association with the UK's Periodical Publishers Association the awards reward entries of high quality and exceptional standards.
About Decision News Media Decision News Media is an international online business-to-business news publisher. The company runs market leading science and business news services in the food, pharmaceuticals, science and cosmetics industries. From its newsrooms in Europe, the USA, Russia and Asia Pacific, Decision News Media serves decision makers in large international companies worldwide. Decision News Media has its head office in Montpellier - France and offices in London and Hoboken - New Jersey. The Internet address for Decision News Media is www.decisionnewsmedia.com.