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Middleton Foods launches The Peter Hill Award in memory of late CEO

Middleton Foods is very proud to announce the launch of The Peter Hill Award, in memory of its late CEO, Peter Hill, who passed away at the beginning of the year. With a money-can’t-buy set of prizes worth over £10,000, the Award reflects Peter’s passion for the fish and chip industry and will nurture new talent in a sector he loved so much.

Well-known in the bakery and food service industries, it was the fish and chip industry that stole Peter’s heart. He adored the trade and worked in it for most of his life. He loved seeing new people come into the industry and placed huge importance on raising standards and seeing the trade represented well. The Award is a true legacy to Peter and a special way for Middleton Foods to keep his memory alive.

Speaking about The Peter Hill Award, Ryan Baker, Sales Manager, Middleton Foods says:

“It’s a real privilege to announce the launch of The

Peter Hill Award, which is dedicated to the memory of our great friend, Peter. With his incredible personality, wicked sense of humour, commitment and support of both the catering and fish and chip industries, Peter

was a huge presence and known by so many. He loved the fish and chip industry, and the industry loved him. We wanted to create something unique in Peter’s memory. Something which reflects everything Peter thought of the industry he loved so much. He was

incredibly knowledgeable and influential, keen to support and help anyone he could; so it

was important these qualities shaped our tribute to him. The Peter Hill Award recognises

newcomers to the industry, encourages new talent, promotes quality and excellence and allows us to give something back to the trade.

Peter is missed tremendously and we, his Middleton Foods family, believe The Peter Hill Award is a fitting tribute and the perfect way for us to honour him. We know Peter would love it, and we know – with a gin in hand – he’d wish everyone the best of luck!”

The Peter Hill Award welcomes entries from anyone new to the fish and chip trade, until 30th September 2023.

Full details on how to enter, the judges and the all-important prize, can be found here –

Middleton Foods, the UK’s leading manufacturer of food service pre-mixes, is a family-owned and

operated business, proudly manufacturing food products in the heart of the UK using modern

machinery combined with the latest manufacturing techniques.

For further information please call Middleton Foods on +44 (0)1902 608122 or visit

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