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The winners of our Top New Talent awards 2017 have been chosen.

From a record number of entries, we’ve selected 32 rising stars of the food & drink industry, all of whom will be profiled in full in the 18 November edition of The Grocer.

And the Top New Talent class of 2017 are:

Jethro Holman, beer training & events manager at Fourpure Brewing Co

Charlotte Whittle, customer marketing manager at Mars Petcare

Emily Herrero, commercial manager at Winterbotham Darby

Catherine Fendt, marketing executive at Spar UK

Alex Wright & Jack Scott, co-founders at Dash Water

Kane O’Flaherty, head of creative at Piccolo Foods

Theadora Alexander, founder, Young Foodies

Adam Thompson, commercial director at Rebel Kitchen

Louisa Wild, national account manager at Broadland Wineries

Kirsty Henshaw, founder and MD of Kirsty’s and Kirsty’s Kids Kitchen

Darren Beale, founder,

Louise Pickup, general store manager, Asda Reddish

Hywel Evans, bitter, ale and craft beer buyer at Asda Stores

Julia Crorkin, foodservice and out-of-home sales manager at Mallow & Marsh

Zak Manhire, commercial manager at Costa Coffee

Victoria Cartmill, product development technologist at UMI Foods (Unimush Ireland)

Anna Krettmann, wine buyer at Lidl UK

Colin Buckingham, digital marketing manager at Nomad Foods Europe (Birds Eye)

Franek Smith, trader at Dunns (Long Sutton)

Marcus A Proudfoot, director at GW Proudfoot

Ben Vear, head of sales at Emily Crisps

Georgina Pattison, commercial director at Deliciously Ella

Jonathon Thorn, CEO at Pioneer Foods UK

Kate Clark, customer operations leader at Procter & Gamble

Adam Forrest, account manager at Pladis Global

Charlotte Reynolds, founder & director at Blooming Food

Sophie Le Saint, retail marketing executive at PizzaExpress

Lisa Thompson, HR assistant at Burton’s Biscuit Company

Sven Dejean, senior manager performance and governance at Coca-Cola European Partners

Andrew Sweeney, director at Oomf!

Nicholson Boyd, owner, Pickles of London

Matthew Ashton, head of marketing communications at Palmer & Harvey

This year’s awards are sponsored by:

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