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Family Business of the Year 2014

Paramount have been awarded winner of the Family Business of the Year category, sponsored by Old Mill Accountants & Financial Planners, at the Express and Echo Business Awards. This announcement was made at the celebration evening, dedicated to all the shortlisted companies. The awards evening held at Sandy Park, Exeter “honoured the successful finalist’s hard work, innovation and development over the past year,” says Gordon Richardson, Chair of Judges.

Out of the four finalists in the category, Bluegrass Computer Services, Otter Nurseries and Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park, Paramount came out on top due to their strong family core and Managing Director Ali Hannaford’s continued drive to expand and move forwards. Over the past 25 years “we’ve tried to stay true to our core strategic aims; frozen foodservice, seafood and vegetarian products,” says Ali. “With a close family structure small, medium and large decisions have been able to be made […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Awards, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

EEF National Runners Up 2013

Paramount 21 Ltd are National Runner-up of the EEF/Pera Technology Operating Practices and Processes Award

Paramount 21 Ltd, a manufacturer of frozen seafood and vegetarian products based in Newton Abbot, has been named runner-up of the national EEF/Pera Technology Operating Practices and Processes Award at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013.

The company was named runner-up of the award, sponsored by Pera Technology, for its investment in new technology focused on the customer’s requirements and deriving good results for the bottom line, with future export potential. The judges were also pleased to see that the new process improved waste and energy efficiency.

Speaking about Paramount 21’s success Pera Technology chief executive, Paul Tranter, said: Paramount 21 took the decision to invest in new technology and processes for all the right reasons and is now seeing a significant benefit to its business in a number of areas. While developing new technologies and processes […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Awards, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Manufacturer of the Year 2013 Finalists

Paramount were honoured to have won their way through the Regional Finals, to become Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) 2013 Finalists, in the Sustainable Manufacturing category. The Gala evening was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on the 4th December and was a night filled with glamour, success and pride, as companies from all over the UK contested in their various classes.

The other Finalists with Paramount in the Sustainable Manufacturing category were: Brother Industries (UK), Crown Paints, James Cropper Speciality Papers, Michelin Tyre, Milliken European Airbag and Muntons. We would like to congratulate Crown Paints for winning the eyes of the 32-strong Judging Panel, who were all at the very top of their respective industries and took three months to decide their winners.

The award was given to the company or plant that in the opinion of the judges, best demonstrated how it has improved its environmental performance and reduced its […]

By |December 9th, 2013|Awards, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

EEF South West Regional Final Winners

Paramount 21 have won the category Operating Practices and Processes at the EEF South West Regional Manufacturing Awards in Bristol. We are over the moon to have won this and be recognised in our region. Read on to find out more.

To view all the category Regional Winners, Runners Up and Highly Commended, as well as more photographs click here.

South West Awards – winners of Operating Practices and Processes Award and runner-up

Paramount 21, a Devon manufacturer of frozen seafood and vegetarian products has won a prestigious award in the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013, in a ceremony held at the @Bristol science centre on 11 November.  Paramount 21 Ltd will now go onto the national finals, which will be held in London in January 2014, where they will compete against other regional winners from across the UK.

The South West Operating Practices and Processes Award sponsored by Leap from Pera Technology, was […]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Awards, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

4 GOLDS for Paramount at the 2013 Great Taste Awards

The team at Paramount 21 is celebrating after winning four prestigious Great Taste Awards 2013.  The company has been presented with awards for their Melted Cheese & Beer Croquette, Mexican Mini Fishcake, West Country Lemon Sole & Asparagus Fishcake and their Coquilles St Jacques products.

Sue Cullum, Sales & Marketing Director of Paramount, said: “We’re constantly keeping our eyes on changing food trends ensuring we are offering luxury, premium quality to our customers. We’re delighted to win these awards, which is recognition of the hard work and dedication that goes into making superb food.”

Paramount’s innovative team developed the vegetarian Melted Cheese & Beer Croquettes, containing gruyere cheese, mozzarella and yeasty light blond beer and are coated in a crispy, crumbly rustic oat flecked crumb. The delicious outer crumb combines a great crispy texture with a hand finished look, against the smooth rich centre. This versatile croquette is ideal as part […]

By |November 1st, 2013|Awards|Comments Off|

2014 Express & Echo Business Awards – Winner – Family Business of the Year

2013 Future Manufacturing Awards – National Runners Up – Operating Practices & Processes

2013 Manufacturer of the Year Finalist

2013 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star - Melted Cheese & Beer Croquettes

2013 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star -Mexican Fishcakes

2013 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star -West Country Lemon Sole & Asparagus Fishcake

2013 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star – Coquilles St Jacques.

2013 Taste of the West West Country – Bronze – Lemon Sole & Asparagus Fishcake

2013 Taste of the West – Bronze – West Country Parmentier Fish Pie

2013 Taste of the West – Bronze – Sea Bass Fishcake

2012 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star – Seeded Mackerel Bites

2012 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star – West Country Whitebait Fillets

2011 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star – Ultimate Fish Pie

2011 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star – Ultimate Fishcake

2010 EEF Future Manufacturing Awards – Business Growth Area Finalist

2010 HSBC Business Thinking Awards – Area Finalist

2010 Westcountry Business Challenge Awards – Finalist

2009 SEAFISH Awards Highly commended in Best New Seafood Product – Oil Rich Fish for West Country Whitebait Fillets

2009 Gold 1 star for Luxury Vegetable Burger

2008 Gold 1 star for Hannafords Stuffed Sea Bass

2008 Gold 2 star for Hannafords Florentine Fish Pie

2007 SEAFISH Awards Best New Seafood Product

2007 Gold for Hannafords Stuffed Fish Fillets

2005 Great Taste Awards Silver Award for Smoked Haddock, Mozzarella & Spring Onion Fishcake

2005 Great Taste Awards Bronze Award for Salmon & Dill Fishcake

2005 Great Taste Awards Bronze Award for Salmon, Prawn & Potato Fishcake

2004 Great Taste Awards Silver Award for Coquille St Jacques

2004 Great Taste Awards Silver Award for Smoked Haddock Sausages

2004 Great Taste Awards Bronze Award for Tuna, Mustard & Mint Sausages

2000 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards Best New Starter / Buffet Product / Appetiser Gold Award for Breaded Mini Lobster Tails

1999 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards Best New Meat Free/ Vegetarian Product Bronze Award for Lattice Spinach, Red Pepper and Baby Sweetcorn En Croute

1998 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards Best New Starter / Buffet Product Silver Award for Crispy Butterfly Salsa Sardines

1998 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards Best New Starter / Buffet Product Gold Award for Thai Spiced Crab Cakes with Mornay Sauce

1997 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards Best New Starter /Buffet Product Gold Award for Seafood Sensation with Salmon, Spinach and Mornay filling

1992 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards Best New Accompaniment Silver Award for Barbeque Bean Fritter

1991 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards – Best New Accompaniment – First Prize for Mushy Pea Fritter

1990 British Frozen Food Federation Annual Awards – Best New Main Course – Bronze Award for Salmon Encroute