30th & 31st August Glasgow Caledonian University
This year's Conference was held in Glasgow and saw the best turnout of delegates yet,. The suppliers were delighted with the time they got to spend with the delegates. Many said it was the best ASSIST exhibition yet.
The theme for the 2012 Conference was 'Open to Change' and the delegate sessions and exhibition were held in Caledonian University for the first time. Thanks go to our speakers;
Paul Jukes, Executive Director of Environmental Services, North Lanarkshire Council
Diane Leask, Quality Improvement Officer, East Renfrewshire Council
Andrew Dickson and Clare Ollerenshaw of Zero Waste Scotland
Gary Ennis of NSDesign
James Allred Marketing Manager of Unilever Food Solutions
Magnus Mcfarlane Barrow, CEO of Mary's Meals
Colin McLeod of Tree of Knowledge
There were 49 exhibitors, eight of whom were at ASSIST for the first time.
Craig Stevenson MD of Braehead Foods was awarded with the Chair Award for services to the industry. Green Gourmet won the award for best stand.
The inaugural ASSIST Scottish School Cook of The Year prizes were also awarded at the dinner with Norrie Scott, Catering Manager of Perth High School, winning the accolade of our first ever School Cook of The Year. Congratulations to him and all our other competitors (see separate post on ASSIST Scottish School Cook of The Year )