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Simon Peacock chosen to judge major Food & Drink trade awards
20th Apr 2010

Leading industry title The Grocer magazine has asked Catalyst's head of Food & Drink, Simon Peacock, to join the judging panel for one of the most celebrated awards ceremonies in the grocery industry, the Grocer Gold Awards 2010. Simon is also the head of the Food & Drink sector team at Mergers Alliance, a group of independent corporate finance specialists who provide quality advice to those organisations who require an international reach for their M&A strategy.

To be presented in June 2010, the Awards use a select panel of judges drawn from across the industry to decide a number of important and highly coveted categories, and Peacock is delighted to be asked to join the panel.

"I am really proud to have been asked to join such an elite panel of judges for this process", said Peacock, whose strong industry knowledge is drawn from his dealmaking with Catalyst (deals including the sale of Red Mill Snacks and Salads to Go) and over eight years in M&A at United Biscuits prior to that. "I can't wait to get my judging pack and start forming my opinions on who should win, although based on the evidence from my own work meeting businesses in the sector this year competition is going to be tough!"

Judging takes place in mid April 2010, with the Awards to be held on Wednesday 21st June in London at the Guild Hall.

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