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Claire McCollum; Brenda Mulligan of Henderson Group collecting the award on behalf of Conor Toland; Michael Hall; Francine Matthews of Boost Drinks, and Mark Glover of Ulster Grocer

Claire McCollum; Brenda Mulligan of Henderson Group collecting the award on behalf of Conor Toland; Michael Hall; Francine Matthews of Boost Drinks, and Mark Glover of Ulster Grocer

Lorraine Hall

Lorraine Hall

Claire McCollum; Brenda Mulligan of Henderson Group collecting the award on behalf of Conor Toland; Michael Hall; Francine Matthews of Boost Drinks, and Mark Glover of Ulster Grocer

The head of a snack food firm has said presenting an award in memory of his wife was a fitting way to mark her tenacity and ambition. Conor Toland of Henderson Wholesale and Francine Matthews of Boost Drinks received the Lorraine Hall Young Marketeer Award at the Ulster Grocer Awards.

Mrs Hall, who died last year, set up Kestrel Foods in Craigavon with her husband. Mr Hall said: "Lorraine was known to many in the industry as the inspirational driving force behind the Forest Feast Brand and under her leadership, it became an agri-food business at the forefront of a global market. This award is designed to recognise the same passion and drive among the up-and-coming marketing stars of the future, that Lorraine showed throughout her exceptional career.

"Sponsoring this award allows us to continue to celebrate her tenacity, ambitious spirit and her achievements."

Belfast Telegraph