One to Watch 2022

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Recognising incredible women in the meat industry

Now in it’s fourth year, One to Watch is an annual prize awarded to a woman aged 35 or under working within the meat industry in UK & Ireland.

The prize recognises an aspirational woman in the meat industry who is making an impact in her place of work.

So, if you’d like to have the chance of winning £4,000 towards your personal development, all you need to do is complete our application form, consisting of five questions about yourself and the meat industry and submit it before 31st July.

Finalists will have a short Zoom interview with our panel of judges who will decide the winner.

We’ve established the prize to help celebrate, nurture and support female talent in the meat industry.

£4,000 prize fund kindly supported by Interfood.

Who can apply?

Women aged 35 or under who work in the UK & Ireland meat industry. You don’t need to be a member of Meat Business Women to apply.

Can I nominate someone I work with?

Yes! Simply download the ‘Nominate someone I know’ form below. Once it’s complete please return it by email to You’ll need to fill in most questions on the form yourself and ask the person you are nominating to complete the final two questions. Please make sure that the person you are nominating is aware that you are doing so, as we will need to contact them if they are shortlisted.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes! There are two ways to do this. Simply download the ‘Nominate myself’ form below. Once it’s complete please return it by email to

Or, you can enter online via the form further down the page.

*Please note, you can only use the online form below to nominate yourself. If you would like to nominate someone you know, please downlod the PDF entry form above.

Key Dates for 2022:

18th May: Entries open
31st July: Entries close
August: Shortlisting and judging period
16th September: Finalist Zoom interviews
6th October: Winner announced at MBW networking evening

Application Process:

To enter, please complete the form below, or download an editable version here.

All entries must be completed and received by Meat Business Women by 11pm on Sunday 31st July 2022.

The awards are free to enter. All information provided in your entry will be kept confidential.

Judging criteria

We ask the nominees to consider and respond to the key questions on the entry form.

Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to expand on these responses through online virtual interviews.

Nominate yourself using this form

    Entry Questions (Max 150 words)

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    UK Chief Veterinary Officer