Moy Park has won the IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award at the IGD Awards 2015.

The poultry company has been recognised for its best in class approach to people development.

The IGD awards celebrate the best in the UK food and grocery industry, and the awards are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry, staged at a ceremony attended by 700 industry leaders.

On the night Moy Park was recognised by the judges for its fundamental commitment to business improvement by nurturing and developing its people, and were also commended for their passion and enthusiasm for learning.

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe said that Moy Park is truly delighted to have won this award as it is a celebration of the terrific recognition of the whole Moy Park team on our journey of continual learning and development.

“Tangible results of our learning and development programmes include significant improvements in company performance, safety performance and overall employee engagement levels,” he said.

Stuart Comer, Head of Learning and Development at Sainsbury’s, said that Moy Park’s Leadership Development Framework brought the business together across countries, categories and functions.

He also said that it made a continued commitment over a number of years; transformed the business culture; achieved and sustained real tangible results, and built the support of a large number of passionate and enthusiastic participants.

Earlier this year, Moy Parks Dungannon facility celebrated 40 years of operation and the milestone coincides with the completion of the first phase of a £20m investment at the facility.

This investment, according to Moy Park, has significantly enhanced production capabilities to become one of the most advanced processing plants in Europe.

This investment programme has seen production increase significantly at Dungannon from 1.3m to 1.8m birds per week; a figure which will increase to 2.3m birds per week upon full completion, it said.