SI announces International Cheese Awards sponsorship
By Rob Stephens, CEO of SI.
I am proud to announce we are extending our International Cheese Awards sponsorship to cover three categories in the Mature Cheddar Classes.
For many years, we’ve closely followed these awards and it was gratifying to see that 2018 was a boom year for our customers, trophy-wise. Last year, the cheese producers we support netted a bumper haul of awards.
No better place than Nantwich to connect with Cheese Industry
The reason why I enjoy coming to the cheese show, year after year, is the opportunity to meet the many artisan cheese makers and producers. They all aim for excellence and care so passionately about their produce. There is no better place than the Nantwich Show to connect with the cheese and dairy industry.
Making connections across the industry, from cheese makers and processors to retail packers and food service businesses, continues to be really important to us. It has been instrumental in helping our food industry experts create our suite of specialist cheese industry software, that supports the industry with its many challenges.
Join SI at our Connect and Recharge Zone (stand 23)
On the theme of connections, we have created a refreshing and supercharged look to our stand this year. At our “Connect and Recharge Zone” on stand 23, and exclusively for visitors from the trade, complimentary refreshments will be available. We’re even providing a plug in and connect seating area, to top up mobile devices.
Artisan products deserve sector specific software
It’s by collaborating and co-operating with the cheese sector, that SI has been able to develop modular software solutions. Today, our solutions are implemented at many award-winning cheese companies, integrating end-to-end processes, from make, right through to distribution of cheese and cheese-based products.
Whilst the skills of the artisan cheesemaker will always be fundamental to achieving award-winning cheeses, our modular cheese software, takes away the need to manually recording information and delivers all the advantages of real-time data capture. This in-turn provides the cheese experts more time to concentrate on achieving perfection, safe in the knowledge that:
SI’s automated cheese make sheet is capturing and recording data at every stage of the cheese making process – from raw material to maturation.
With real-time data capture and retrieval, ‘in the moment decision making’ and audit reporting will be supported
Specialist labelling modules ensure all information is correct and fully traceable.
In-depth reporting and analysis is driving drive consistency across the cheese make, supporting quality and improving production outcomes.
SI – supporting the cheese industry for nearly a decade
What is particularly rewarding for me, is that all of this investment in time and input from our customers, has also help us to grow. And even though we can’t win an award at the show, we are proud to now have the largest customer base of any specialist cheese software supplier in the industry.
With more investment to come from SI, we hope to continue to play our role in supporting cheese professionals, with software solutions that take away tedious tasks and let them concentrate on producing potentially award-winning products.
I wish everyone luck for the International Cheese Awards and hope to see you at the show.