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Delia Smith given outstanding achievement accolade at local food awards

11 September 2018

City’s joint majority shareholder Delia Smith has been honoured for her dedication to the food industry with a prestigious award.

Delia was announced the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Hansells, at Archant’s Eat Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2018.

Held at Norwich’s OPEN on Monday night, Delia was among 12 business and food champions awarded across 13 categories.

Although unable to attend the ceremony, Delia sent a message of thanks.

She said: “I want to say a very big thank you to everyone at Archant and Hansells for considering me to be an outstanding achiever. What an honour!

“I also want to thank the people of Norfolk. Early on in my career, I spent two years demonstrating a recipe each week on BBC Look East and this, without a doubt, is where I learnt so much about the skills of television presenting. ‘Can you make it seven minutes Delia, not much news tonight’ or ‘it’s really tight this week – only three minutes.’ You can imagine what excellent training that was.

“Once again a big thank you. Michael and I will raise a glass to you all.”

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