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Sollich Award


As part of their positive support for the confectionery industry in Australia, SOLLICH of Germany make an annual Award which recognises the best student in the practical confectionery subject studies at the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne.


The Award comprises a perpetual shield and a cash prize,
and is presented each year at the CMA's annual ConTech technical conference.


From 2009 onwards SOLLICH have decided to double the value of their cash prize to $2000, firstly to acknowledge the importance of well educated and trained graduates coming into the industry and secondly to encourage both the William Angliss Institute teachers and students alike to strive for a continuation of excellence.


Confectionery Industry


Seen here with Martin Crumpton and Ms Jordana Grow (winner 2009) are :
Jane Cathcart (2005) from Corvina Quality Foods, and Anthony Grey (2004)
from Nestle Confectionery.


Confectionery Equipment


The 2010 winner of the SOLLICH Award is Saranga Heenkendra, seen here accepting the Award with (left to right): Martin Crumpton, Director of Allied Industries, and Colin Garrett, Senior Educator at the William Angliss Institute.


The 2011 winner, Richard Truong


The 2011 winner, Richard Truong, is shown accepting the Award from Tim Piper,
the Victorian Director of the Australian Industry Group,
during the recent ConTech conference in Melbourne.
Also attending are Colin Garrett and Wendy Jarvis,
course administrators from the William Angliss Institute.


The 2012 winner, (Ruby) Yuk Lam Lo


The 2012 winner of the Sollich Award, (Ruby) Yuk Lam Lo, being presented her Award
during the Australian Industry Group’s ConTech Conference in Melbourne.

From left to right :
Neil Smith, Kraft Food Australia/New Zealand ; Ruby Lo ;
Colin Garrett, William Angliss Institute ; Martin Crumpton, Allied Industries.


The 2013 winner, Leanne Cook


The 2013 winner, Leanne Cook, holding the Sollich Award memorial shield, together with (L to R): Martin Crumpton, Kristine Wilson, William Angliss Institute, and Carmen Tabone, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager - Chocolate, Mars Chocolate Australia.


A large percentage of previous SOLLICH Award winners are now working in the Confectionery industry.


The 2014 winner, David Wilson


David Wilson from Nestlé, Broadford, was the outstanding candidate for 2014 and is seen here receiving the Sollich Award from Victor Burley of Allied. Also seen congratulating David on his win are Kristine Wilson from the William Angliss Institute and Jim Sifonios from Nestlé, Australia.


The 2015 winner, Stuart Dall


The 2015 presentation of the Sollich Award was made during the ConTech convention at the MCG in Melbourne.


The proud winner Stuart Dall is seen here holding his Award together with (L to R) Paul Donovan, Technical & Product Development Manager, Fyna Foods Australia; Wendy Jarvis, Course Administrator William Angliss TAFE; Martin Crumpton, Allied Industries and Tim Piper, Head - Confectionery, Australian Industry Group.



Seen here is Nick Bell (holding the Sollich Shield) together with the staff from the William Angliss Institute. left to right - Wendy Jarvis, Kris Wilson And Rick Byrne.



The Award presentation made during the 2017 ConTech Convention at the MCG:  
winner Nicholas Rey is seen together with Wendy Jarvis and Kristine Wilson from the William Angliss.


The full list of Sollich Award winners:

  • 2017 - Nicholas Rey
  • 2016 - NIck Bell
  • 2015 - Stuart Dall
  • 2014 - David Wilson
  • 2013 - Leanne Cook
  • 2012 - (Ruby) Yuk Lam Lo
  • 2011 - Richard Truong
  • 2010 - Saranga Heenkendra
  • 2009 - Jordana Grow
  • 2008 - Tessa Saputra
  • 2007 - Lauren Payne
  • 2006 - Aymee Beeston
  • 2005 - Jane Cathcart
  • 2004 - Anthony Grey
  • 2003 - Melanie Lees
  • 2002 - Quinjie (Jessie) Fu
  • 2001 - Paul Cunningham
  • 2000 - Melissa Odger
  • 1999 - Peter Nicholson
  • 1998 - Angela Mc Kellar
  • 1997 - Erica Mugeli
  • 1996 - Ron Van De Boogoard
  • 1995 - Fiona Barton
  • 1994 - Tina Marusic
  • 1993 - Roger Waite


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