Nominate your products in the FMT Food Industry Awards
Product nomination for the Food Management Today Industry Awards are now open. Click the link below to nominate your products now.
Vote now in the FMT Food Industry Awards
Voting for the Food Management Today Industry Awards is now open, click the link below to register your nominations now.
The Food Management Today Industry Awards Categories and Partners for 2023
Consisting of reader voting and product entries to determine the best in the industry, these awards are chosen by our readers together with a select judging panel for product evaluation. Below we outline the categories for 2023 and the Awards Partners who are supporting them.
Food Manufacturer of the Year:
Best Ingredients Supplier:
Best Trade Organisation:
Best Training Initiative:
Food businesses can’t always recruit ideally skilled employees as readily as they would like. They therefore need to invest in the education and development of staff. We want to recognise who has done that well in 2021/22. Does your company have a training scheme to be proud of, or do you know of one? Alternatively, is there an organisation or trade body supplying training that you believe deserves recognition?
Food Retailer of the Year:
Food Industry Champion Award:
This very special award will be made to a manager or senior executive who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK and Irish food industry. The individual may work directly in food processing or be employed in a trade body or promotional organisation. Who do you know who merits such recognition? Make sure you nominate now.
Please note: All products must be manufactured in the British Isles, including Ireland, but can use non-British ingredients as well as being fully and totally British in overall manufacture.
Entrants to these categories will be required to send in products for the judging panel to evaluate at a specific time and location. Details and support paperwork will be advised and supplied in advance, and in good time.
You can be a manufacturer, wholesaler, caterer, independent retailer or supermarket to become involved. There is no entry charge and you may enter as many products as you like.
Best Frozen Product:
The frozen sector is in a resurgence period and is especially interesting to many consumers for its convenience, value and the opportunity to avoid food waste. Whether its seafood, dairy products, meat and ready meals or new styles of traditional products such as fries, fruits or vegetables, make sure you products are in the mix.
Best Bakery Product:
From the daily loaf to fancy cakes, or pies and pasties or pizza, in fact anything that falls within the category of baking and bakery products. Judges will be looking for great taste and value and of course modern packaging. Do you have a winning product?
Best Seafood Product:
Best Red Meat Product:
Best Poultry Product:
One of the most versatile of meats, poultry is a popular choice with many consumers whether whole birds, portions or as a main ingredient in ready meals and cold eating products. It can be old favourites reimagined, birds in bags, quick cook spatchcock, or brand new products, and of course not forgetting the established traditional roasting products that represent a great eating experience. Entries are always exciting and varied.
Best Dairy Product :
Cheese, ice cream, yoghurts and short-life products such as spreads, butter and dips, plus a myriad of other product ranges can be entered. No milk drinks or liquid milk is included in this category however. If it has dairy credentials and ingredients make sure your products are entered.
Best 'Free From' Product:
With the continued growth in the free from market there is a great range of free from products in all sectors these days. We are looking for innovation, great taste and value for money. It could be glutten free, a vegetarian or vegan product, or products with low salt and reduced fat or sugar, or non-dairy. From sausages to bread, the range is amazing. Enter your products now.
Best Ready to Eat Product:
From pork pies and Scotch eggs to cooked meats, energy bars and confectionery, cereal products, smoked fish or perhaps tarts and cakes, not forgetting crisps, snacks and nuts. It could be a great product suited to eating on the go, grazing or used as part of a healthy diet. Judges will look for convenience, great packaging, value and as always great taste and the overall eating experience.
Best New Product Development:
Innovation is being first with a new idea. It could be improved packaging, improved cooking times, updated ingredients or brand new products or new supermarket ranges. The food industry never stands still and our judges will be looking for great products with real appeal and new ranges that will attract consumers on convenience taste and value.
2023 Categories and Awards Partnership Opportunities
There are 16 Award categories, these are as follows:
- Food Manufacturer of the Year
- Food Retailer of the Year
- Best Ingredients Supplier
- Best Machinery/Equipment Supplier
- Best Trade Organisation
- Best Training Initiative
- Best New Product Development
- Best Frozen Product
- Best Bakery Product
- Best Seafood Product
- Best ‘Free From’ Product’
- Best Red Meat Product
- Best Poultry Product
- Best Dairy Product
- Best Ready to Eat Product
- Food Industry Champion Award
Category partnerships cost £5,350.00 + VAT including a page advert in the FMT Food Industry Awards Brochure (both in print and online), plus a free table for 8 guests at the Awards ceremony. To become involved as a sponsor contact Michelle Ingerfield on 01908 613323 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can be assured of a top quality, well organised event which offers Awards partners an excellent marketing opportunity over a full year and more, together with first class branding. For more information click here.
For terms and conditions for the FMT Food Industry Awards click here.
See the FMT Food Industry Awards judging film:
A special thanks to our 2023 Awards partners
Event date is subject to any ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.