Food Management Today Industry Awards Rules & Regulations / Terms & Conditions

  1. The Year 2022/23 Food Management Today Industry Awards will run from October 2022 until May / June 2023.
  2. The Industry Awards presentation event / ceremony will normally take place at a suitable venue in London in May or June 2023 if presented as a physical in-person event.
  3. Categories:
    • Best Trade Organisation
    • Best Ingredients Supplier
    • Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier
    • Best Training Initiative
    • Best Free From Product
    • Best New Product Development
    • Best Frozen Product
    • Best Bakery Product
    • Best Seafood Product
    • Best Red Meat Product
    • Best Poultry Product
    • Best Dairy Product
    • Best Ready to Eat Product
    • Food Retailer of the Year
    • Food Manufacturer of the Year
    • Food Industry Champion Award
  4. Yandell Publishing Ltd., the organiser of the Food Management Today Industry Awards will offer category partnership opportunities to companies and organisations servicing the food industry at a price deemed to be fair and reasonable by the organisers. Companies or organisations are not allowed to partner an Award category for which they may potentially be nominated or voted for, unless agreeing to withdraw as a potential candidate for the Award category in question.
  5. Payment for partnership will be due by 1st October 2022 at the latest, or if booked after 1st October 2022, not later than 28 days from the date of formally confirming the category partnership with Yandell Publishing Ltd.
  6. Cancellation: Award partners should note that cancellation charges will apply on all occasions and in any circumstances for cancellation of category partnerships. A full 100% non-refundable charge of the agreed category partnership total will be payable to Yandell Publishing Ltd., unless cancellation notification is received by Yandell Publishing Ltd., in writing within 14 calendar days from the date of the category partnership letter or email confirmation.
  7.  Category partners of the Year 2022/23 Awards get first refusal for partnering the same category again in 2023/24. The deadline for decisions for the 2023/24 Awards is 15th June 2023. After this date the category will be offered to the open market.
  8. Partner Advertising: Partner packages include an A4 advertising page in the Awards Brochure published after the Awards Ceremony and all advertising is booked in the Awards Brochure section of Food Management Today magazine in a run-of-paper position (ROP) and therefore the placing and positioning of the partner advertising is at the full discretion of the publisher of Food Management Today magazine. Partner adverts will not be placed against the category editorial of the specific category it has partnered unless the winner or a finalist has not taken the page opposite the category editorial. In such circumstances the Publisher will use his best endeavours to place partner adverts against the category editorial, but this is not guaranteed. All adverts are subject to normal terms of acceptance of advertising available from the publisher.
  9. Voting and product nomination forms for the Food Management Today Industry Awards 2022/23 will be publicised to the food industry through Food Management Today magazine and its websites. Votes will then be accepted via the website at
  10. Multiple Retailing / Supermarket category: for the avoidance of doubt, the minimum number of retail outlets needed to qualify and be included in potential judging after nomination is a minimum of 40 separate retail shops, and all these retail outlets must offer both fresh foods, meat, seafood and bakery products and chilled or frozen manufactured / processed foodstuffs. This category does not recognise online businesses, and is specifically for walk-in retail businesses only.
  11. The final deadline for votes in relation to the Year 2022/23 Awards will be 1st March 2023.
  12. Winners and finalists of category awards will normally be informed as soon as possible in writing on a Strictly Private & Confidential basis. The deadline for confirmation by the recipient of any category award that they are prepared to attend the Awards presentation and collect the category award is 25th March 2023.
  13. Should any category winner not be in a position to attend the Awards presentation or fail to formally confirm that they will accept the Award by 25th March 2023; the Publisher of Food Management Today has, at his absolute discretion, the right to rescind the Award and pass it on to the first runner-up / finalist in the category concerned. Information provided by Food Management Today magazine to award winners and finalists in advance of the awards presentation is strictly private and confidential and may not be divulged to any third party prior to the award being presented. Any breach of this confidentiality may result in the award being rescinded at the absolute discretion of the publisher.
  14. A winner’s award will only be presented to a category winner if the business or company nominated is trading at the time of the awards ceremony and not in administration or if it has ceased trading. In such circumstances the award will go to the next runner-up.
  15. Please note that photographs and / or videos will be taken during the ceremony for publicity purposes which may be used either during the event / ceremony or over the post-event / ceremony period. By attending this event or an online ceremony consent to use any images of attendees or participants for promotional purposes by Yandell Media Group is implied. Such promotional use may include magazines, promotion literature, advertising, galleries, video coverage, social media, websites and poster artwork, and any other medium deemed appropriate by the organisers. Note: you are able to contact Yandell Publishing Ltd or YPL Exhibitions & Events in writing to request to withdraw your consent at any time.
  16. On the basis that a physical ceremony is possible and scheduled, Award partners will receive a free table for 8 persons at the Awards presentation as part of their package and must attend the event to present the award for the category agreed. The Awards partner accepts this obligation when contracting to the Awards and accepts that in the event of non-attendance, no credit or refund will be made by Food Management Today magazine or Yandell Publishing Ltd., as a result of such non-attendance.
  17. The organisers reserve the right, without prior notice, to revise or change the date of the Awards Ceremony and any Awards Lunch or Dinner, and to change the location of the Awards Ceremony and any Awards Lunch or Dinner, and the nature and format of the event at any time, at their full discretion. In such circumstances the organisers will inform the Partner or Sponsor or any Participants in writing of any changes that the organisers believe to be appropriate to facilitate the successful conclusion of the Awards or promotional programme. If the organiser gives such notice to the Partner or Sponsor or Participant, the organiser shall be entitled to retain all monies paid to the organiser prior to service of such notice and to seek immediate payment of all monies still due to the organiser from the Partner or Sponsor or Participant.
  18. In the event of a communicable disease including a viral infection or pandemic and / or any resultant official warning or instructions to prevent the assembly of people at a given place or at a given time, or any restrictions following any recommendation or legislation by the World Health Organisation or government, or PHE, that public events may not be staged or can proceed, the organisers are not responsible for any consequential loss should its own event or events or exhibitions be affected, postponed or cancelled, and the organiser will not refund deposits and / or any other payments or deposits either paid, accrued, pending or which are due for payment, or contracted to be paid at a future date. Customers of the organiser who are partners, sponsors, advertisers and / or exhibitors, should ensure that their own event insurance adequately covers them for such eventualities or circumstances, as the organiser will not be found liable for repayments or damages or any consequential loss in such prevailing circumstances.
  19. The organisers of the Awards presentation reserve the absolute right to refuse admission to the event without explanation. Correspondence will not be entered into. Competitive media to Food Management Today magazine or its portfolio of publications and media products are not permitted to attend the Awards presentation.
  20. The details of the category winners will not be announced until the Awards ceremony. The winners of the Awards are required to maintain the Private & Confidential status of the Awards until after the formal presentations.
  21. An Awards brochure confirming the winners of the Year 2022/23 Awards will be published and circulated with the first available edition of Food Management Today magazine, following the Awards ceremony. This magazine will also detail the partners of the categories. Winners, finalists and partners of the 2022/23 Awards accept and agree that their company name may be used in materials to promote the 2022/23 Awards and any future awards (without breaching confidentiality), and when confirming a partnership, or a winning / finalist status give authorisation to the publisher of Food Management Today to use such details in publicity as may be required. Advertising opportunities will be made available to winners and finalists and Award partners, or any business or organisations, who in the opinion of the publisher, is suitable for inclusion in this publication. All advertising bookings are subject to the normal terms and conditions of acceptance for advertising bookings for Food Management Today magazine. A copy of these Terms & Conditions are available upon request and available to view at A picture round-up of the Awards presentation will normally appear in the July / August 2023 issue of Food Management Today magazine, although the publisher reserves the right to publish these pictures in any edition felt to be appropriate as an alternative.
  22. Voting for the Year 2022/23 Food Management Today Industry Awards is not open to employees of Food Management Today Magazine or their families or to employees of Yandell Publishing Limited, or their families.
  23. Voting can only be undertaken by bona-fide food industry professionals. Voting opportunities will not be offered to trade businesses or organisations. Only one vote per person will be accepted.
  24. If for any reason the publisher of Food Management Today magazine has reason to believe that any form of ‘vote rigging’ or manipulation of voting is being attempted, the publisher has the absolute right, at his discretion, to disqualify the votes in question.
  25. In the event of a tie, the casting vote will be with the chairman of the judging panel.
  26. Event tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability. We regret that cancellations are subject to an administration fee of 35 per cent of the total cost and that refunds are not available should bookings be cancelled after 10th January 2023.
  27. In relation to all rules and regulations covering the Year 2022/23 Awards and the Awards ceremony, the publisher’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  28. 2023/24 Ceremony and Promotion: The pending and updated terms and conditions for next year 2023/24 will be published shortly after the 2023 ceremony takes place and is completed in May/June 2023. The above T&C’s can be used as a guide to the next ceremony and promotion. However for any specific information and to contact the organisers please click here.

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