The winners of the 2024 Food Management Today Food Industry Awards were announced this afternoon [Thursday 27th June] at the annual business luncheon and awards ceremony held at the 5-star Royal Garden Hotel, London.

The FMT Food Industry Awards promote innovation, excellent service and great products from different sectors of food production, manufacturing and retailing.

Take a look back at the awards:

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Michel Roux Jr handed out accolades to the winners at the ceremony following the much-anticipated and most enjoyable lunch.

CEO of the Food and Drink Federation Karen Betts was awarded the prestigious Food Industry Champion Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership throughout what has been a particularly challenging period for the sector.

The 2024 winners:

Best Trade Organisation – National Pig Association (NPA)

Best Ingredients Supplier – Prosur

Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier – Interfood Technology

Best Training Initiative – Bakkavor Apprenticeship Programme

Best Free From Product – ASDA Minted Lamb Kebabs – by Dunbia

Best Ready To Eat Product – Waitrose Popcorn Chicken with Hickory BBQ Sauce – by Pilgrim’s Europe

Best New Product Development – Marks & Spencer Wagyu Rump with Mustard and Bone Marrow Butter – by ABP Linden

Best Frozen Product – Gelato Lusso Rum Raisin Dairy Ice Cream – Suncream Dairies

Best Bakery Product – Chef’s Larder 18 Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes – Booker

Best Seafood Product – Aldi The Fishmonger Ready to Cook King Prawns in a Thai Green Curry Sauce

Best Red Meat Product – M&S Collection Slow Cooked Daube of Beef – by Scotbeef

Best Poultry Product – Chicken, Leek & Stilton Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons

Best Dairy Product – Chef’s Larder Premium Taw Valley Mature Cheddar – Booker

Food Retailer of the Year – Aldi

Food Manufacturer of the Year – Moy Park

Food Industry Champion Award – Karen Betts, CEO of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

Editor of Food Management Today magazine, Joanna Thomson, said: “This industry does a fantastic job of feeding our nation, and we are proud to host this brilliant initiative each year. It is a pleasure to be able to recognise some of the best in the sector with friends and colleagues alike.”

A full list of highly commended products will also be published in a special awards edition of Food Management Today magazine, which will be available in print and online as a digital e-magazine at the beginning of July.

The 2024 photo gallery can be viewed here.

With thanks to the 2024 FMT Food Industry Awards sponsors: