A shortlist of finalists for this year’s FMT Food Industry Awards has been announced. Over 90 companies, individuals and products are now in the running for accolades across 16 award categories.

The FMT Food Industry Awards is an annual awards programme that recognises the best of the food manufacturing and retailing industries.

Amongst this year’s finalists are products nominated by companies operating across the UK food industry. From seafood to dairy, there is a whole range of product innovations recognised on the 2024 list.

Also shortlisted are the UK’s leading manufacturers, industry suppliers and training initiatives – as well as the country’s biggest supermarkets and food retail outlets.

Your 2024 FMT Food Industry Awards finalists are…

Best Trade Organisation

  • AIMS (Association of Independent Meat Suppliers)
  • BMPA (British Meat Processors Association)
  • PTF (Provision Trade Federation)
  • NPA (National Pig Association)
  • BFFF (British Frozen Food Federation)
  • CCF (Cold Chain Federation)

Best Ingredients Supplier

  • Foodmaker Limited
  • Prosur
  • Bosse Interspice
  • Griffith Foods
  • Kerry Taste & Nutrition  
  • Middleton Foods

Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier

  • Reiser UK
  • GEA Group
  • Handtmann Ltd
  • Multivac
  • Interfood Technology Ltd
  • Marel

Best Training Initiative

  • Moy Park Graduate Scheme
  • Bakkavor Apprenticeship Programme
  • Princes Commercial Graduate Scheme
  • FDQ – L3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance
  • Pilgrim’s Food Masters – Food Masters Graduate Programme
  • ABP Talent Academy / Graduate Scheme

Best Free From Product

  • Premium Dairy Free Mango Sorbet – Suncream Dairies
  • Festive Ham – Kings Fine Cooked Meats
  • Lidl Deluxe Aberdeen Angus Beef Burgers – Dunbia
  • Blackgate Signature 6 Premium Cumberland Pork Sausage Whirls – Booker
  • Korkers Gluten Free Frozen Sausage – Korkers Sausages Ltd
  • ASDA Minted Lamb Kebabs – Dunbia

Best New Product Development

  • Aldi The Fishmonger Ready to Cook King Prawns in Creamy Pesto Sauce
  • Co-op British Lamb Rump Steak with a Garlic, Mint & Honey Glaze – Dunbia
  • Aldi Inspired Cuisine Teriyaki Protein Meal
  • Marks & Spencer Wagyu Rump with Mustard and Bone Marrow Butter – ABP Linden Foods
  • Morrisons Comic Celebration Cake – Morrisons PLC
  • Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference All Day Breakfast Soft Set Scotch Egg– Pilgrim’s UK

Best Frozen Product

  • Aldi Inspired Cuisine Beef Ragu Protein Meal
  • Iceland Luxury Aberdeen Angus Beef Rump Joint with Beef Dripping – Dunbia
  • Gelato Lusso Rum Raisin Dairy Ice Cream – Suncream Dairies
  • Aldi Gianni’s Raspberry Millionaire Ice Cream Sticks
  • ASDA Vegetarian Chilli Bean Fritters – Finnebrogue
  • Tesco Plant Chef 2 Seasonal Seeded Roasts with Port Gravy – ABP Eatwell

Best Bakery Product

  • Chefs Larder 18 Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes – Booker
  • Morrisons The Best Billionaire Celebration Cake – Morrisons Plc
  • Steak & Stilton Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd
  • Ocado Crumpets 6 per pack – Signature Flatbreads
  • Ring Bake Doughnuts (Individually Packed) – Simply Doughnuts
  • Morrisons The Best Red Velvet Cake – Morrisons Plc

Best Ready To Eat Product

  • Ocado Roasted & Salted Cashews – Whitworths Ltd
  • Iceland All Day Breakfast Bites – Pilgrim’s UK
  • Binghams Potted Beef – Binghams Foods Ltd
  • Waitrose Popcorn Chicken with Hickory BBQ Sauce – Pilgrim’s UK
  • Unbeleafable Mixed Baby Leaves – GrowUp Farms
  • Morrisons Pepperoni Pizza Bites – Pilgrim’s UK

Best Seafood Product

  • Aldi The Fishmonger Ready to Cook King Prawns in Creamy Pesto Sauce
  • Ocado 2 Organic Salmon Fillets Skin On – Hilton Seafood UK
  • Aldi The Fishmonger Ready to Cook Fish with Tomato, Oregano and Feta
  • Chef’s Larder Premium 10 Scottish Farmed Salmon Fillets – Booker
  • M&S Collection Tomahawk Steak Surf & Turf – ABP Linden Foods
  • Aldi The Fishmonger Ready to Cook King Prawns In a Thai Green Curry Sauce

Best Red Meat Product

  • Co-op Irresistible Aberdeen Angus Thick Cut Ribeye Steak – Dunbia
  • Aldi Specially Selected 36 Day Matured Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak
  • M&S Collection British Roast Sirloin of Beef – ABP Linden Foods
  • 10oz Cote de Pork – Owen Taylor & Sons
  • CMB 8oz Gourmet Beef Burger – CMB Foods
  • M&S Collection Slow Cooked Daube of Beef – Scotbeef

Best Poultry Product

  • Aldi Specially Selected Sourdough Breaded Wild Garlic & Jersey Butter Chicken Kievs
  • Chicken Leek & Stilton Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons
  • Premium Turkey – Kings Fine Cooked Meats
  • Chicken Thigh Boneless Skinless Shawarma Glazed – CMB Foods
  • Porky Whites Low Fat Lemon Chicken Sausage – Porky Whites
  • Waitrose Popcorn Chicken with Hickory BBQ Sauce – Pilgrim’s UK

Best Dairy Product

  • Aldi Emporium British Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • Chef’s Larder Premium Taw Valley Mature Cheddar – Booker
  • Aldi Brooklea Strawberry Protein Yoghurt
  • Crunch Extra Mature Cheddar – Booker
  • Gelato Lusso Macchiato Cappuccino Dairy Ice Cream – Suncream Dairies
  • Aldi Gianni’s Salted Caramel Gelato

Food Retailer of the Year

  • Aldi
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Waitrose
  • Tesco
  • Lidl
  • Morrisons

Food Manufacturer of the Year

  • Birds Eye
  • Moy Park
  • Westaway Sausages
  • Arla Foods
  • ABP Linden Foods
  • Dunbia

Michel Roux Jr to host 2024 Awards ceremony in London

Legendary chef and popular TV broadcaster Michel Roux Jr will host this year’s prestigious FMT Food Industry Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 27th June.

The awards lunch and ceremony will be staged at the 5-star Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London when a range of awards will be presented by Michel Roux across various different categories, culminating in the Food Industry Champion award, which last year went to president of the NFU Minette Batters.

Thank you to the 2024 FMT Food Industry Awards partners: