Organisers of the annual Food Management Today Industry Awards are reporting a wide range of incoming product nominations as well as category voting, as this year’s promotion gets into full swing.

There are 16 categories in total and the popular awards ceremony and black tie dinner is scheduled to take place in London on the evening of 6th June 2023.

The FMT Food Industry Awards recognise the hard work and excellence of food processors and manufacturers across the UK food sector, as well as trade organisations, ingredients suppliers, machinery and equipment companies, product innovations, people and training.

How to participate

The awards are structured in two parts. Readers are invited to vote in seven categories, while manufacturers and retailers can nominate products for entry into one or more of the nine product categories which will be judged by industry experts. Once again the product categories for 2023 will be judged at the test kitchens located at the Harper Adams Regional Food Academy, and already interest is said to be high for what promises to be another very successful year.

Cast your vote or nominate your products online now at

Organiser Paige Philips commented: “These annual awards go from strength to strength and previous category winners and our category partners have praised the ongoing initiative following the highly successful ceremony presentation back in May 2022, hosted by celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt.

“We returned to an in-person ceremony in 2022 and it was so nice to bring together many of the UK’s leading companies and retailers plus key food industry movers and shakers to celebrate the best of the best. The message for this year is to vote now and nominate your products!”

The final deadline for online product nominations is 20th January and subsequently products are to be delivered to the Harper Adams test kitchens for evaluation on Tuesday 7th February 2023. Entrants receive full details and information in advance.

Categories are as follows:


Best Frozen Product
Best Dairy Product
Best Free From Product
Best Bakery Product
Best Poultry Product
Best Ready To Eat Product
Best Red Meat Product
Best New Product Development
Best Seafood Product


Food Manufacturer of the Year
Food Retailer of the Year
Best Ingredients Supplier 
Best Trade Organisation
Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier
Best Training Initiative
Food Industry Champion

Voting and nomination forms for entering products are open now, with easy to use details online. Visit the website:

A big thank you to our 2023 partners:

For details of how to become a partner call Michelle Ingerfield on 01908 613323 or email

Event date is subject to any 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.