Food and Drink Federation Awards

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FDF Awards 2020 Finalists announced!

Congratulations to the finalists of our FDF Awards 2020!

Winners will be announced at our free virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 3 February 2021. Register your place now »

The shortlist and winner of our special Hidden Hero award will be announced at the virtual ceremony on 3 February 2021.

Finalists: Apprentice of the Year

  • Britvic PLC - Michal Chalupka
  • Coca-Cola European Partners - Jordan Brosnan
  • Premier Foods - David Blunt
  • Samworth Brothers Ltd - Matty Desforges
  • Tereos UK & Ireland - Ryan Newton
  • Weetabix Food Company Limited - Katie Lines

Finalists: Brand Launch of the Year

  • Birds Eye - Birds Eye Green Cuisine
  • KP Snacks - McCoy's Muchos
  • Little Dish - Little Dish Fresh Finger Food
  • PepsiCo - Naked Lean
  • Premier Foods – Mr Kipling
  • Princes

Finalists: Campaign of the Year

  • Birds Eye - Birds Eye Steamfresh Eat In Full Colour
  • Britvic Soft Drinks - Sticky situation? Time to Tango
  • Company Shop Group - Surplus Super Heroes by Company Shop Group
  • KP - KP 'Check Your Nuts' Movember Campaign
  • Meatless Farm - The Meatless Consumption Target
  • Mondelez International - 'Donate your words'
  • The Watercress Company - #watercress Grab it, Try it, Share it

Finalists: Community Partner

  • Birds Eye - Birds Eye Veg Power Education Initiative – reigniting the love of vegetables amongst UK youngsters (and their parents)
  • Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola and StreetGames – Where Everyone Plays
  • Community Shop - Partnering with the community for a stronger future
  • AHDB & BNF - Food - a fact of life
  • AHDB - Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP)
  • Premier Foods - McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition
  • The Bread and Butter Thing

Finalists: Diet and Health

  • Aunt Bessie's (Nomad Foods) - Aunt Bessie's Desserts Sugar Reduction
  • Kellogg's - Kellogg's Happy Guts Campaign
  • Kerry DaVinci Gourmet™ - Taste & Nutrition Renovation
  • Morning Foods - Fibreful Oatbran porridge
  • Nestlé UK and Ireland - Sugar and Calorie Reduction across Nestlé Confectionery (2015- 2019)
  • PepsiCo - Naked Lean
  • pladis - McVitie's Sugar Reduction

Finalists: Education Initiative

  • Belazu Ingredient Company - Fresh Enterprise – Belazu and School Food Matters
  • Birds Eye - Birds Eye Veg Power Education Initiative – reigniting the love of vegetables amongst UK youngsters (and their parents)
  • Britvic PLC - Britvic's Young Persons Programme
  • AHDB & BNF - Food - a fact of life
  • AHDB - Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP)
  • Premier Foods - McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition

Finalists: Emerging Business

  • Aldomak – home of luxury goodies
  • Feya café
  • In the Welsh Wind Distillery
  • Made for Drink
  • NEMI Teas
  • Nurture Brands
  • PLAYin CHOC

Finalists: Environmental Leadership

  • Birds Eye - Follow the Fish – a successful story of sustainable sourcing by Birds Eye
  • Ferrero - Ferrero: global leaders in sustainable palm oil
  • Matthew Algie - Matthew Algie Sustainability 5 Year Plan (2017-2021)
  • Midas Mead - Midas Mead's Regeneration of Damaged Ancient Woodland
  • Milk & More - Milk & More's environmental initiative
  • pladis UK and Ireland - #Road2Zero
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Rivers Trust, Thames21 and Enfield Council - Broomfield Park Wetland

Finalists: Exporter of the Year

Sponsored by Santander UK

  • Belvoir Fruit Farms
  • British Corner Shop
  • Britvic PLC
  • Macsween of Edinburgh
  • Ramsden International
  • Wyke Farms Ltd

Finalists: Food and Drink Engineer of the Year

  • British Sugar - Jeff Nan
  • Coca-Cola European Partners - Jose Carles
  • Mondelez International - Emma McLeod
  • Pepsico - Karl Davidson
  • Premier Foods - Ian Pugh
  • Premier Foods - Mark Carnell
  • The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co - Jed Taylor

Finalists: Food and Drink Scientist of the Year

Sponsored by the Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Agrico UK Ltd - Dr Steven Muir
  • Campden BRI - Dan Hall
  • Campden BRI - Dr Danny Bayliss
  • Meatless Farm - Dr Peter Hynes
  • Premier Foods - Conan Fryer

Finalists: HR Initiative

  • 2 Sisters Food Group - Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Reduction Program
  • apetito - Emerging Leaders Programme
  • Britvic PLC - myLife launch – supporting the wellbeing of our employees
  • Company Shop Group - Celebrating our second Queen's Award with our colleagues
  • KP Snacks - KP4ME: Making rewards more rewarding
  • Moy Park - Moy Park Culinary Academy
  • PepsiCo - 'Grow our Own' Training and Education Programme

Finalists: Innovation

Sponsored by Pentadel Project Management

  • Coppola Foods - Fabalous Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Chickpeas spread
  • Hunter & Gather Foods
  • Meatless Farm - Plant-based pea protein range
  • Pep & Lekker - New recipes, & sustainable packaging for Pep & Lekker
  • Purely Plantain -3 Cheers for Health-Conscious Plantain
  • The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co - The Pinter

Finalists: Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist of the Year

  • Huel - James Collier
  • Nomad Foods - Lauren Woodley
  • Starbucks Coffee Company - Rebecca Fitzgerald
  • Tata Consumer Products GB Ltd - Edward Allen

Finalists: Rising Star

Sponsored by PepsiCo UK & Ireland

  • Birds Eye - James McComas
  • Birds Eye - Sara Lopez
  • British Sugar - Anna Maitland
  • Coca-Cola European Partners - Amelia Cockran
  • Reading Scientific Services Limited - Megan Eade
  • Premier Foods - Oliver Bradbury

Finalists: Sustainable Packaging Initiative - new for 2020

  • ABP UK - Sustainable Meat Packaging Project
  • Border Biscuits - Border Biscuits removes 90% of plastic from its packaging
  • Coca-Cola Great Britain and Coca-Cola European Partners - Coca-Cola: Working towards a World Without Waste
  • Little Freddie organic baby & toddler food - Little Freddie's Zero Waste to Landfill Pouch Recycling Scheme In Partnership with Enval Ltd
  • Montezuma's Chocolate - Montezuma's Sustainable Packaging – leading the way with recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging
  • Princes Limited - Recycled PET in soft drinks and edible oils – Princes Limited

Sponsor an Award

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event, get in touch with Craig.Hannington@fdf.org.uk for further information.

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