FDF Awards 2018

Our awards are fast becoming the industry benchmark of excellence for innovation, competitiveness and talent.

Each year, companies from across the food and drink supply chain enter the FDF Awards and over 500 guests come together to celebrate the winners at the FDF Awards ceremony.

This year's winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 20 September 2018.

2018 Awards Shortlist

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by AKTRION FOOD)

Chloe Richmond - Nestle UK
Marianna Campanaro - Nestle UK
Sam Pawson - Britvic
Kris Gratham - pladis UK & Ireland
Ryan Handley - Mondelez International
Daniel Blake -TrakRap Ltd
Sophie Paveling - Coca Cola European Partners Great Britain Ltd

Brand launch of the year

Pladis UK & Ireland - McVitie's Chocolate Digestives Thins
Birds Eye Limited - Birds Eye Relaunch 2017
KP Snacks - McCoy's Chips: Full-on Chip Shop flavour
Britivc - Robinsons Refresh'd
Taylors of Harrogate - Home of Extraordinary Flavour
Premier Foods - Batchelors Super Noodle Pots

Campaign of the Year (sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP)

Unilever - Marmite Gene Project
Birds Eye Peas - With love from Birds Eye
McCain Foods - 'We are family'
Premier Foods - Mr Kipling & Roald Dahl's splendiferous summer partnership

Community Partner (sponsored by General Mills)

NEMI - Empowering refugees through tea
Apetito - Supporting local communities through the staff foundation
Nestle UK - Healthy communities- a partnership between Nestle UK and C3 collaborating for health
Addo Food Group - Wall's helping hand
RSSL - RSSL & No.5
Premier Foods - Ambrosia Creamery: Celebrating 100 years of partnership with the Lifton community

Diet & Health (sponsored by Santander)

Birds Eye Limited
Lucozade Ribena Suntory
Premier Foods
Mr Lee's Pure Foods Co

Education Initiative (sponsored by Gazprom Energy)

Premier Foods - School Partnerships
RSSL - Science Outreach Programme
Nestle UK - Nestle Academy Campus Team Initiative
Macphie - Developing the Future Workforce
PepsiCo - Grow Our Own

Environmental Leadership (sponsored by Kite Packaging)

Mondelez International - Cocoa Life
British Coffee Association - BCA Sustainability Mission
Coca-Cola European Partners - This is Forward- the Sustainability Action Plan
Nestle - Waste Not Want Not
Pladis Global - The pladis cracker and biscuit wrapper recycling programme
Central England Co-operative - Close the Case LED Lighting

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Santander)

Premier Foods
Ashbury Labelling
Ramsden International
Mr Lee's Pure Foods Co
Sticksology Infusion Sticks

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year (sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University)

Ross Morrison - pladis Global
Chris Quarmby - PepsiCo
Ed Pooley - British Sugar
Adam Grief - British Sugar

Food and Drink Scientist of the Year (sponsored by IFST)

Simon Flanagan - RSSL
Rob Griffiths - RSSL
Mike Jordan - Premier Foods
Amy Jackson - Tate& Lyle
Stephanie Marty-Terrade - Nestle UK

HR Initiative

Pladis - Leveraging the Apprenticeship levy in the UK
Weetabix Food Company - Employee Engagement and Experience
ABP UK - Stop Modern Slavery
Birds Eye Limited - Management and Leadership Development Programmes
Unilever - Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP)

Innovation (sponsored by Omron)

Mara Seaweed - Pioneering a supply chain to bring an ancient superfood, a seaweed, back into modern diets
Borough Broth Co - Organic Bone Broth
OAL Connected - APRIL Eye- Stop human error with artificial intelligence
Mr Lee's Pure Foods Co - Mr Lee's Noodles and Noodle Kiosks
TrakRap Ltd - The TrakRap Packaging System
Victor's Drinks Ltd - JAW Vessel

Rising Star (sponsored by PepsiCo UK)

Katherine Cook - Premier Foods
Chloe Dwyer - Nestle UK
Harry King - Nestle UK
Calum Finn - Nestle UK
Hannah Chipman - McCain Foods
Steph Hockings - Birds Eye Limited
Fatma Khan - Baked by Neelu

Emerging Business (sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP)

Cerealto (UK) Ltd
Creative Nature
Emily Crisps
Incredible Bakery Company
Coppola Foods
Mr Lee's Pure Foods Co
Salter's Must Chup Sauces

Silent Auction

A big Thank You to the following companies for generously donating items for our Silent Auction to be held during the FDF Awards 2018.

100% of the money raised on the night will go to GroceryAid.

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