FDF Awards Entry
28 February 2024
The FDF Awards are the ones to win for our sector, recognising and rewarding excellence for innovation, competitiveness and talent in the food and drink industry.
Each year, companies from across the food and drink supply chain enter our awards, and over 500 guests come together to celebrate the winners at the FDF Awards ceremony.
Entries for the FDF Awards 2024 are open!
Take a look at our award categories below and enter for free before 28 February 2024, for your chance to win - you can enter as many categories as you like and nominate multiple projects/colleagues.
Entry is open to both FDF members and non-members.
How to enter
- Read the frequently asked questions and tips for a successful entry
- Download the entry form
- Register for an FDF web account if you don't already have one
- Submit your completed entry form and supporting materials online before the deadline
- Wait for the shortlist to be announced in summer!
Who can enter?
- Food and drink manufacturers
- Retailers, producers, growers, hospitality
- Sectors working with the food and drink supply chain including researchers, distributors, health, local authorities and education providers
Do you employ a brilliant apprentice in your food and drink manufacturing company? Have you got an exceptional young talent among your teams?
Have you launched an exciting new brand, whether a single product or a range? Or is your business strengthening an existing brand or rebranding an existing range?
Tell us how your business has coped with a challenging situation during the year to emerge stronger.
This category is for in-house or agency teams to enter campaigns centring on sales, driving behaviour change, launches, research or increasing awareness.
Are you making a difference in your community? We are looking for companies that have carried out outstanding work with their chosen community and made a positive difference.
This award is aimed at recognising where companies are helping their customers achieve dietary goals by changing products or introducing new products.
Does your company work positively with schools and colleges to encourage interest in food and drink manufacturing or help facilitate employment opportunities for young people?
Have you started your business and experienced a significant growth in the past few years? Are you proud to be a thriving UK food or drink SME?
British food and drink has never been more popular and exports continue to be a key area for growth.
Is your company taking strides to create an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace?
Engineering skills are essential for our industry to grow and we want to recognise the people that will make this happen.
Scientific developments help to give our industry its competitive edge and we are fortunate to have many talented scientists working within our sector.
Employee recruitment and retention is important to a successful company, so show us how your company is a great place to work.
Has your company developed a new manufacturing process or adopted technology that has led to significant business improvements?
This award is open to any business that is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and will award entities pushing the boundaries to reduce and/or eliminate emissions to the greatest extent possible.
Nutritionists and dietitians support our food and drink industry in improving the health of the nation, and are crucial to innovative new product development.
Open to entrants within their first five years in the industry at any academic and training level, the Rising Star category is for the people with the potential to go far.
Have you recently started your role in the food and drink industry? Open to businesses with a turnover of less than £50m and entrants within their first five years in the industry.
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For more information contact
Marketing and Commercial Analyst
Tel: 020 7420 7146