Engineering skills are essential for our industry to grow and we want to recognise the people that will make this happen.

Entrants can be nominated by a colleague, line manager or self-nominate.

Nominees must:

  • Be currently employed within the UK food and drink manufacturing sector.
  • Have contributed to product development over a sustained period or be a promising new entrant to the industry who has led at least one significant project.
  • Be a positive role model/ambassador within the company and externally.
  • Go 'above and beyond' as an exceptional employee in both their work and behaviours.

Previous winners


Case Study

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year 2020

Emma has proved herself to be an incredible technical ambassador for the UK Food and Drink industry, and has shown this through her valued leadership in the UK’s Food Engineering agenda, especially in regard to digitisation.

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Food and Drink Engineer of the Year 2019

Alexandra Agg, Mondelez International is at the start of an incredibly promising engineering career and is already having a big impact at Mondelez International.

Chris Quarmby, PepsiCo

Case Study

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year 2018

Chris Quarmby, Control Systems Specialist, Lincoln Manufacturing, PepsiCo

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Submit your completed entry form and supporting materials before the 26 March 2021.

The shortlist will be announced in the summer. 

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