Does your company carry out exceptional work, creating innovative new products?

Trends in UK Food & Drink are constantly evolving and to stay competitive companies must be continuously innovating.

Entrants must show significant development achieved in product research and/or development over the past three years, this can be through an entirely new product or improvements to an existing product.

The benefits of your innovation could be related to taste, texture, sustainability, or something else entirely!


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The entry deadline has been extended to 11.59pm Wednesday 20 April for these categories only:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Emerging Business
  • Manufacturing Initiative
  • Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist of the Year

Entry has now closed for all other categories. Keep an eye out for the shortlist announcement in Summer! 

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Previous winners

FDF Awards - Innovation 2021 - Company Shop Group

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Innovation 2021 - Company Shop Group

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Meatless Farm

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Innovation 2020

Meatless Farm have been working to develop their range to make it as healthy and tasty as possible. This year, Meatless Farm is launching its first ever soya-free products, from the brand’s new pea product range.

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Innovation 2019

Founded almost 50 years ago, Company Shop Group is a wholly family-owned business that has grown from a single corner shop to the £40m+ business that it is today.

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