The annual FDF Awards recognise innovation, industry talent and healthier product development across the food and drink sector, bringing together 600 guests to celebrate the winners and industry achievements from the last year.

The FDF Awards 2024, sponsored by KPMG, will be hosted by the Irish chef, author of cookbooks and television presenter Clodagh McKenna, on Thursday 19th September at The Roundhouse in London.

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FDF Awards 2024 Shortlist

The final shortlist for the FDF Awards 2024 has now been complied by the panel of judges, including leading figures from the food and drink industry. Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists.

Headline sponsor:

Apprentice of the Year

Gabriella De Luca - Mondelēz International
Finley Pryde - Unilever UK & Ireland
David Roberts - Tate & Lyle Sugars
Aaminah Ahmed - Mondelēz International, Inc
Rose Nichols - Mondelēz UK
Alexander Austyn - Unilever UK & Ireland

Brand Launch of the Year – Sponsored by IFE

Birds Eye Ltd - Aunt Bessie's
pladis - McVitie’s Gold Billions
pladis - McVitie’s White Chocolate Digestives
Rondanini - Franco Manca
Walkers MAX (PepsiCo)
Genepro Tea, LLC
True Origin


Campaign of the Year

McCain Foods GB
KP Snacks
Doritos UK
City Harvest

Community Partner

McCain Foods GB
Little Dish
KP Snacks
Quaker UK

Diet and Health

Mondelēz International
Nestlé UK and Ireland
Birds Eye
Walkers Sunbites
Brusco Food Group

Education Initiative

Tate & Lyle Sugars
Mondelēz International
CFA (Chilled Food Association)
JJA Pack and Siemens
Wiltshire Farm Foods

SME Emerging Business – Sponsored by Aon

Callestick Farm Ice Cream
Popcorn Kitchen
Gold Standard Nutrition (GSN)

Environmental Leadership – Sponsored by Water Plus

SLR Consulting and ClimSystems
Hellmann’s, Unilever Ltd
Chichester Food & Drink Co
The Compleat Food Group
Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi A.S (a subsidiary of Pladis Foods Limited)
Wyke Farms

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

SLR Consulting
Pladis UK
Pladis Foods Limited. Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi A.S (a subsidiary of Pladis Foods Limited)
Mondelēz International

Exporter of the Year – Sponsored by WTA

Lionel Hitchen
Halva Ltd
The Tracklement Company Ltd
Ramsden International
Britvic plc

Food and Drink Technologist / Scientist of the Year – Sponsored by IFST

Agrico UK Ltd - Steven Muir
Lesaffre - Jonquil Dawson
Premier Foods -Teresa Cruces
Britvic plc - Sibo Mpofu
Britvic plc - Hannah Noorizadeh

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year – Sponsored by Finch Consulting

Britvic plc - Mr Darragh O'Donnell
Britvic plc - Mr Newlyn Evans
Apetito Ltd - Mr David Lambert

HR Initiative

Premier Foods
Mondelēz International
Britvic plc
KP Snacks

Manufacturing Transformation - Sponsored by KPMG

apetito Ltd
Proper Cornish Ltd
LettUs Grow
Derry Bros Shipping & Customs Clearance
Foods Connected & Finnebrogue

Note: KPMG is not in any way involved with the judging and selection of nominees with respect to the FDF Awards 2024.

Net Zero Initiative - Sponsored by ADAS RSK

British Sugar
Eden Geothermal
True Origin
Weetabix Food Company
Nomad Foods

Product Innovation -Sponsored by KPMG

Mondelēz International - Cadbury Delights
Little Dish
Saltire Patisserie Ltd

Note: KPMG is not in any way involved with the judging and selection of nominees with respect to the FDF Awards 2024.

Rising Star – Sponsored by PepsiCo

The Compleat Food Group - Ashleigh Ward
Mondelēz International - Sapna ABBI
Mondelēz International - Connor Gould
Lionel Hitchen - Anne Wiziack
MOTH Drinks - Ethan Hogan
Apetito Ltd - Charlotte Percy

Sustainable Packaging Initiative

Unilever UK & Ireland
Lincoln & York
Sonoco Europe and Kellanova
KP Snacks

Charity Partner:


The winners will be announced on Thursday 19 September at the Roundhouse, London. Book your early bird tickets