As the food and drinks industry prepares for the biggest fanfare of the year, we've made it easier than ever for companies to put themselves centre stage.
Applications to the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards can now be made at the click of a button by visiting our awards site at http://www.foodmanufactureexcellenceawards.co.uk.
There are opportunities to show off your best in nine product categories. Take your pick from ambient and general groceries; bakery; beverages; chilled ready meals and prepared foods; confectionery; dairy; frozen foods; meat and poultry; and seafood.
Plus there's the chance to sing your praises as an employer in the Skills Excellence Awards, presented in three categories: productivity through skills and apprenticeships, both sponsored by the food and drink sector skills council Improve; and diversity in recruitment, which is sponsored by Pepsico.
In the productivity through skills category, judges will look for significant gains made in any aspect of manufacturing, for example, by identifying opportunities for improving planning, implementation and evaluation. The apprenticeship award will go to the apprentice who has made the most significant difference to the business through his or her skills.
The diversity in recruitment award recognises a firm's creativity in assisting unemployed people to prepare for work and creating a supportive environment in the job.
For entry packs, contact Emma Wiles, The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2006, William Reed Events, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RT.
We will be rolling out the red carpet at an Awards dinner on October 31 2006 at The Dorchester, London.
Deadline for entries is June 30.