FMEAs 2017

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: tonight is Oscar night!

By Mike Stones

- Last updated on GMT

Good luck to all the finalists in the food and drink manufacturing Oscars
Good luck to all the finalists in the food and drink manufacturing Oscars

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Tonight is Oscar night at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the Hilton on Park Lane in London, as hundreds of leading industry figures gather to celebrate the best of the best in Britain’s biggest manufacturing sector.

Hosted by Rugby World Cup winner and former team captain Matt Dawson, the 1920s-themed awards celebration will feature more than 60 food and drink manufacturing companies and individual vying for a food or drink manufacturing Oscar.

The awards evening will culminate in the big one: the overall Food Manufacture Company of the year award: made to one of the firms that won a manufacturing category award earlier in the evening.

The overall winner

Which manufacturer will follow the success of Mash Direct​ in winning the top trophy last year? We only have a few hours to wait to learn the identity of the overall winner and all the other winners.

So good luck to all the finalists the big night tonight. Read more about our awards here​.

Thanks to our independent panel of judges, led by the chair of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Paul Wilkinson.

Independent panel of judges

Thanks also go to our sponsors: Columbus, DR Newitt, Lockton, Michael Page Engineering and Manufacturing, Celsius, Sanderson, SA Partners, PPMA and KDH Projects.

If you can’t attend the awards celebration in person, be there in virtual reality by reading our tweets revealing the identity of the winners, immediately after they are revealed, on Twitter at #FoodManAwards.

And watch out for full coverage of our stellar award evening – in words, photographs and video interviews – including who won which award starting tomorrow (Thursday November 2) at There will be more reports in the December edition of our sister title Food Manufacture​. 

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