Not only can you submit your company for one of our existing awards, this year also sees the introduction of the Pet Food Manufacturing Company of the Year Award. This award is designed to recognise UK manufacturers in that dynamic space, with the category’s value passing the £3bn mark in 2021.
Entry Deadline: 19 September
Awards Ceremony: 9 February 2023 at the Hilton Bankside hotel, London
Winners of the main categories will also be in for the chance to be crowned Food Manufacture Company of the Year, an accolade previously won by leading lights in the industry, such as Cranswick, Weetabix and Greencore.
Entries are not limited by size, though and smaller companies, such as Mash Direct and Raynor Foods have claimed category awards and the overall title too. This year, Charlie Bighams scooped the top trophy.
This year also sees the expansion of the Partnership Award, previously known as the Service Provider Partnership Award, to include customers such as retailers or foodservice businesses. This award recognises specialist work between two commercial partners, one of whom must be a named food or drink manufacturer. Either partner can enter and partnerships could cover a range of things, from lean manufacturing or environmental initiatives to forecasting or customer service projects.
Don't miss out on your chance to double down on your position in the market and gain some of the highest recognition in the industry. Winning one of these awards can make dramatic changes to your business — from an increase of motivation in your staff and boosted coverage in the press to more demand from potential suitors.
The awards have been celebrating the latest innovations and greatest achievements within the UK's fast-growing food and drink industry for more than 20 years, and this year we are planning our biggest celebration yet on Thursday 9 February 2023 at London Hilton Bankside.
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