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Win free promotion worth thousands of pounds and present to renowned buyers

Do you run a food and drink business that's less than three years old? Would you like to get your product in front of a panel of renowned fine food industry buyers, distributors, consultants and editors, and receive extensive free promotion in Speciality Food magazine, the UK's leading title in the fine food and drink industry?

Speciality Food has partnered up with Bread & Jam to support the growing number of innovative food and drink enterprises. Free to enter, the awards exist to promote and celebrate innovative, brilliant launches into the competitive fine food sector and shine a spotlight on exemplary new producers.

The shortlisted winners of each category will present to our panel of influential judges – including John Shepherd, MD of Partridges, Paul Hargreaves, chief executive of Cotswold Fayre, Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food and Jason Gibb, co-founder of Bread & Jam – at the Bread & Jam festival (6th-7th October 2017), the annual conference for emerging food and drink brands, where an overall winner will be decided in front of an audience of fellow new businesses and key influencers.


“These awards are a great way to support the success and achievements of the food and drink start-up community – who are all heroes by definition”
John Shepherd
MD of Partridges

“There is a lot of work to do within the speciality food world in developing more sustainable businesses, and we want to support any producers developing within this area”
Paul Hargreaves
Chief executive of Cotswold Fayre

"These awards are truly ground-breaking – they are completely free to enter and the marketing that winners will get off the back of it will supercharge their business!”
Jason Gibb
co-founder of Bread & Jam

“The New Producer Awards insure a greater chance of success for start-up businesses and emerging brands by building sustainable and lasting partnerships that can maximise growth.”
Michael Weber
Whole Foods

“The food and drink industry is incredibly accessible and we hope that these awards will encourage even more people to start a business”
Adam Sopher
Joe & Seph's


The categories available to enter in the awards are:

- Young Producer
- Sustainable Business
- Innovator
- British Brand
- Farm-to-Fork
- Crowdfunded Business
- New Concept

You can enter your business into multiple categories at no extra cost.

In order to support our growing sector, the awards are FREE to enter.

The closing date for entries is 28th July 2017

Entries will only be accepted from businesses aged three years or younger

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All entrants must be able to attend the Bread & Jam Festival on 6th October 2017

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