The entry stage for Speciality Food‘s New Producer Awards 2017 has officially opened, with start-up food and drink producers being invited to take part in the profile-boosting event
The inaugural awards, run in association with Bread & Butter, are split into seven categories: New Concept, Innovator, British Brand, Sustainable Business, Young Producer, Crowdfunded Business, and Farm-to-Fork.
Those interested in applying can do so for free via the Speciality Food website, which will go on to be judged by a team of internationally-renowned retailers, distributors and food editors, giving applicants a money-can't-buy opportunity to get their product in front of some of the most important decision makers in the fine food industry, including chair of judges, John Shepherd, MD of Partridges in London.
Winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony taking place on Friday 6th October 2017 at the Bread & Butter Festival, held at the Institute of Directors in London.
Conceived with the intention of celebrating new food and drink businesses, winners will receive a New Producer Awards accolade and thousands of pounds worth of coverage in the pages of Speciality Food, as well as get their products in front of buyers, wholesalers and key influencers in the industry.
Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food said, “This is a valuable opportunity for new brands to really shout about what they do promote their product and message to the industry, and be celebrated for their work and innovation. To show our support of these businesses, it's entirely free to enter.”
To enter the New Producer Awards, complete the online form at specialityfoodmagazine.com/awards