15 March 2019, 12:06 PM
  • The Future Food Awards, launched in partnership by Speciality Food and The FoodTalk Show, are here to celebrate and support inspirational businesses and showcase the innovation taking place across the industry
Introducing the Future Food Awards!

The movers and shakers in the UK food and drink industry are invited to enter a brand new awards – The Future Food Awards 2019. A collaboration between Speciality Food magazine’s New Producer Awards and those of popular podcast The FoodTalk Show, The Future Food Awards are here to celebrate and support inspirational businesses and showcase innovation.

The awards have nine categories that give food and drink businesses ranging from small-scale producers to technology-driven innovators their time in the spotlight, and are open to food or food tech sector businesses that have been trading for up to five years.

The categories are:
Young Producer
Food Innovation
Drink Innovation
Food Packaging
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A panel of industry professionals will judge the entries and whittle them down to reveal a winner from each category. These nine winners will go on to pitch to the full panel at the Bread & Jam festival on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at the Institute of Directors in London’s Pall Mall for the chance to be named the Supreme Champion of the Future Food Awards. It’s a fantastic opportunity for finalists who, along with a trophy, will receive promotion in Speciality Food, prime slots on The FoodTalk Show and money-can’t-buy access to experts in the industry. Jason Gibb, founder of Bread & Jam said: “It is an exciting year to be part of the Future Food Awards as they are opening up to a larger field of inspiring, emerging challenger brands – I’m proud to be on the judging panel of one of the few awards that are free to enter and offer winners such great exposure and support.”

Speciality Food editor Holly Shackleton commented:“The Speciality Food team hugely enjoyed delving into the start-up world for the New Producer Awards, and I can’t wait to get even more involved with foodie trailblazers for the Future Food Awards. It’s a pleasure to discover the most exciting and innovative businesses in the sector today, and to give them the time in the spotlight they deserve.”

Sue Nelson from The FoodTalk Show also said: “We want to encourage innovation across all categories and I’m so happy to be working with the experienced and enthusiastic team at Speciality Food. I can’t wait for the entries to arrive!”

If your business is a taste of what’s to come in food and drink, enter for free or find out more at futurefoodawards.com. Entries will close at midnight on 30th June 2019.