28 August 2018, 08:00 AM
  • After much consideration, Speciality Food has whittled down a list of hundreds of entries to a 40-strong shortlist of startups of its New Producer Awards
New Producer Awards shortlist announced

Compiled into a list entitled The Top 40, companies included will go on to be judged by an array of experts from the speciality food and drink sector, who will pick the winners of each respective category.

Categories for the 2018 edition of the New Producer Awards included Newcomer, Innovator, Young Producer, Farm-to-Fork, British Brand, World Flavours, Crowdfunded and Mission Driven.

All brands being celebrated in this shortlist are aged three years or younger.

The winner of each category will pitch their company concept and products to a panel of judges at Bread & Jam at the Institute of Directors on 4th October, who will then pick their Supreme Champion.

Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food said, “I’ve been so impressed by the calibre of the businesses entering this year’s New Producer Awards. It has been a real challenge to choose just 40 entrants to go through to the next stage, but I’m confident that these business demonstrate the very best in innovation and entrepreneurship.”