The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards recognise those businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. Applications for members of SF&D and RHASS are £25+VAT and £45+VAT for non-members per entry, there is no limit to the number of categories or products businesses can enter.
Support for the awards comes from a range of organisations and reflects the breadth of the industry. The awards are run by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with RHASS and Food and Drink at SRUC, the title sponsor is Asda.
The awards timeline is as follows:
Launch Thursday 12th January: full information and how to apply below
Deadline for applications Friday 24th February
Finalists announced Monday 3rd April
Awards ceremony and dinner Thursday 18th May at the EICC: book your tickets
Entries are encouraged from small, medium and large food and drink producers. The awards are open to Scottish food and drink companies whose products or offerings are wholly or mainly produced, processed and packaged in Scotland.
Enter the tasted categories:
Scotch Brand Product of the Year sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland
Fish & Seafood sponsored by DR Newitt
Distilling sponsored by Invest in Perth
Bakery sponsored by Scottish Bakers
Foodservice Product of the Year sponsored by Sodexo
Healthy Choice sponsored by The Rowett Institute
Own Label Product of the Year sponsored by The Grocer
Enter the business categories:
Primary Producer of the Year sponsored by SRUC
Scottish Sourcing sponsored by CalMac
Brand Success of the Year sponsored by Palletforce
Export Business of the Year sponsored by Maclay Murray & Spens
Employer of the Year sponsored by Skills Development Scotland
Young Talent sponsored by FDF Scotland
Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Johnston Carmichael
Success Through Partnership sponsored by SAOS
Environmental Sustainability sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland
Nominate a food or drink company to enter the business categories here.
800 people are expected to attend the awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday 18th May at the EICC and it is anticipated that places will sell fast as in previous years.
The attendance of finalists is a condition of entry. Two tickets are made available to shortlisted companies at the time finalists are notified, these are offered at the discounted finalists rate of £95+VAT.
Tickets are available at the SF&D/RHASS member rate of £125+VAT per place while the non-member rate is £250+VAT. Tables comprise ten places, a maximum purchase of two tables per company.
All tickets sales are made though the online portal here, buy your tickets today.