Innovation, creativity and passion underpin the exceptional ideas, people and businesses that have made the shortlist for this year’s FDF Awards 2015; including Cumbrian food producer Country Puddings.
The Food and Drink Federation Awards honour the talent and inspiration in the UK food and drink sector. Finalists will find out if they have triumphed on Monday 7 September at a gala industry event at The Brewery, London.
The group and individual shortlists were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts and sponsors. Finalists include a range of well-known brands, SMEs and people who are rising stars in the industry or established innovators and technical experts.
Country Puddings has been shortlisted in the Growth Business category for Northern England along side Delicious Alchemy, The Flava People (MRC), Hawkshead Relish, Wold Top Brewery and Yorvale Ice-cream.
The annual FDF Awards ceremony is a highlight in the industry calendar as it gives food and drink companies the chance to show their customers and competitors that they are leading the way. The awards also showcase the industry’s continued and substantial contribution to the economy and consumers, in the UK and world-wide.
Steve Barnes, FDF’s Economics and Commercial Services Director, said:
“We’ve had a record number of entries across the food and drink supply chain including growers, retailers and artisan producers, ranging from the big global brands to SMEs. Our expert judging panel faced a huge challenge to get the entries down to a shortlist, but we’re really pleased with the variety and number of entrants. This is a reminder of the talented, dedicated people there are working in Britain’s food and drink industry.”
Sponsors for this year’s awards include: Aktrion Food and Drink, Alvarez and Marsal, apetito, Food Matters Live, General Mills, Grant Thornton, James Hutton Institute, Nestlé UK, PepsiCo UK, Sheffield Hallam University and Willis.