UK Business Awards

2023 Food Industry Awards

The 2023 Food Industry Awards have concluded.
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Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
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£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Food Industry Awards Categories

TypeCategoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryBest New RestaurantRecognises a restaurant that, having launched in the past year, has brought something truly unique to the culinary landscape.
PrimarySustainability ExcellenceHonours a company demonstrating extraordinary commitment to environmentally sustainable practices within the food industry.
PrimaryInnovative Food ProductCelebrates a company that has introduced a groundbreaking food product or concept that’s a game-changer in the market.
PrimaryBest Food Packaging DesignAcknowledges outstanding and functional food packaging design that successfully enhances the user’s experience.
PrimaryExcellence in Food ServiceCommends a company excelling in the field of food service, offering consistently stellar service, and a delicious menu.
PrimaryBest Farm to Table InitiativePraises the establishment that champions locally sourced ingredients, supporting local farmers and promoting sustainable farming.
PrimaryBest Health and Nutrition ProductRecognises the food product that best combines great taste with proven health and nutritional benefits.
PrimaryBest Organic Food ProducerCelebrates the producer committed to crafting superior organic food products, with a focus on quality and sustainability.
PrimaryBest Craft Brewery/DistilleryAwards a craft brewery/distillery demonstrating exceptional creativity and quality in their brews or spirits.
PrimaryBest Food Marketing CampaignRecognises the most imaginative and effective marketing campaign, with a clear impact on the food industry.
PrimaryBest Food RetailerApplauds a retailer offering a diverse, high-quality range of food products coupled with excellent customer service.
PrimaryExcellence in Food TechnologyAcknowledges the company revolutionising the food industry through cutting-edge technology, improving efficiency and quality.
PrimaryBest Food Safety and Quality AssuranceAwards a business exhibiting stringent food safety practices and consistent quality assurance.
PrimaryBest Food Delivery ServiceRecognises a company providing timely, reliable, and high-quality food delivery services.
PrimaryBest Specialty Food ProducerHonours a food producer mastering a particular niche, creating exceptional products in their specialised category.
PrimaryBest Food Blogger/InfluencerRecognises a blogger or influencer making a significant impact on the food community through compelling content and follower engagement.
PrimaryOutstanding Contribution to the Food IndustryCelebrates an individual or company for their transformative influence on the food industry.
PrimaryBest Food AppRecognises the mobile application revolutionising the food scene, whether it’s for delivery, recipes, or nutritional guidance.
PrimaryBest Catering ServicesHonours a catering service providing superior quality food and exceptional service at events and functions.
PrimaryFood Mobile CateringCommends the food truck offering remarkable food quality, creativity, and consistency, reinventing street food experiences.
PrimaryBest Lone Wolf Catering CompanyAwards an independent catering company standing out for its excellent food quality, creativity, and dedicated service.
PrimaryBest Newcomer RestaurantCelebrates a restaurant that, having launched within the past year, has already started making waves in the culinary scene.

Entry Form

Food Industry Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.