2024 Food Industry Awards

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Welcome to the Food Industry Awards 2024

Savour the success with the 2024 Food Industry Awards, presented by Business Awards UK. In the vibrant and tasteful world of the food industry, winning recognition from our acclaimed panel of gourmands and industry experts can considerably raise your brand’s profile, distinguishing you in this deliciously competitive market. Whether you’re shortlisted or achieve the delectable honour of Winner or Finalist, this recognition can greatly enhance your reputation and confirm your passion for delivering flavourful experiences. Let your achievements whet the industry’s appetite. The table is set for your success; enter the 2024 Food Industry Awards today.

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


£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

Awards Worth Talking About...

2023 Award Winner


James Medhurst-Taylor of Enduosports, winner of the Innovative Food Product award, discusses how a 20-year career in health and fitness lead to the formulation of his own sports energy pouches and the launch of his successful, award-winning business.

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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

CategoryDescription / Criteria
Best New RestaurantRecognises a restaurant that, having launched in the past year, has brought something truly unique to the culinary landscape.
Sustainability ExcellenceHonours a company demonstrating extraordinary commitment to environmentally sustainable practices within the food industry.
Innovative Food ProductCelebrates a company that has introduced a groundbreaking food product or concept that’s a game-changer in the market.
Excellence in Food ServiceCommends a company excelling in the field of food service, offering consistently stellar service, and a delicious menu.
Best Farm to Table InitiativePraises the establishment that champions locally sourced ingredients, supporting local farmers and promoting sustainable farming.
Best Health and Nutrition ProductRecognises the food product that best combines great taste with proven health and nutritional benefits.
Best Organic Food ProducerCelebrates the producer committed to crafting superior organic food products, with a focus on quality and sustainability.
Best Craft Brewery/DistilleryAwards a craft brewery/distillery demonstrating exceptional creativity and quality in their brews or spirits.
Best Food RetailerApplauds a retailer offering a diverse, high-quality range of food products coupled with excellent customer service.
Excellence in Food TechnologyAcknowledges the company revolutionising the food industry through cutting-edge technology, improving efficiency and quality.
Best Specialty Food ProducerHonours a food producer mastering a particular niche, creating exceptional products in their specialised category.
Outstanding Contribution to the Food IndustryCelebrates an individual or company for their transformative influence on the food industry.
Best Catering ServicesHonours a catering service providing superior quality food and exceptional service at events and functions.
Best Lone Wolf Catering CompanyAwards an independent catering company standing out for its excellent food quality, creativity, and dedicated service.
Best Mobile CateringCommends the food truck offering remarkable food quality, creativity, and consistency, reinventing street food experiences.
Best Family BusinessRecognising a family-owned enterprise that exemplifies strong leadership, innovative practices, and outstanding contribution to both their industry and community.
Exceptional Customer SatisfactionHonouring an organisation that consistently exceeds expectations, delivering unparalleled service and fostering enduring customer loyalty.
Rising Star AwardRecognising exceptional talent and potential in individuals who have demonstrated remarkable growth and impact in their sector within a short span of time.

Entry Form

Food Industry Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

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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.


Introducing Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., a groundbreaking British company at the forefront of technological advancements, spearheaded by its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Cavendish. Dr. Cavendish has redefined the boundaries of innovation, earning her a well-deserved nomination for the Most Innovative Business Leader award in the Business Leader Awards 2023.

Established in 2019, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. was the brainchild of Dr. Cavendish, a renowned physicist and serial entrepreneur with a track record of developing ground-breaking technologies. Recognising the need for a radical shift in our approach to tackling global challenges, Dr. Cavendish envisioned a company that would act as a catalyst for disruptive ideas and transformative solutions.

Under Dr. Cavendish’s visionary leadership, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. has rapidly become a game-changer in the fields of renewable energy, artificial intelligence, and sustainable materials. Her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and calculated risk-taking has made the company an incubator for breakthrough ideas that revolutionise industries.

A prime example of Dr. Cavendish’s innovative prowess is the company’s flagship project, “HelioSynth”. This pioneering solar technology harnesses the power of artificial photosynthesis, converting sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable energy. By effectively replicating nature’s most efficient energy conversion process, Dr. Cavendish’s brainchild has the potential to transform the renewable energy sector and contribute significantly to reducing the world’s carbon footprint.

However, Dr. Cavendish’s innovative spirit does not stop at scientific advancements. Under her leadership, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. has adopted a unique, forward-thinking approach to its organisational structure and management style. By embracing a flat hierarchy and encouraging open communication, the company cultivates an environment where creativity and experimentation are nurtured, and unconventional ideas are celebrated.

In addition to fostering innovation within her own company, Dr. Cavendish is committed to nurturing the next generation of trailblazers. Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. actively collaborates with academic institutions and young entrepreneurs, offering research grants, mentorship programmes, and innovation challenges aimed at supporting emerging talent and driving groundbreaking ideas forward.

Dr. Cavendish is also an ardent advocate for diversity and inclusion in the world of technology and innovation. Through various company initiatives, such as scholarships and outreach programmes, she champions the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the sector, believing that true innovation can only be achieved by tapping into the wealth of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Beyond her achievements at Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., Dr. Cavendish is a thought leader in her own right. A sought-after speaker at industry conferences and events, she shares her insights on the future of technology, sustainability, and innovation, inspiring others to think boldly and challenge the status quo.

In summary, Dr. Elizabeth Cavendish’s exceptional track record as the driving force behind Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., her relentless pursuit of transformative ideas, and her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity, make her an exemplary candidate for the Most Innovative Business Leader award in the Business Leader Awards 2023. By recognising her achievements, we celebrate not only her visionary leadership but also the immense potential for positive change that she represents.