Categories

The Manufacturing Awards’ categories:

These awards aim to highlight category leaders and trendsetters for their benefit and the benefit of their customers.

Entries must demonstrate significant achievement in their category in at least three of the following areas: customer relationship building, quality assurance; environment and efficiency, skills development and training and business development.

It should outline the benefits to the businesses of these achievements in terms of financial performance or market share and to its customers based on one or more testimonials.

Category Awards

From the winners of the category awards, one company will be selected by our judging panel to be crowned Food Manufacture Company of the Year

  • Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Chilled, Fresh and Dairy Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Free-From Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Frozen Foods Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Ingredients Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Plant-Based Manufacturing Company of the Year – NEW

Industry Initiative Awards

You can enter all the awards, but only once

  • Food Manufacture Training Award 
  • Food Manufacture Service Provider Partnership Award
  • Food Manufacture Award for Export

People Awards

You can enter all the awards, as many times as you like

  • Food Manufacture Site Team of the Year
  • Food Manufacture Apprentice of the Year

Overall Awards

There is no entry process for the overall awards – the winners are chosen from the top-performing small (sales under £10m) or large (sales above £10m) company in each of the main category awards.

  • Small Food Manufacture Company of the Year
  • Large Food Manufacture Company of the Year
  • Food Manufacture Business Leader of the Year 2021
  • Food Manufacture Company of the Year

Food Manufacture 2021 Business Leader of the Year

The Food Manufacture 2021 Business Leader of the Year is voted for online by the public. A shortlist is drawn up by the editorial team and designed to recognise leading lights and influencers in the industry for their achievements for their business and, potentially, the whole sector.


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