Food Management Today Industry Awards Rules & Regulations / Terms & Conditions

  1. The Year 2022 Food Management Today Industry Awards will run from September 2021 until May 2022.
  2. The Industry Awards presentation event will normally take place at a suitable venue in the spring or early summer of 2022. However the organiser can vary the date and nature of the awards ceremony and the type of presentations at its full discretion if circumstances dictate that change is required to a more suitable time, or if a different format to previous years is required.
  3. Categories:
    • Best Ingredients Supplier
    • Food Manufacturer of the Year
    • Best Trade Organisation
    • Most Innovative Packaging Development
    • Food Retailer of the Year
    • Best New Product Development
    • Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier
    • Best Training Initiative
    • Best Seafood Product
    • Best ‘Free From’ Product
    • Best Poultry Product
    • Best Frozen Product
    • Best Bakery Product
    • Best Dairy Product
    • Best Red Meat Product
    • Food Industry Champion
  4. Yandell Publishing Ltd., the organiser of the Food Management Today Industry Awards will offer category partnership opportunities to companies and organisations servicing the food industry at a price deemed to be fair and reasonable by the organisers. Companies or organisations are not allowed to partner an Award category for which they may potentially be nominated or voted for, unless agreeing to withdraw as a potential candidate for the Award category in question.
  5. Payment for partnership will be invoiced in September 2021, or if booked after September 2021, not later than 28 days from the date of formally confirming the category partnership with Yandell Publishing Ltd.
  6. Cancellation: Award partners should note that cancellation charges will apply on all occasions and in any circumstances for cancellation of category partnerships. A full 100% non-refundable charge of the agreed category partnership total will be payable to Yandell Publishing Ltd., unless cancellation notification is received by Yandell Publishing Ltd., in writing within 14 calendar days from the date of the category partnership email confirmation and contract.
  7. Category partners of the Year 2021/22 Awards get first refusal for partnering the same category again in 2022/23. The deadline for decisions for the 2023 Awards is 1st June 2022. After this date the category will be offered to the open market.
  8. Voting and product entry forms for the Food Management Today Industry Awards 2021/22 will be available to the food industry via the website at
  9. The final deadline for product nominations in relation to the Year 2021/22 Awards is 21st January 2022, although the organisers reserve the right to change this date and deadline at any time at its full discretion and without explanation.
  10. Important Notice Covid-19 / Government Rulings: The organisers have set up facilities to judge all products which are entered and delivered by participants to the Harper Adams University test kitchens location. However, the organisers take no responsibility should the judging not take place at the venue or on the dates publicised, should any circumstances outside of the control of the organisers mean the facilities are not available or withdrawn, or if any rulings by Government prevent the judging and or event assembly from going ahead.
  11. The final deadline for votes in relation to the year 2021/22 Awards is 21st January 2022.
  12. Winners and finalists of product category awards will normally be informed as soon as possible in writing on a Strictly Private & Confidential basis. Recipients must confirm their acceptance of the category award by the specified deadline.  Should any category winner not be in a position to accept the Award or fail to formally confirm that they will accept the Award by the specified deadline; the Publisher of Food Management Today has, at his absolute discretion, the right to rescind the Award and pass it on to the first runner-up / finalist in the category concerned. Information provided by Food Management Today magazine to award winners and finalists in advance of the awards presentation is strictly private and confidential and may not be divulged to any third party prior to the award being presented. Any breach of this confidentiality may result in the award being rescinded at the absolute discretion of the publisher.
  13. Please note that photographs and / or videos will be taken during the ceremony for publicity purposes which may be used either during the event / ceremony or over the post-event / ceremony period. By attending this event or an online ceremony  consent to use any images of attendees or participants for promotional purposes by Yandell Media Group is implied. Such promotional use may include magazines, promotion literature, advertising, galleries, video coverage, social media, websites and poster artwork, and any other medium deemed appropriate by the organisers. Note: you are able to contact Yandell Publishing Ltd or YPL Exhibitions & Events in writing to request to withdraw your consent at any time.
  14. As part of this agreement, the sponsor or partner of the FMT Food Industry Awards, authorise Yandell Publishing Ltd and its subsidiary companies or trading divisions to hold its company or personal information on database and, as required, to share personal or company information with third-party organisations such as the printer of catalogues or menus, publications promoting the event or events, website designers, internet providers, mailing houses, awards venues, IT and AV providers and any other professional companies that Yandell Publishing Ltd or its subsidiaries and trading divisions deem it necessary to work with in the course of normal business. The Company’s privacy policy can be viewed at
  15. All special guests, presenter and performers appear subject to professional work commitments and the line-up is subject to change without notice. No refunds will be given if the advertised line-up changes or does not appear.
  16. Award partners will receive a free table for 8 persons at the Awards presentation as part of their package if a physical event and presentation ceremony takes place and in such circumstances must attend the event to present the award for the category agreed for partnership. The Awards partner accepts this obligation when contracting to the Awards and accepts that in the event of non-attendance for any reason, no credit or refund will be made by Food Management Today magazine or Yandell Publishing Ltd., as a result of such non-attendance.
  17. In the event of a communicable disease including a viral infection or pandemic and / or any resultant official warning or instructions to prevent the assembly of people at a given place or at a given time, or any restrictions following any recommendation or legislation by the World Health Organisation or government that public events may not be staged or can proceed, the organisers are not responsible for any consequential loss should its own event or events or exhibitions be affected, postponed or cancelled, and the organiser will not refund deposits and / or any other payments or deposits either paid, accrued, pending or which are due for payment, or contracted to be paid at a future date. Customers of the organiser who are partners, sponsors, advertisers and / or exhibitors, should ensure that their own event insurance adequately covers them for such eventualities or circumstances, as the organiser will not be found liable for repayments or damages or any consequential loss in such prevailing circumstances.
  18. The organisers of the Awards presentation reserve the absolute right to refuse admission to any event ceremony without explanation. Correspondence will not be entered into. Competitive media to Food Management Today magazine or its portfolio of publications and media products are not permitted to attend the Awards presentation or ceremony.
  19. The details of the category winners will not be announced until the Awards ceremony. The winners of the Awards are required to maintain the Private & Confidential status of the Awards until after the formal presentations.
  20. An Awards brochure confirming the winners of the Year 2021/22 Awards will be published and circulated with the May / June 2022 edition of Food Management Today magazine or an alternative edition of Food Management Today if deemed appropriate by the organiser. This magazine will also detail the partners of the Award categories. Winners, finalists and partners of the 2021/22 Awards accept and agree that their company name may be used in materials to promote present and future awards (without breaching confidentiality), and hereby give such authorisation to the publisher of Food Management Today. Advertising opportunities will be made available to both winners (on a strictly private & confidential basis) and Award partners, or any business or organisations, who in the opinion of the publisher, is suitable for inclusion in this publication. All advertising bookings are subject to the normal terms and conditions of acceptance for advertising bookings for Food Management Today magazine. A copy of these Terms & Conditions are available upon request and available to view at
  21. Voting for the Year 2021/22 Food Management Today Industry Awards is not open to employees of Food Management Today Magazine or their families or to employees of Yandell Publishing Limited, or their families.
  22. Voting can only be undertaken by bona-fide food industry professionals. Voting opportunities will not be offered to trade businesses or organisations. Only one vote per person will be accepted. Self-nomination is not permitted on most of the categories, please refer to the appropriate category for more information.
  23. If for any reason the publisher of Food Management Today magazine has reason to believe that any form of ‘vote rigging’ or manipulation of voting is being attempted, the publisher has the absolute right, at his discretion, to disqualify the votes in question.
  24. Details of all votes and voters and those who nominate will be kept private & confidential and names and addresses of voters or how they voted will not be disclosed for any reason. The voting procedure is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulations.
  25. In the event of a tie, any casting vote required will be with the chairman of the judging panel.
  26. The organisers reserve the right without prior notice to revise or change the date of the Awards Ceremony and any Awards Lunch or Dinner, the location of the Awards Ceremony and any Awards Lunch or Dinner, and the nature and format of the event at any time, at their full discretion. In such circumstances, the organisers will inform the Partner or Sponsor or any Participants in writing of any changes that the organisers believe to be appropriate to facilitate the successful conclusion of the Awards or promotional programme. If the organiser gives such notice to the Partner or Sponsor or Participant, the organiser / Yandell Publishing Ltd shall be entitled to retain all monies paid to the organiser / Yandell Publishing Ltd prior to service of such notice and to seek immediate payment of all monies due to the organiser / Yandell Publishing Ltd from the Partner or Sponsor or Participant.
  27. Event tickets when required are sold on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability. Cancellations are subject to an administration fee of 30 per cent of the total cost and that refunds are not available should bookings be cancelled after 1st March 2022.
  28. Tickets purchased, or provided as part of a Partnership package, must not be re-sold in any circumstances and are not transferable.
  29. To find out how we use your data and information please view our privacy policy:
  30. In relation to all rules and regulations covering the Year 2021 and 2022 Awards, the publisher’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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