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

  1. The Year 2020 Food Management Today Industry Awards will run from May 2019 until April 2020.
  2. The Industry Awards presentation event will take place at a suitable venue in London in the spring of 2020.
  3. Categories:
    1. Best Ingredients Supplier
    2. Food Manufacturer of the Year
    3. Best Trade Organisation
    4. Most Innovative Packaging Development
    5. Food Retailer of the Year
    6. Best New Product Development
    7. Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier
    8. Best Training Initiative
    9. Best Seafood Product
    10. Best ‘Free From’ Product
    11. Best Poultry Product
    12. Best Frozen Product
    13. Best Bakery Product
    14. Best Dairy Product
    15. Best Red Meat Product
    16. 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 due by 21st May 2019 at the latest, or if booked after May 2019, 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 letter or email confirmation.
  7. Category partners of the Year 2019 Awards get first refusal for partnering the same category again in 2020. The deadline for decisions for the 2020 Awards is 11th February, 2019. 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 2020 will be available to the food industry via the website at
  9. The final deadline for product entries in relation to the Year 2020 Awards is 12th September 2019.
  10. The final deadline for votes in relation to the year 2020 Awards is 11th November 2019.
  11. Winners and finalists of product category awards will normally be informed as soon as possible in writing on a Strictly Private & Confidential basis. The deadline for confirmation by the recipient of any category award that they are prepared to attend the Awards presentation and collect the category award is 28th November 2019.
  12. Should any category winner not be in a position to attend the Awards presentation or fail to formally confirm that they will accept the Award by 28th November 2019; 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 videos will be taken at this event for publicity purposes which may be used either during the event or over the post-event period. By attending this event consent to use any images of attendees 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 Media Group or YPL Exhibitions & Events in writing to withdraw your consent at any time.
  14. 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.
  15. Award partners will receive a free table for 8 persons at the Awards presentation as part of their package and must attend the event to present the award for the category agreed. The Awards partner accepts this obligation when contracting to the Awards and accepts that in the event of non-attendance, no credit or refund will be made by Food Management Today magazine or Yandell Publishing Ltd., as a result of such non-attendance.
  16. The organisers of the Awards presentation reserve the absolute right to refuse admission to the event 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.
  17. 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.
  18. An Awards brochure confirming the winners of the Year 2020 Awards will be published and circulated with the March/April 2020 edition of Food Management Today magazine. This magazine will also detail the partners of the 16 categories. Winners, finalists and partners of the 2020 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 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 A picture round-up of the Awards presentation will appear in the March/April 2020 issue of Food Management Today magazine, although the publisher reserves the right to publish these pictures in any edition felt to be appropriate as an alternative.
  19. Voting for the Year 2020 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Details of all votes and voters 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.
  23. In the event of a tie, the casting vote will be with the chairman of the judging panel.
  24. Event tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability. We regret that 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 December 2019.
  25. Tickets purchased, or provided as part of a Partnership package, must not be re-sold in any circumstances.
  26. In relation to all rules and regulations covering the Year 2020 Awards and the Awards lunch, the publisher’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

© Copyright: These rules and regulations are the copyright of Yandell Publishing Ltd., PO Box 5122, Milton Keynes MK15 8ZP. They may not be reproduced or copied in any form without the written permission of the copyright holder.

Issued 8th February 2019