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Food Management Today Industry Awards 2020

The annual FMT Food Industry Awards recognise the hard work and excellence of food processors and manufacturers across the UK food sector as well as trade organisations, ingredients suppliers, machinery and equipment companies, packaging, product innovations, people and training.

The awards are presented at a prestigious luncheon and ceremony, which will take place at the five star Royal Garden Hotel, London on Thursday 12th March 2020 and, for the first time, it will be hosted by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr.

Many of the UK’s leading companies and retailers participate and key food industry movers and shakers come together at the Awards Ceremony to celebrate the best of the best.

Celebrity appearances subject to change.
Michel Roux Jr. Picture Credit: Issy Croker.

How the awards work

The awards are in two parts. Readers are invited to vote in seven categories, while manufacturers and retailers can nominate products for entry into one or more of the nine product categories which will be judged by industry experts.

The product categories for 2020 will be judged at the test kitchens located at the Harper Adams Regional Food Academy and already interest is high for what promises to be another very successful year.

The annual Awards go from strength to strength and previous category winners and category partners praised the ongoing initiative following the highly successful Awards Luncheon in February 2019, hosted by John Torode.

Food Management Today editor, Pam Brook, said: “These annual Awards are eagerly anticipated and have become a great success story. They are truly unique and represent the highest standards in product, service and innovation across the sector. The Awards offer a brilliant opportunity to recognise the work that is going on and the progress being achieved in so many areas. To have Michel Roux Jr as our ceremony host is also a massive boost and endorsement for us.”

The awards include several voting categories and product categories, ranging from Food Manufacturer of the Year and Best Training Initiative to Best Red Meat Product and Best Bakery Product.

Products are also nominated by the food industry into multiple categories, including: Best Dairy Product, Best Bakery Product, Best Red Meat Product, Best Poultry Product, Best Frozen Product, Best Seafood Product, Best New Product Development and Best Free From Product.

Become an Awards Partner

The support of our award partners is vital to ensure this important initiative takes place. In return, we reward them with extensive branding across our media portfolio over several months, a full page advert in the FMT Food Industry Awards Brochure (both in print and online), plus a free table for eight guests at the awards ceremony itself.

Category partnerships offer amazing value at only £4,950.00 + VAT. To find out more about our packages, contact Michelle Ingerfield on 01908 613323 or e-mail

Become a partner

Looking back to our 2019 Awards

The FMT Food Industry Awards 2019 was another great success and welcomed over 300 guests to the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.

Take a look at our short video review with exclusive interviews…

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Become a 2020 Awards Partner

Michelle IngerfieldContact Michelle Ingerfield by calling 01908 613323 or click here for further information.


A few words from our winners...

“We are so proud to have won this award for our BigFish range for the second year running. As well as highlighting the quality and flavour of our products, this award is testament to the hard work of our marvellous team in Grimsby and I’d like to thank them all – we couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Louise Coulbeck, founding director of JCS Fish Ltd, winner of the Best Seafood Product Award.



A few words from our winners...

“I am delighted that Samworth Brothers has been recognised for this prestigious industry award. Our people are what sets this business apart and our success would not be possible without their continued commitment to quality.”

Flor Healy, group chief executive, Samworth Brothers, winner of the Food Manufacturer of the Year Award.



A few words from our winners...

“We’re incredibly pleased to be recognised for our new No Drain Tuna Fridge Pot. At John West, we are focused on innovation around key usage occasion and have a long history of making products easier to use and fish more accessible to a greater number of people. We want more people to enjoy nutritious fish, more often.”

Jon Burton, international marketing director at John West, winner of the Most Innovative Packaging Development Award.


To see the FMT Food Industry Awards rules and regulations, click here.

The staget is set
Host John Torode
Happy luncheon guests
The 2018 FMT Food Awards in progress

A special thanks to our 2020 Awards partners