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Food Management Today Industry Awards 2019

A celebration of the creativity, innovation and excellence of the British food industry, the Food Management Today Industry Awards 2019 were presented to the companies, associations, developments and personalities that have struck a chord with readers.

The awards consist of reader voting and product entries to determine the best in the industry, as chosen by Food Management Today’s readers together with a select judging panel for product evaluation. Winners for 2019 were announced on 31st January at the FMT Food Industry Awards lunch in London, which provided an ideal platform to entertain, network and reward in auspicious company.

For the past few years, the venue for the luncheon and ceremony has been the prestigious Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, with celebrity chef John Torode hosting the proceedings.

Awards organiser, Emma Cash, said: “The FMT Food Industry Awards are going from strength to strength every year. We always expect to receive hundreds of products, all of an extremely high standard.

“The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington is a five-star location perfect for a five-star event and we always look forward to rewarding the chosen winners. It is also a great place for industry to network and celebrate with colleagues.”

The awards included 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, New Product Development and Best Free From Product.

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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

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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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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 2019 Awards partners