The prestigious and popular annual Food Management Today Industry Awards is now open for both voting and product nominations online. There are 16 categories in total and the awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in London on the evening of 25th May 2022.

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.

How to participate

The awards are structured 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 2022 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.

Cast your vote or nominate your products online now at

Organiser Emily Fox commented: “These annual awards go from strength to strength and previous category winners and our category partners have praised the ongoing initiative following the highly successful ceremony presentation in March 2020, hosted by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr, plus the more recent online version earlier this year, hosted by Celebrity MasterChef winner Alexis Conran.

“We return to an in-person ceremony in 2022 and the awards will be presented at a prestigious black-tie dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, bringing together many of the UK’s leading companies and retailers plus key food industry movers and shakers to celebrate the best of the best. The message is: vote and enter your products now!”

Food Management Today editor Jane Connolly added: “These annual Awards are always eagerly anticipated and have become an outstanding success story.

“They are truly unique and represent the highest standards in product, service and innovation across the sector. The awards offer a unique opportunity to recognise the work that is going on and the progress being achieved in so many areas. The expectation for a black-tie dinner at a new first class London venue is also palpable here at the FMT office. ”  

Categories are as follows:


  • Best Frozen Product
  • Best Dairy Product
  • Best Free From Product
  • Best Bakery Product
  • Best Poultry Product
  • Best Red Meat Product
  • Best Seafood Product
  • Best New Product Development
  • Most Innovative Packaging Development


  • Food Manufacturer of the Year
  • Food Retailer of the Year
  • Best Ingredients Supplier 
  • Best Trade Organisation
  • Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier
  • Best Training Initiative
  • Food Industry Champion

 A big thank you to our partners:

For details of how to become a partner call Michelle Ingerfield on 01908 613323 or email

Event date is subject to ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.