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Is your business a taste of things to come? The Future Food Awards 2019 are now open for entries

Future Food Award

Food and drink businesses are invited to enter a brand new awards – The Future Food Awards 2019.

The awards are the brainchild of Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food – the biggest trade magazine in the fine food sector – and Sue Nelson, founder of The FoodTalk Show – a dedicated podcast enjoyed around the world. They celebrate, support and offer invaluable opportunities to inspirational businesses and showcase innovation taking place across the industry, from food and drink to packaging and technology.

The Awards have nine categories including Young Producer, Drink Innovation, Mission Driven and Technology, giving food and drink businesses ranging from small-scale producers to technology-driven innovators their time in the spotlight.

Holly Shackleton commented: “The food industry is a hugely exciting place to be right now, and I can’t wait to delve deeper into the world of innovation and new businesses thanks to the Future Food Awards.”

Sue Nelson added: “We want to encourage innovation across all categories and I’m so happy to be working with the experienced and enthusiastic team at Speciality Food Magazine. I can’t wait for the entries to arrive!”

A panel of judges boasting legendary founders and industry experts will whittle the entries down to unveil a winner from each category. These winners, who will then pitch to the full panel of prestigious judges at Bread & Jam – the UK's first food founders' festival, held on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at the Institute of Directors in London's Pall Mall – for a chance to be named the Supreme Champion of the Future Food Awards.

All finalists will be presented with trophies, promotion in Speciality Food and prime slots on The FoodTalk Show – not to mention money-can't-buy access to some of the most revered professionals in the UK's food and drink industry.

Entries to the Future Food Awards 2019 will close at midnight on 30 June 2019. More information is available at

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