SF&D Excellence Awards

Record-Breaking Entries to the SF&D Excellence Awards

More food and drink businesses than ever have entered this year's Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, as entries flooded in from businesses across Scotland.

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards recognise those businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. 

Support for the awards comes from a range of organisations and reflects the breadth of the industry. The awards are run by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with RHASS. The headline sponsor is Asda.


The 2018 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards will be held on the 7th of June at the EICC, Edinburgh. Buy tickets here

Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards

  • Savouries & Accompaniments sponsored by Livingston James
  • Dairy sponsored by Willis Towers Watson
  • Scotch Brand Product of the Year sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland 
  • Meat sponosed by Reiser
  • Fish & Seafood sponsored by D R Newitt
  • Confectionery, Drinks & Snacking sponsored by New Town Partnership
  • Brewing sponsored by McLaren Packaging
  • Distilling  sponsored by Invest in Perth 
  • Bakery  sponsored by Scottish Bakers 
  • Foodservice Product of the Year  
  • Healthy Choice  sponsored by The Rowett Institute 
  • Own Label Product of the Year sponsored by The Grocer
  • Primary Producer of the Year  sponsored by SRUC
  • Innovation  sponsored by Sodexo
  • Scottish Sourcing sponsored by The Food & Drink Hub
  • Brand Success of the Year sponsored by Palletforce
  • Export Business of the Year  sponsored by Dentons
  • Success Through Partnership sponsored by SAOS
  • Environmental Sustainability sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland
  • Investing in Skills sponsored by Skills Development Scotland
  • Young Talent  sponsored by FDF Scotland
  • Entrepreneur of the Year  sponsored by Johnston Carmichael
  • Food Pioneer sponsored by The Scotsman (opens in March)
  • Product of the Year sponsored by RHASS (not entered)
  • Business of the Year sponsored by Clydesdale Bank (not entered)

The wine on the evening is sponsored by Polaris Learning and the booklet is sponsored by Print & Sign Centres.

Thanks to all our sponsors.

Timeline


The timeline for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards is as follows:

  • Open for applications and ticket sales - 9th January
  • Nominations close - 9th February
  • Applications close - 9th March
  • Tasted categories judging - 25th - 26th April
  • Shortlist announced - 30th April
  • Awards ceremony and dinner - 7th June

Contact Details

  • If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ilona Mclaren.
  • If you would like to find out about sponsorship for the 2018 event, please contact Linda Chirnside by email.

Awards 2018 #1

Documents

  • Getting the most from your award Adobe Acrobat / 1,122 KB

    This document provides winners advice on how to make the most of your award success. There are opportunities around every corner and this document aims to help you make the most of them.

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  • Entering Food and Drink Awards Adobe Acrobat / 1,166 KB

    This document provides advice on how to write succesful award applications. Companies who have been shortlisted for award categories previously have proven successful in submitting comprehensive, high quality award entries.

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  • Excellence Awards Winners Retail Category Adobe Acrobat / 281 KB

    In 2012, Macsween and Nairn's Oatcakes both won Excellence Awards in retail categories. In this case study they explain why they entered the Excellence Awards and the benefits of doing so.

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  • Excellence Awards Winners Business Category Adobe Acrobat / 280 KB

    In 2012, Orkney Fishermen's Society and Scotty Brand both won Excellence Awards in business categories. In this case study they explain why they entered the Excellence Awards and the benefits of doing so.

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  • Excellence Award Winners Non-Alcoholic Drink Category Adobe Acrobat / 404 KB

    In 2014, Cuddybridge Apple Juice was successful in winning the Non-Alcoholic Drink category of the Excellence Awards. They explain how entering has benefitted the business. 

     

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