Small Producer Quality Food and Drink Awards 2019
in partnership with
Are you a small producer? Enter the awards today!
The Small Producer Quality Food Awards is now in its fourth year and, thanks to our partnership with the Co-op, promises to be our biggest and best yet. The value from entering is phenomenal; enter into any of the awards and your product will also be eligible for the Small Producer Awards. You will benefit from a reduced entry fee and detailed feedback from industry experts, along with the potential opportunity to pitch to Co-op buyers directly. These awards deliver tangible rewards, so get your entries in early - and good luck!
Sacha Burek, Event Manager, Quality Food Awards
How does it work?
Stage 1: Simply enter your product into any of the Quality
Food Awards for the reduced fee of £125
+ VAT by Friday 14th June.
Stage 2: In addition to your entry being judged in the Quality Food Awards, our expert judging panel, working closely with the Co-op, will also select products to be put forward for the Small Producer Awards.
Stage 3: Held at The Atrium at Co-op HQ on Monday 23rd September, shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to have a pop up stand to enable tastings and real-time with Co-op food buyers. You will also be asked to present a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to Co-op executives.
Stage 4: Winners are announced at the Quality Food Awards awards ceremony on November 22nd at The Brewery, London.
Benefits of Entering
- Reduced fee of £125 + VAT (£339 saving)
- Detailed feedback from industry experts for every entry
- Great way to catch the eye of Co-op buyers & developers/food experts
- Finalists get a pop-up stand in atrium on presentation day at Co-op on Monday 23rd September
- Consumer marketing report from VYPR for finalists
- PR support through site, videos, social media & email marketing for finalists
- Gold winner will work with Co-op to achieve a local, regional or national listing
- Other benefits to be announced – visit uk.qualityfoodawards.com to stay up-to-date
Entry criteria: To be considered a small producer, your business should have fewer than 10 staff and annual sales no greater than £2 million.
What last year’s winner has to say about the awards…
"Best £125 I have ever spent! The Awards sit at my desk every day; to be associated with winning the ‘Q’s has such great gravitas when you talk to people – it truly is amazing.”
Chris Beech, Founder, Luhv Drinks