Small Producer Quality Food and Drink Awards 2019

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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

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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 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