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FPC Freshawards 2016: open for entries

30 November 2015

The FPC Freshawards 2016 is open for entries!  16 fabulous awards offer something for everyone. There is no charge to enter and no limit on the number of entries that can be submitted but there is a strict entry deadline of 29 February.

Finalists will be announced on 15 April and winners will be honoured in front of a capacity crowd at the popular black tie awards party on Thursday 9 June back at the Intercontinental London Park Lane.  It is recognised as one of the best networking events on the industry calendar and a record number of sponsors are already signed up including major sponsors Florette and Prophet.

The prestigious Fresh Produce Business of the Year sponsored by It's Fresh! is the ultimate award presented to the overall winning business, picked from winners of awards in the Supply Chain, Retail and Business Excellence categories.  Aldi won this award in 2015 as it swept the floor with a total of 5 trophies.

Click here to see 2015 Freshawards winners
 

The awards online entry form is really user friendly and straightforward

Individual Excellence

  1. Young Person of the Year - sponsor NSA Food & Drink
    for the young person who has exhibited outstanding achievement within fruit, veg or floral during the last 12 months. Under 30yrs at the time of entry deadline
  2. Manager of the Year - sponsor NSA Food & Drink
    for the manager who has exhibited outstanding achievement within fruit, veg or floral during the last 12 months
  3. Lifetime Achievement - sponsor Florette
    for the person who has left an indelible mark on the industry throughout a long career

Supply Chain Excellence
 
for growers, agents, exporters, packers or distributors:

  1. Wholesale Supplier of the Year - sponsor New Spitalfields Market
    supplying fruit & veg to UK based wholesalers
  2. Floral Supplier of the Year - sponsor tba
    supplying cut flowers & plantsto the UK floral market
  3. Foodservice Supplier of the Year - sponsor AC Goatham & Son
    supplying fruit & veg to UK food service companies
  4. Supermarket Supplier of the Year - sponsor PML 
    supplying fruit & veg to UK based supermarkets

Retail Excellence - 2, 3 & 4 voted for by consumers using online polling system

  1. Independent Retailer - sponsor tba
    greengrocer with 5 stores or less in the UK
  2. Convenience Retailer - sponsor tba
    UK based chains with more than 5 stores, under 3,000ft. Symbol, franchise group, multiple owned chain, convenience or a forecourt
  3. Multiple Retailer - sponsor tba
    chains of more than 25 stores in the UK that stock fruit & veg
  4. Multiple Floral Retailer - sponsor Zyon UK also supplies floral centrepieces
    chains of more than 25 stores in the UK that stock fresh flowers

Business Excellence

  1. Marketing Campaign - sponsor Prophet
    open to all fresh produce marketing campaigns launched after January 2015
  2. CSR - sponsor Univeg UK also sponsor Drinks Reception
    for the company showing the greatest commitment to environmentally friendly, sustainable, ethical or green business practices
  3. Innovation - sponsor NFT Distribution
    for the new product, service or project with an outstanding contribution to development and/or image of the fresh produce industry in the UK launched after January 2015
  4. Best Place to Work - sponsor Freeths 
    for companies that go beyond the accepted call of duty to support employees, ensure their welfare and foster their professional development in a positive working environment.

 

For help and more information contact Angie angie@freshproduce.org.uk

 

 

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