SF&D Excellence Awards

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards recognise those businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. Entries are encouraged from small, medium and large food and drink producers. 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 title sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.

A helpful overview of the awards, its categories and their criteria is provided at the bottom of this page. A full list of 2016's winners can be found here.

Ex Awards Logo 2016
2016 Timeline:
Launch Thursday 7th January
Deadline for applications Friday 11th March
Tasting days 20th & 21st April
Finalists announced Monday 25th April - the full shortlist is available here

Awards Ceremony & Dinner 800 people attended the sold out awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday 2nd June 2016 at the EICC.


Queries concerning the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards should be directed to Project Manager Hannah Dobson.

Sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Linda Chirnside

For communication and marketing enquiries, contact Sophie Fraser by email or on 0131 335 0952.









Documents

  • Category & Criteria Overview Adobe Acrobat / 447 KB

    A useful overview of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, the categories and their criteria.

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  • 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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