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 2015's winners can be found here. Watch a short clip of the awards here.

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 and dinner Thursday 2nd June

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

The Excellence Awards have sold out and a waiting list is in operation. Tickets will be released to the waiting list on a first come first served basis. Tickets are sold at the SF&D/RHASS member rate of £99+VAT per place while the non-member rate is £199+VAT. Tables comprise ten places, a maximum purchase of two tables per company applies.

The attendance of finalists is a condition of entry. Two tickets are made available to shortlisted companies, these are offered at the discounted SF&D/RHASS member rate of £99+VAT per ticket. Any remaining tickets are released to the waiting list once finalists have been accommodated.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm followed by the awards ceremony and dinner. Formal proceedings close at approximately 11.30pm with final carriages at 2am.


Additional queries concerning the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards should be directed to 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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