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North East Food & Drink Awards 2018 Open For Entries

NE Food & Drink Awards

Innovation and success within the North East's vibrant food and drink sector are set to be celebrated with the launch of the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2018. The awards are free to enter and are open to all food and drink producers based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Delivered in partnership by Aberdeenshire Council and private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE), the 13 award categories available for entry span the breadth of the industry from celebrating those Investing in Skills Development to the Best Young Business, Food & Drink Entrepreneur and the Denis Emslie Above & Beyond Award, and this year will include a new category for Best New Brewed or Distilled Product.

The awards have celebrated the success of the region’s food and drink sector for more than 25 years, highlighting excellence in quality and produce. Growing year on year, they provide businesses with an opportunity for increased sales, new trade connections and greater recognition of their brand, products and innovation.

There is an Awards Workshop on Tuesday 14 November, specifically aimed at supporting food and drink producers who are considering entering the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards or the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards. Delegates will find out about the categories; hear from a local business on their approach to entering awards and how it forms part of their business strategy; get advice on ways to use PR and social media to promote their business and learn how to enhance their product packaging photos.

Visit the website for full details and to register for the 2018 Awards Workshop.

The Awards have received sponsorship from ESS Support Services Worldwide, The Moray Council, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Johnston Carmichael, Mackie’s of Scotland, Scotland Food & Drink and Skills Development Scotland.

If you have any queries about the Awards, please don’t hesitate to contact Elise in the awards team on