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Garbutt & Elliott Yorkshire Food Entrepreneur Awards 2019 21/11/2018




Last year saw the launch of Garbutt & Elliott's first annual Yorkshire Food Entrepreneur Awards 2018, commending the best in the county's food and drink sector. Now the awards are back for a second year, and on the way to being bigger and better than the last.


These awards are a great opportunity for small/medium Yorkshire businesses to showcase their extraordinary talents and skills. The regions food and drink industry is growing rapidly in size and recognition and it's fantastic for local businesses to be given the opportunity to tell their story and have their time in the spotlight.


Garbutt & Elliott says "The awards celebrate the business sense behind Yorkshire's great food industry. This is your chance to tell your story, celebrate your business success and join Yorkshire's best producers, manufacturers, farmers and growers in celebrating the very best food & drink businesses."




SIAFS is pleased to sponsor the Best Innovation Category.


Best Innovation (sponsored by SIAFS)
We’re looking for the best innovation in your business. If your business can demonstrate the positive impact an innovative product, process or service, retail innovation has had on your business within the last three years then we are looking for you.

Yorkshire Grit - Resilience Award
The food industry is fraught with challenges. Volatile retail markets, product recalls, natural disasters like flooding present some real business challenges. Perhaps you had to reformulate a product due to the sugar tax, recover from losing a key listing with a retailer. We’re looking for a resilient Yorkshire business that successfully conquered business challenges to come out on top.

Best Yorkshire Brand Campaign
We’re looking for the Yorkshire‘s best brand campaign. Are you making a stir about your product and business on social media? Has your business or product been met with critical acclaim? We’re looking for Yorkshire’s best brand story and how it’s impacted on sales and growth.

Best Yorkshire Exporter
Are you marketing great Yorkshire produce to the world? This category is looking for businesses that are successfully exporting to global markets and taking the Yorkshire brand to the world.

Young Business of the Year
We’re looking for the new faces of Yorkshire entrepreneurship, so start-ups apply here! If you’re a new business that has just started trading in the last 24 months, this is your time to shine. You might be a primary producer, a kitchen table start up, a new restaurant or even a range of pop up supper clubs. This award recognises the excellence of Yorkshire’s next big think.

Best Yorkshire Partnership
Is your business working with another for mutual gain? Do you manufacture own label products for a retailer? Are you working with a science or tech firm to further your business? We’re looking for great Yorkshire food businesses that are “better together” to celebrate the best Yorkshire Food Partnership.

Growth Business of the Year
We’re looking for Yorkshire’s most successful businesses, recognising an increase in sales, profitability, headcount, expansion over the past 12 months. This award will go the Yorkshire business demonstrating the highest levels of growth and a robust plan for sustainable financial performance.

Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Award

How to Enter

Visit the Garbutt & Elliot website here.
Simply, select your chosen category and complete the details and achievements about your business in 300 words and attach any other supporting documentation. You can also nominate someone else for a category.

Key Date

Voting closes on the 25th January 2019
Shortlisting will take place in February 2019
The awards night will be on the 7th March 2019 



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