Food Industry Awards reveals finalist list for 2023

Food Industry Awards reveals finalist list for 2023

The finalists of this year’s annual FMT Food Industry Awards have now been announced in advance of the prestigious 5-star ceremony, which will take place on 6th June during a black-tie dinner in London at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

The Royal Lancaster will be this year’s venue for the FMT Food Industry Awards 2023.

Organiser for the event, Sharon Yandell commented: “Announcing the line-up of finalists this year is sure to build on the anticipation and excitement that the FMT Food Industry Awards ceremony generates.

“However, it is important to emphasise that no finalists will be pre-informed if they have won any particular category, and these winners results remain firmly under wraps and are confidential until the ceremony itself on 6th June.”

The finalists list for 2023 is confirmed as follows:

Best Red Meat Product


Waitrose No 1 Dry Aged British T-Bone Steak – Dovecote Park

Isle of Man Meat Company – Short Leg of Native Manx Loaghtan

Blackgate Signature French Trimmed Pork Rack – Booker

Marks and Spencer British Beef Fillet Wellington – Linden Foods

Iceland Luxury The Perfect Lamb Leg Joint – Dunbia

Fairfax Meadow 2 Cornish Salt Aged Rib Steaks

Best Poultry Product


Aldi Specially Selected Kiev

Tesco Chicken Satay Bites – Pilgrim’s UK

Duck Three Bird Roast – Adlington Ltd

The House of Bruar Chicken En Croute Garlic

Porky Whites Low Fat Lemon Chicken Sausage – Porky Whites

Best Trade Organisation


British Frozen Food Federation




Food & Drink Federation

Provision Trade Federation

Best Ingredients Supplier


Kerry Taste & Nutrition  

Foodmaker Ltd

Bosse Interspice

Kalsec Europe

Middleton Foods


Best Machinery / Equipment Supplier


Reiser UK

Interfood Technology

GEA Group

Handtmann Ltd



Best Training Initiative


Workforce Training & Development – Apprenticeships

FDQ – L3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance

ABP Talent Academy / Graduate Scheme

Harper Adams University – Food Business Management

Cranswick PLC – General Graduate Programme

Pilgrim’s UK – Food Masters Graduate Programme

Best Free From Product


Glorious!Sweet Potato Coconut Daal Soup – Billington Foods

Love Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream – Suncream Ice Cream

Gluten Free Herby Sausage – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Chef’s Larder New York Cheesecake – Booker

Co-op Irresistible Caramelised Onion Sausage – Pilgrim’s UK

Porky Lights Low Fat Italian Sausage – Porky Whites Ltd

Best New Product Development


Waitrose No1 Pork Ribeye – Pilgrim’s UK

Marks and Spencer Park Lane Rump of Beef Wrapped in Sirloin – Linden Foods

ASDA Extra Special Gourmet Beef Burgers – ABP

Tesco Ultimate Scotch Eggs – Pilgrim’s UK

Marks and Spencer Mini Steak Sandwiches – Scotbeef

ASDA Slow Cooked Beef Tartlets with Truffle Mac N Cheese – Scotbeef

Best Frozen Product


Marks and Spencer British Pork Saltimbocca Joint – Linden Foods

Gelato Gold Dreaming of Unicorns – Suncream Ice Cream

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference 2 Melting Middle Festive Kievs – ABP Eatwell

Iceland Luxury The Perfect Lamb Joint – Dunbia

Gelato Lusso Lemon & Lime Ice Cream – Suncream Ice Cream

Aldi Specially Selected Scottish Ice Cream Double Cream Vanilla

Best Bakery Product


Ocado Malt & Seeded Sourdough Bread – Bread Limited

Aldi Premium Bloomer (White Toasting Loaf with Sourdough)

Huntsman Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Marks and Spencer British Beef Fillet Wellington – Linden Foods

The Love Range 6 Individually Crafted Chicken, Ham and Leek Pies – Billington Foods

Steak and Stilton 6” Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Best Ready To Eat Product


Binghams Potted Beef – Binghams Foods Ltd

Tesco The Ultimate Scotch Eggs – Pilgrim’s UK

Chef’s Larder Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton – Booker

Waitrose No.1 Free Range Roasted Ham with Rosemary & Thyme – Pilgrim’s UK

Delamere Dairy Goat’s Butter – Delamere Dairy

Huntsman Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Best Seafood Product


Chef’s Larder Premium 10 Scottish Farmed Salmon Fillets – Booker

Ocado 2 Organic Salmon Fillets Skin On – Hilton Seafood UK

Aldi Specially Selected Argentinian Prawns

Ocado Cooked Cold Water Prawns – Blue Earth Foods

Chef’s Larder Premium Breaded Wholetail Scampi – Booker

Best Dairy Product


Chef’s Larder Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton – Booker

Ocado Greek Style Yoghurt 500g – Yeo Valley

Chef’s Larder Crunch Extra Mature Cheddar – Booker

Aldi UK Specially Selected Exquisite 50 Month Reserve Cheddar

Chef’s Larder Ready To Serve Devon Custard – Booker

Gelato Lusso Lemon & Lime Ice Cream – Suncream Ice Cream

Food Retailer of the Year



Marks & Spencer







Food Manufacturer of the Year


Arla Foods

Moy Park

Finnebrogue Artisan

Boparan Holdings (2SFG)


Linden Foods

Food Industry Champion Award

This award will be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK or Irish food industry.

To get a flavour of the event watch this short film from last year’s Awards.

Tickets and tables are now available click here for more information or to book your place.

Email Michelle Ingerfield on for details of any remaining commercial opportunities and partnerships.

Graham Yandell the publisher of Food Management Today added: “We have some great finalists and some terrific products in the mix, and we are also thrilled to have secured comedian and magician Pete Firman to host our event on the evening of 6th June.”

The 2023 FMT Food Industry Awards Partners:

Event date and venue availability is subject to any ongoing government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date.

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