FPC FRESH AWARDS

16 SEPTEMBER 2022

JW MARRIOTT GROSVENOR HOUSE LONDON

ENTER an AWARD & vote for your favourite retailer

This year’s prestigious FPC Fresh Awards has 16 categories to enter in total, with a number of these being new for 2022.

Each award has been proudly sponsored by FPC members to support their industry partners.

Entry is open to all companies in the fresh produce industry and related sectors. You can enter more than one category, so be sure to enter all that are relevant to you. Entering multiple categories will help increase your overall chance of success.

The deadline for entries is Thursday 14 July 2022.

Once your entry is received, we will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have become a finalist.

You can also show support for your favourite retailers by voting for them below. Voting is also open until Thursday 14 July 2022.

RISING STAR
OF THE YEAR

this award is SPONSORED BY:

IPP

CATEGORY TYPE:

INDIVIDUAL

This exciting award identifies the under 30s ‘young guns’ in the fresh produce and cut flower sectors who have shown vision, creativity, and determination.

Achieving the Fresh Awards ‘Rising Star’ status offers a springboard for career progression, giving industry-wide recognition for professionalism, whilst showcasing an individual’s passion and dedication within the industry.

You can nominate yourself or a peer with star quality.

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MANAGER
OF THE YEAR


CATEGORY TYPE:

INDIVIDUAL

Being nominated for the ‘Manager of the Year’ award is a huge achievement in itself.

The award celebrates hard work, outstanding achievement, and contribution in terms of professional development, coupled with the ability to bring out the best in others.

Nominate yourself or someone in a management role equipped with the right skills and understanding to cultivate an ethos of excellence within the industry.

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BEST PLACE
TO WORK

this award is SPONSORED BY:

FREETHS

CATEGORY TYPE:

BUSINESS

The Best Place to Work award celebrates companies who stand out from the crowd in terms of nurturing knowledge, creativity, and a passion for what they do.  

This is your chance to be recognised as a top industry employer at a time when good employment practices are more important than ever.

Winning the award will help to cement relationships with your clients and stakeholders, as well as helping win new employees who want to work with companies that go above and beyond.

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SUSTAINABILITY EXCELLENCE


CATEGORY TYPE:

BUSINESS, RETAIL & SUPPLY CHAIN

The Fresh Awards ‘Sustainability Excellence’ award recognises best practice and innovation in improving sustainability across the fresh produce and cut flower sectors.

Areas of sustainability focus are many and varied and include water use, chemical use, climate change, energy use, transportation, transparency, labour management and social standards.

Being a nominee for the award empowers teams, inspires stakeholders and accelerates sustainable business growth - so what are you waiting for?  

Enter today and showcase the difference you are making to the industry and to the planet as a whole.

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AGRITECH & INNOVATION EXCELLENCE


CATEGORY TYPE:

BUSINESS, RETAIL & SUPPLY CHAIN

The Fresh Awards Agritech and Innovation Award recognises the accelerated growth of an exciting sector, which is providing a wealth of new support and expertise to all sectors of agriculture and horticulture.

The award acknowledges and celebrates innovations that have real-world outcomes which are providing a positive impact upon the industry.

Entries are welcome from agritech start-ups and companies with innovations in growing, picking, packaging, distribution, marketing, transparency, retail and more.

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WHOLESALE FRUIT & VEG SUPPLIER
OF THE YEAR

this award is SPONSORED BY:

SPITALFIELDS MARKET

CATEGORY TYPE:

SUPPLY CHAIN

This sought-after industry award celebrates the exporters, agents, distributors, and wholesalers of fruit and veg to the UK market who have continued to deliver their services to the highest standards throughout the toughest of times.  

The ability to show flexibility and forward-thinking processes deserves industry recognition and this award has been developed to do just that.

By nominating yourself, or a supplier who has proven to be exceptional at what they do, you are championing the year-round heroes of the fresh produce industry.

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WHOLESALE FLORAL/ PLANT SUPPLIER
OF THE YEAR


CATEGORY TYPE:

SUPPLY CHAIN

This prestigious award recognises hard working, outstanding horticultural businesses who demonstrate excellence in such areas as innovation, product quality, supply chain management and commitment to sustainability efforts.

By nominating yourself or an exceptional exporter, agent, distributor or wholesaler of flowers and plants to the UK market, you are championing the year-round heroes of the horticultural industry.

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SUPERMARKET FLORAL/PLANT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

this award is SPONSORED BY:

ICL UK

CATEGORY TYPE:

retail & SUPPLY CHAIN

They say it with flowers – every day!
This prestigious award recognises and celebrates the companies supplying time-critical and delicate flowers and plants from across the world to our UK supermarkets.

Today, more than ever, this requires great planning, accurate forecasting, and tracking, as well as being available 24/7 to help troubleshoot and problem solve, whenever necessary.

You can nominate yourself or your superstar floral/plant suppliers today to give them the accolade they deserve.

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SUPERMARKET
FRUIT & VEG SUPPLIER
OF THE YEAR

this award is SPONSORED BY:

PML 

CATEGORY TYPE:

retail & SUPPLY CHAIN

Every great supermarket understands the need to maintain a strong fresh fruit and veg department.

Championing this requirement are the suppliers who show a clear commitment to excellence in fresh food provision in terms of range, quality, and consistency, delivered on a daily basis to supermarkets across the UK.

As a supplier, you’ll have a great team of people who have worked together to demonstrate fantastic resilience throughout the challenges of the past two years.

Celebrate your success by nominating yourself or enter a supplier who has proven themselves to be the very best in the industry.

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FOODSERVICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR


CATEGORY TYPE:

SUPPLY CHAIN

Every foodservice company needs a supplier who shows a clear commitment to excellence in fresh food provision in terms of range, quality, and consistency, delivered on time and without fuss.

Whether a grower, agent, exporter, packer, or distributor who supplies fruit and veg to UK based foodservice companies, you’ll be part of a great team of people who have worked together to demonstrate fantastic resilience throughout the challenges of the past two years.

Celebrate your success by nominating yourself or enter a foodservice supplier who you consider to be the very best in the industry.

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NEW

UK GROWER
OF THE YEAR

this award is SPONSORED BY:

ASDA (IPL)

CATEGORY TYPE:

SUPPLY CHAIN

Celebrating our Great British growers and putting them centre stage.

The UK Grower of the Year award is a new award developed to showcase those fresh produce, flower or plant growers who have demonstrated excellence in adapting to labour, market, and environmental challenges.  

Nominees will possess an essential blend of flexibility, collaboration, and innovation to maximise their productivity and profits - and there’ll be clear evidence of excellent staff management and outstanding leadership.

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NEW

INTERNATIONAL GROWER OF THE YEAR


CATEGORY TYPE:

SUPPLY CHAIN

This new award recognises best practices in crop and horticultural production around the globe.

The Fresh Awards International grower of the Year will combine great teamwork with a willingness to embrace innovation, make sound financial decisions and have an intuitive agricultural/horticultural acumen that sets them apart.

Growers, horticultural businesses, and industry peers can nominate themselves or others who they feel showcase excellence around the globe.

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BUSINESS SERVICE PARTNER

this award is SPONSORED BY:

TOTAL PRODUCE

CATEGORY TYPE:

RETAIL & SUPPLY CHAIN

This highly sought-after award is open to any business, including logistics, packaging, IT, ports, shipping, machinery, freight forwarding, science labs and chemical manufacture, who provide support to UK fresh produce/flower companies.

Nominate yourself if you’re proud to deliver outstanding, seamless solutions to your customers, or enter a superstar business partner who deserves to be recognised by the industry.

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NEW

TEAM
OF THE YEAR


CATEGORY TYPE:

RETAIL & SUPPLY CHAIN

Teamwork is essential in today’s business world and an important ingredient of a successful organisation. The Fresh Awards wants to recognise this fact through the introduction of the Team of the Year award.

This new annual award celebrates those teams who, through the combined efforts of their members, have produced superior results and have built a sense of solidarity within their companies.

Nominate your team today and show us how together you shine.

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NEW

HR INITIATIVE
OF THE YEAR


CATEGORY TYPE:

RETAIL & supply chain

This new award recognises HR teams and individuals who are resilient in pushing the boundaries of people strategy, achieving new heights in employee engagement, performance management, and more.

Initiatives under this category will ensure employees feel valued and could include support, innovative training, collaboration, workplace wellbeing and flexibility.

It’s a people thing that deserves to be celebrated!

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Best Marketing Campaign


CATEGORY TYPE:

RETAIL & supply chain

This year, marketers have been forced to get creative and to humanise their content strategies with engaging stories and thought-provoking campaigns.

The Best Marketing Campaign award celebrates the industry brands that have evolved with the times and have placed the “human” into modern marketing through storytelling and innovative campaigns in our new, hybrid world.

This award is a fantastic way to reward brands and marketing teams that truly understand their customers. We’re excited to recognise and celebrate your marketing success.

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE RETAILER

Show support for your favourite retailer by voting for them in the following categories:

MULTIPLE FRUIT & VEG RETAILER OF THE YEAR

this award is SPONSORED BY:

IFCO

A highly sought-after award presented to retail chains of more than 25 stores in the UK which stock fresh produce.

VOTE

MULTIPLE FLORAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR


A highly sought-after award presented to retail chains of more than 25 stores in the UK which stock fresh flowers and plants.

VOTE

CONVENIENCE RETAILER OF THE YEAR


An award created to recognise, reward, and celebrate the true champions of convenience fresh produce and floral retail with more than 5 stores.

VOTE

online RETAILER OF THE YEAR


For online retailers of fruit and veg or plants and flowers with excellent internet presence.

VOTE

SPECIAL AWARDS

fresh produce business
of the year

THIS AWARD is selected by the Judges from category winners - not open to entries.

This award is the ‘Winner of Winners’ and is chosen by the judges from the winners of the 2022 Fresh Awards Supply Chain, Retail and Business Excellence Categories.

The winner of this special award will be announced on the evening as part of the ceremony.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT


this award is SPONSORED BY:
WESTFALIA UK

This very special award is presented annually to a unique individual who has made a significant impact on the industry, throughout a long career.

Nominations are welcome for this category however there is no shortlist for this award. The winner will be announced on the evening as part of the awards ceremony.

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