Have you got an exceptional colleague who has recently started their role in the food and drink industry?
We're looking for the bright sparks of the food and drink industry with this award category.
Open to entrants within their first five years in the industry at any academic and training level, the Rising Star category is for the people with the potential to go far.
Nominations can be made by line managers or HR managers.
Have you considered...
...entering for other awards?
You can enter several categories, and nominate multiple projects and colleagues within the same category too, as long as they are distinct.
Rising Star 2023
An outstanding talent in the business, Malcolm Biggar was appointed to the role of Project Manager at apetito in 2022, having originally joined the company on their graduate scheme.
Rising Star 2022 - Declan Henderson, apetito
In the last year, Declan has driven innovation within category development to launch new trailblazing ranges, which have delivered growth and market leadership back to our business.
Rising Star 2021 - Beulah Davies, Premier Foods
Since joining Premier Foods in 2017 on the Commercial Graduate Scheme, Beulah has had a meteoric rise at Premier Foods, impressing from day one with her drive, tenacity and commitment.
Rising Star 2020
Oliver has had a meteoric rise at Premier Foods, demonstrating his passion and determination immediately.
Rising Star 2019
Jessica Kelly joined Premier Foods on the organisation's commercial graduate programme and has quickly proven herself in several roles to progress within the company.