FDF Awards 2022 Winners

Apprentice of the Year (joint winner) - Sponsored by Tork

Caitlin Jones - Co-op Food

Richard Laursen - Unilever UK & Ireland

Brand launch of the Year - Sponsored by IFE, International Food & Drink Event 

Mars Food - Ben’s Original™ Evolution

Business Resilience - Sponsored by KPMG

Fresh Pastures & SMUK

Campaign of the Year - Sponsored by Western Union

Birds Eye - Proud to Power Team GB

Community Partner - Sponsored by The British Standards Institution (BSI)

FoodCycle - the return to Community Meals

Diet and Health - Sponsored by KPMG

Nestlé UK & Ireland - Garden Gourmet UK. Health focussed plant-based range

Digital Transformation - Sponsored by KPMG

Foods Connected and Hilton Food Group

Education Initiative - Sponsored by Cranfield University

Britvic plc - Britvic’s supported internships

Emerging Business - Sponsored by OCS


Environmental Leadership - Sponsored by Powerstar

apetito Ltd - Leading the Way with Net Zero Carbon Strategy

Exporter of the Year - Sponsored by 4C

Belvoir Farm Drinks Ltd

Food and Drink Engineer of the Year - Sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University

Laetitia Rynhoud - Jordans Dorset Ryvita

Food and Drink Technologist / Scientist of the Year - Sponsored by IFST

David Lloyd - Huel

HR Initiative - Sponsored by KP Snacks

PepsiCo UK - Frontline Home Grown Accelerated Development Programme

Manufacturing Initiative - Sponsored by Redzone

Koolmill - NextGEN Rice Milling

Product Innovation - Sponsored by Clarke Energy

THIS™ - Fat 2.0

Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist of the Year - Sponsored by ISS

Rebecca Deeley - Tillery Valley Foods, Part of the Joubere Food Group

Rising Star - Sponsored by PepsiCo UK

Declan Henderson - apetito

Sustainable Packaging Initiative - Sponsored by Water Plus

apetito Ltd - Boomerang: a first for large-scale closed loop recycling


View the FDF Awards 2022 ceremony photos


“This year’s awards bought together over 200 nominees across 19 categories, showcasing the very best of our industry. The judges had an invidious task in choosing winners from an extremely strong field – from companies driving new sustainability initiatives to championing employee wellbeing, as well as embracing new technologies and supporting cutting-edge skills development in their teams. 

“The food and drink sector is based within communities right across the UK’s nations and regions, and these awards really demonstrate how our great companies continue to bring great fantastic products to consumers in challenging times. Congratulations to all the winners, I’m already looking forward to next year’s ceremony!”

Karen Betts OBE, Chief Executive 

Food and Drink Federation