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Welcome to The UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards 2016

Coming Soon: The 2016 UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards!

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What are the UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards?

The UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards, presented by FPJ, are the only pan-industry fresh produce awards voted for by the trade itself. This fresh format, with submissions and voting all taking place online, is all about the quality of the entries and recognising the finest industry achievers. In the inaugural awards in 2015, some 100 entries were received and many hundreds of fresh produce professionals cast their votes to crown the winners.

When does it all take place?

Entries will be accepted from July to September, and will be available to view and judge in October. The winners will be announced in November.

How do I enter?

Full details of how to enter will appear here when submissions open in July. However the process couldn't be simpler, and will take up only minutes of your time.

I'm interested in sponsoring a category. Tell me more.

As FPJ’s annual awards, the event receives widespread coverage in FPJ, before, during and after the event, giving sponsors around six months of regular exposure to readers of Britain’s leading fresh produce magazine. In addition, your name on the winner’s trophy means the prestige of being associated with the event will live on long beyond this year’s competition.

Category sponsorship package

-       Your company name in the category title, and on the winners’ trophy and certificate
-       Your company name, logo and hotlink on the UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards website
-       Your company logo on all printed and digital promotional materials
-       A half-page colour advert in the winners’ issue of FPJ, published in November

All this for just £1,950 + VAT. Call our sales team on 0207 501 0315.

Can we sponsor a category if we’re thinking of entering the awards?

Absolutely! The UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards are voted for entirely by FPJ readers, meaning there is no conflict of interest between sponsors and judges. You can sponsor, and enter, as many categories as you like.

The categories

1/ Unsung Hero

2/ Young Person of the Year

3/ The Lifetime Achievement Award

4/ The Sustainability Award

5/ Initiative in Growing or R&D

6/ Product or Packaging Innovation

7/ Marketing Initiative

8/ Best Retail Concept

9/ Charitable Initiative

10/ Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year

11/ Wholesale or Catering Supplier of the Year

12/ Fruit Grower/Supplier of the Year

13/ Vegetable Grower/Supplier of the Year

14/ Salad Grower/Supplier of the Year

15/ Potato Grower/Supplier of the Year


online awards



Click on each category name to read the entries

1/ Unsung Hero, sponsored by Lea Valley Growers Association

WINNER Moira Henderson – Greenvale
2nd Dobri Kraev – AC Goatham & Son
3rd Dave Morrison – Cornerways

2/ Product or Packaging Innovation, sponsored by It's Fresh!

WINNER= British Red Sweet Onions – Bedfordshire Growers
WINNER= Sweet Sprouting Cauliflower – Produce World
3rd Pink Lady – Coregeo

3/ Initiative in Growing or R&Dsponsored by Farmcare

WINNER Bakkavor & Hammond Produce
2nd Alan Bartlett & Sons
3rd Produce World

4/ Digital Initiative

WINNER Love Your Greens – The Little Big Voice
2nd AC Goatham & Son
3rd Pink Lady

5/ New Face Award

WINNER Briony Dunmore –BanaBay
2nd Laura Drew – Greenvale
3rd Jack Ward – BGA

6/ Charitable Initiative

WINNER Growers United FC
2nd Alan Bartlett & Sons
3rd Greenvale – Bees

7/ The Green Award, sponsored by Barfoots

WINNER Vitacress
2nd The Watercress Company
3rd Asda

8/ Wholesale Innovation

WINNER Reynolds
2nd P&I Side Salads
3rd Sunnyfield

9/ Marketing Campaign, sponsored by BanaBay

WINNER Super 6 – Aldi
2nd Love Your Greens – The Little Big Voice
3rd Tenderstem – Coregeo

10/ Excellence in HR, training or recruitment, sponsored by MDS

WINNER Produce World
2nd Greenvale
3rd Cornerways

11/ Best Supporter of British, sponsored by Total Produce

WINNER AC Goatham & Son
2nd Aldi
3rd Mansfields

12/ Fruit Grower/Supplier of the Year

WINNER AC Goatham & Son

2nd S&A Produce
3rd AJ & CI Snell

13/ Vegetable Grower/Supplier of the Year

WINNER The Wasabi Company
2nd Produce World
3rd Nightlayer Leek Co.

14/ Salad Grower/Supplier of the Year

WINNER The Watercress Company
2nd Abbey View Produce
3rd Freshtime UK

15/ Potato Grower/Supplier of the Year

WINNER Greenvale
2nd Nene Potatoes
3rd AKP Group

16/ Lifetime Achievement

WINNER Clive Goatham
2nd Dr Steve Rothwell
3rd Graeme Beattie


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