FPJ recognises outstanding achievement in the UK fruit and vegetable sector with the second – and expanded – edition of its industry awards

Festival of Fresh Awards for a second year

Festival of Fresh Awards return for a second year

The Festival of Fresh Awards return this month at FPJ’s flagship event in Evesham on Thursday 13 June.

Now in their second year, the awards recognise outstanding achievement in the British fruit and vegetable industry.

Winners are carefully chosen by FPJ’s editorial team for standout performance in the UK market over the past 12 months, and will be named during the event in Evesham.

Awards will be presented in six categories, with a new category – the Innovation Award – added to recognise excellence in technology, varietal development or another forward-thinking aspect of the business.

The six awards categories are:

Retail Supplier of the Year

Non-retail Supplier of the Year

Marketing Magic Award

Sustainable Champion Award

Editor’s Award

Innovation Award (new for 2024)

AMFRESH, Nationwide Produce and Jack Ward of British Growers were among the winners at FPJ’s open-air summer festival last year, which took place in Alconbury Weald.

The Festival of Fresh 2023 award winners, chosen by FPJ’s editorial team for outstanding achievement in the UK fruit and vegetable industry, were as follows:

Retail Supplier of the Year: AMFRESH

Non-retail Supplier of the Year: Nationwide Produce

Marketing Magic Award: UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers

Sustainable Champion Award: Foundation Earth and Abel & Cole

Editor’s Award: Jack Ward (British Growers Association)

Festival of Fresh 2024 is taking place at Evesham United Football Club, in partnership with this year’s host, Nationwide Produce.

Discover more about the Festival of Fresh 2024 agenda here