Small Producer Award
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Are you a small producer? Enter the awards today!
The Small Producer Quality Food Award is now in its fifth year and once again we have partnered with the Co-op to find the next top artisan producer in the UK. The value from entering is phenomenal; enter into any of the awards and your product will also be eligible for the Small Producer Award. You will benefit from a reduced entry fee and detailed feedback from industry experts, along with the potential opportunity to pitch to Co-op buyers directly. These awards deliver tangible rewards, so get your entries in early - and good luck!
How does it work?
Stage 1: Simply enter your product into any of the Quality Food Awards for the reduced fee of £125 + VAT by Friday 19 June.
Stage 2: In addition to your entry being judged in the Quality Food Awards, our expert judging panel, working closely with the Co-op, will also select products to be put forward for the Small Producer Award.
Stage 3: Held at The Atrium at Co-op HQ in September , shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to have a pop up stand to enable tastings and real-time with Co-op food buyers. You will also be asked to present a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to Co-op executives.
Stage 4: Winners are announced at the Quality Food Awards awards ceremony on 13 November at The Brewery, London.
Entry criteria: To be considered a small producer, your business should have fewer than 10 staff and annual sales no greater than £2 million.
See the benefits to entering the Small Producer Awards here.
Previous Small Producer Award winners
2019 Small Producer Winner - Ruby and Grace
2018 Small Producer Winner - Luhv Drinks
"Best £125 I have ever spent! The Awards sit at my desk every day; to be associated with winning the ‘Q’s has such great gravitas when you talk to people – it truly is amazing.”
2017 Small Producer Winner - Yossi Foods
"We, at Yossi Foods, are thrilled to have won Small producer of the year with the fantastic Q awards. The benefits have been really invaluable to us as a young growing company. The Co-op have been so supportive both in terms of feedback, advice and accessibility to people who really seem to care about a positive outcome for us. We would never have had access to this type of input so early in our journey had it not been for winning at the Quality Food Awards. We're still very much enjoying the fruits of the win, so a big thank you to the Q awards!"