Garbutt + Elliott Yorkshire food and drink business awards 2020
The Garbutt + Elliott 2020 Yorkshire Food + Drink Business Awards opened for entrants on October 18th, celebrating Yorkshire’s excellent food and drink sector and associated businesses.
The awards celebrate the food and drink industry in Yorkshire. They highlight the county’s growing position within the national and international marketplace and play a significant role in recognising entrepreneurs and businesses from across Yorkshire who have been part of creating the county’s great food industry.
Yorkshire and the Humber employs the highest number of people in the UK food and drink industry, latest figures have this number over 62,000. The region is home to some of the world’s best-known food companies as well as the UK’s highest concentration of small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. In fact, figures show we have more than 1,100 food and drink producers in the region with a combined turnover in excess of £8bn. Furthermore, this doesn’t account for associated businesses such as packaging, design, branding and distribution – all of which will find relevant categories to enter in their year’s awards.
In total there are 15 categories, five of which are new for 2020. Tony Farmer, Partner at Garbutt + Elliott says, “With the regional food and drink sector continuing to grow, we are more committed than ever to being part of the movement positioning Yorkshire businesses at the front of the game. Alongside the awards themselves we are setting up a new and exciting food and drink business networking group to support the regional industry and to encourage the leading and rising pioneers of the sector.”
Whist fiercely competitive the regional food and drink sector is also, by nature, closely knit and supportive. The aim is to build new relationships to bring together large and small businesses to foster partnerships and share ideas.
Russell Turner, Managing Partner, Garbutt + Elliott says, “Our awards are now firmly fixed in the regional food industry’s calendar. What sets them apart is their accessibility. Small businesses can enter the same categories as those who have a position in the international marketplace and they have just as much a chance of winning. We’re proud to be celebrating 15 categories within the food and drink sector and have a diverse group of judges of exceptional calibre, who will be whittling down the shortlisted businesses.”
To register interest visit www.garbutt-elliott.co.uk/food-awards and follow on socials via Linked In (garbutt-elliott) and Twitter (@Garbutt_Elliott).