North-east Scotland is a powerhouse of Scotland’s foods and drinks business with premium produce from land and sea, formidable startups, scaling companies and international manufacturers main in internet zero manufacturing and premium market growth.
The 2023 North East Scotland Meals & Drink Awards will recognise excellence and innovation throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
Delivered by Alternative North East (ONE) in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, the Awards showcase the breadth of the business.
They recognise the achievements, entrepreneurship and merchandise of foods and drinks producers of all sizes and in any respect phases of development.
The awards are free to enter, with 12 classes to select from, starting from Greatest New Product to Greatest Distilled Product, to Greatest Younger Enterprise.
Foods and drinks is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.
Greater than 22,000 individuals work within the business in north-east Scotland, and the area accounts for greater than 20 per cent of Scotland’s complete meals
and drink output.
Stanley Morrice MBE chairs the meals, drink, and agriculture board at Alternative North East.
He mentioned: “North-east Scotland’s world-class foods and drinks sector is entrepreneurial, revolutionary and its merchandise are in demand throughout the UK and internationally. Massive and small companies are efficiently navigating the alternatives and challenges of immediately’s market to supply wholesome,
sustainable, premium merchandise that customers are in search of.
“The 2023 awards present the business platform to rejoice their achievements in each innovation and market growth.
“We wish to see success tales of consumer-led product growth and listen to from the companies placing innovation and sustainability on the coronary heart of their operations,” mentioned Mr Morrice.
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Companies Committee, Cllr John Crawley, mentioned: “Foods and drinks stays a key sector in our Financial Growth Technique, and these awards showcase the very best of the area’s foods and drinks producers who play such an essential position within the north-east economic system.
“Regardless of these vastly difficult occasions – whether or not it’s the impacts of Covid, hovering power payments and the price of dwelling disaster – these producers have met these obstacles head-on and ensured that their high quality merchandise are nonetheless heading out to native, nationwide and worldwide markets.
“We’re delighted to proceed our partnership with ONE to recognise these success tales, which promote the area as a pacesetter within the Scottish foods and drinks business.”
Entries for the 2023 Awards must be made by way of the web site – www.nesfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk – which additionally comprises steerage and help.
The cut-off date is Wednesday, March 1, and winners shall be introduced on the awards dinner on Thursday, June 8, at The Chester Lodge, Aberdeen.