Winners of the 2023 FDEA Export Awards

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the FDEA Export Awards 2023, sponsored by logistic
experts DRAC Global.

The Food and Drink Exporting Community gathered at the beautiful Royal
Lancaster Hotel in London on 5th December, to celebrate the achievements of
exporters in the UK food and drink sector. The ceremony unfolded after an
enlightening morning filled with valuable insights, fruitful networking
opportunities, and expert guidance provided by the FDEA team and FDEA
Service Providers. The aim was to inspire and equip food and drink exporters
with the knowledge and resources they need to conquer challenges and seize
the global opportunities that lie ahead in the coming year.
Winners of the biggest accolade of the day, Food and Drink Exporter of the
Year, was Smylie Ltd who also scooped the Wholesale Exporter of the Year
award. Dispatching ambient, chilled and frozen goods to customers in over 60
countries, this company is one of the UK’s leading exporters of British food and
drink. The judges were impressed by their international trade strategy,
underpinned by a commitment to global reach, sustainable expansion,
customer relationships and technological innovation.
“Our winners, diligently chosen by our esteemed panel, have earned their
awards through their solid commitment to export, a strategic well thought out
approach to building international business, and exemplary export sales relative
to their size. Recognising the success of these individual brands and exporting
companies is always a thrill. We know that our award winners will leverage their
well-deserved recognition to unlock even greater opportunities in export. We
hope their success will also inspire others to strive for greater success in
international markets”. Sandra Sullivan, Director, FDEA

Food & Drink Exporter of the Year 2023 – Smylie Ltd
sponsored by Drac Global

Category winners:
Export Service Provider of the Year – Eville & Jones
International Marketing Campaign of the Year – Taylors of
Export Rising Star – Michael Philpott, Whittard of Chelsea
Free From Exporter of the Year – LoveRaw
Drinks Exporter of the Year – Whittard of Chelsea
Grocery Exporter of the Year sponsored by IFE, International
Food & Drink Event – Ramsden International
Dairy Exporter of the Year – Coombe Castle International
Wholesale Exporter of the Year sponsored by Virgin Money
Smylie Ltd
Bakery, Confectionery & Snack Exporter of the Year sponsored
by PS8 Ltd – LoveRaw

With thanks to our sponsors:
Headline sponsor – DRAC Group

Category sponsors – Virgin Money, IFE – International
Food & Drink Event, PS8 Ltd

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