Celebrating the success of our vibrant industry of UK food and drink exporters.

The UK has an inspiring number of innovative, credible brands which make food and drink one of our most successful exports.  Now is the time to celebrate all that hard work at the FDEA Export Awards 2022

FDEA Export Awards 2022

It's time to be recognised for your hard work and international success!

Submit your entry to the inaugural FDEA Export Awards. 
Deadline for entries Friday 14 October.  

Categories :

  • Chilled & Frozen Food Exporter of the Year
  • Grocery Exporter of the Year
  • Drinks Exporter of the Year
  • Sweets - Biscuits - Snacks Exporter of the Year
  • Plant Based - Free From – Exporter of the Year
  • Wholesale Exporter of the Year
  • Professional Service Provider of the Year

Plus these additional awards will be judged from entries received in the above award categories:

  • Foodservice Exporter of the Year
  • E-Commerce Exporter of the Year
  • Private Label Exporter of the Year

PLUS a special nominated award for International Distributor of the Year

Awards Timeline

14 October: Entries close 5pm
8 November: Judging completed and shortlist announced
8 December: Awards Ceremony and FDEA Annual Lunch - London

Sponsor the Awards

Sponsoring the FDEA Export Awards gives unrivalled brand exposure and the chance to network with some of the leading food and drink companies in the UK who are committed to selling their products overseas. 

Benefit from a host of branding and networking opportunities, online and face to face at the event.

Raise your profile and generate strong brand recognition amongst established export leaders in this innovative and exciting sector.   

For more information download our sponsorship package or contact

5 Reasons to enter the FDEA Export Awards

Benchmarking and Strategy Evaluation

Entering an award forces you to look at your business from a different perspective.  Reviewing your export achievements helps you to assess where you are enjoying the best results or underperforming.

Build Your Industry Credibility and Secure New Business

Demonstrate your collaboration with in-market distributors and end customers to achieve results, sending a positive message to future prospects

Boost Team Morale

Being responsible for exports can be a tough and lonely job! Being shortlisted for, or winning, an export award endorses the importance of the overseas sales drive with everyone in the business,

Help Attract New Employees

Winning an award not only showcases your export credentials but also positions you as best-in-class in the industry.

Free Marketing

Just being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your company
to new customers.

Attend the Awards Lunch - Banking Hall, London 8th December

Join us on 8 December 2023 for the FDEA Export Forum & Awards Lunch
Banking Hall, London

The event includes:

Exporter roundtable discussions, 1-2-1 distributor meetings, a networking drinks reception and 3 course banquet lunch.   Come and enjoy the best of British food and drink exports, and network with leading distributors, manufacturers and export service providers in a very special day to celebrate and connect the industry.

0930-1200– Start the day with roundtable discussions with your exporting peers on key topics relevant to your exports.  Learn from your peers and share insights to help build your international success.  Network with attending distributors, partners, sponsors and exporters – plus one to ones with companies of their choice.

1200-1600 – Presentation of the first ever FDEA Export awards.

The UK has an amazing amount of innovative, credible brands which has made food and drink one of our most successful exports. Now is the time to celebrate all that hard work. Entries for our first ever export awards are now open and will be presented at our special Awards Lunch on 8th December at a prestigious London venue


Get In Touch...

The FDEA team is always keen to hear from any food and drink exporters or related service suppliers.
Please do get in touch via the form.