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Outstanding Talent from Central England Recognised in Food and Drink Federation Awards Shortlist

16 August 2016

Outstanding Talent from Central England Recognised in Food and Drink Federation Awards Shortlist

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Three food businesses from Warkton, Sleaford and Cambridge are competing for the Regional Growth Business Award (Central England) in the industry-leading Food and Drink Federation Awards. The shortlisted companies represent the best of Central England and emphasise the quality of food and drink manufacturing present right across the area.

  • The Incredible Bakery Company, based in Warkton, Northants is a wholesale bakery manufacturer producing high-quality products that are all gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soya-free. It prides itself on its products' nutritional profile, amazing taste and craft baked appearance. The range includes savoury loaves, fruit loaves, buns, paninis, cakes and flour mixes.
  • Sleaford Quality Foods, based in Sleaford, South Lincolnshire, was established in 1968 and through the development of its manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility, has become a leading supplier of high-quality ingredients for the food manufacturing and catering industries. It specialises in dried and dehydrated food, supplying its customers with over 1,200 different dried and canned products.
  • Cambridge-based Our House of Spice is managed by sisters Julia and Nadia and they bring to the range a passion for delicious and healthy Indian food. The company offers Indian spice kits to the retail market across the UK and direct to consumers via their online shop. The kits are based on family recipes, are gluten-free, and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

The Food and Drink Federation Awards 2016 will showcase and celebrate the best of food and drink businesses from right across the UK. These firms are a cornerstone of the food and drink industry and we take pride in recognising companies that are making such a valuable contribution to the success and future of the sector.

Finalists will gather together with their peers and colleagues on 22 September 2016 for a gala evening at The Brewery, London to recognise the industry's achievements and to hear which finalists have been successful. As well as acting as a platform for the industry, the evening – which will be hosted by broadcaster and presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli – will enable guests to come together and discover more about the many innovations underway in food and drink in the UK.

Trefor Griffith, Head of Food and Beverage at category sponsors Grant Thornton UK LLP commented: “Grant Thornton are delighted to once again be supporting the Growth Business category for this year's Food and Drink Federation Awards. As a firm, we're committed to helping dynamic businesses unlock their potential for growth. Food and beverage is a key industry for us and as the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, it's great to see these businesses recognised.”

Ian Wright, Director General, FDF, said: “We value the importance and contribution of our regional growth businesses within the food and drink industry and are proud to support and foster the brand names of tomorrow as they establish and develop. Central England contains some outstanding growing businesses and it is a real pleasure to see such a diverse range of food and drink represented in the shortlist. I would like to say thank you to our sponsor, entrants and judges for their efforts.

“We look forward to welcoming the finalists, guests and supporters to an evening that we are sure will be a wonderful showcase for our industry's strength, expertise and endless creativity.”

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Contact the FDF press office via or via 0207 420 7131/20/18

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