New Food's 2023 awards

New Food is thrilled to announce the launch of our highly anticipated Awards and Dinner – The Apples! This exclusive event will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and decision-makers for a night of celebration, recognition, and networking.

The Apples will be held on the first night of Food Integrity Global, Tuesday 17th October and will be a night to remember!

We wish to celebrate a wealth of excellence, innovation and responsible development in our industry and reward those particularly deserving of recognition.

When – 17 October 2023

Where – Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

So what are you waiting for? Get your application in before it’s too late!

Award Categories

Whether you’re a supplier of an outstandingly innovative technology or a food manufacturer who has stood out in the industry and embodied the spirit of integrity in everything that they do, we want to hear from you as to why you should be named among our award winners. Nominations will be shortlisted on 25 August 2023 and then awarded by our Advisory Board at The Apples.

F&B Manufacturer of the Year

A chance to celebrate a food and drink manufacturer that has stood out in the industry and embodied the spirit of integrity in everything that they do.

Sponsored by Merck

Food Defender of the Year

An individual who embodies the spirit of food integrity and has consistently protected our food system, through one or more actions in 2022/23.

Sponsored by Intertek

Sustainable company of the Year

A company operating in the food and beverage sector which has enacted significant change in 2022/23 to enable us to continue to feed our population safely and securely into the future, while protecting our planet.

Sponsored by QUOR

Food scientist of the Year

A chance to honour a scientist that has made a significant breakthrough or made a significant impact on the food and beverage industry in 2022/23, whether that be food safety, health and nutrition, or food resilience.

Sponsored by Syngenta Professional Solutions

Lab of the Year

A food and beverage laboratory that has significantly contributed to the defence of our food system in 2022/23.

Innovator of the Year

An individual or business who has demonstrated outstanding creativity, originality, and innovation within the food and beverage sector in 2022/23. This award celebrates those who have shown a commitment to pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo, while also delivering real-world impact and practical solutions to complex problems.

Sponsored by TraceGains


Increased visibility

Winning an award can increase your company’s visibility and reputation within the industry. This can help attract new customers, improve brand recognition, and ultimately increase sales.

Competitive advantage

Participating in an awards competition allows companies to benchmark themselves against their competitors and gain valuable insights into their strengths and weaknesses.

Motivation for employees

Being recognised for their hard work can be a great motivator for employees. Entering an awards competition can inspire them to strive for excellence and take pride in their work. Winning an award can also help to boost employee morale and build team spirit.

Networking opportunities

Entering The Apples will provide valuable networking opportunities and a great place to meet industry leaders, potential customers, and suppliers. This can help to build relationships that may lead to new business opportunities in the future.


  • 25 May 2023

    Awards open

  • 18 August 2023

    Awards deadline. Submissions and votes are now closed

  • 25 August 2023

    Shortlist announced

  • 17 October 2023

    Awards ceremony


Sponsoring The Apples is a great way to support industry recognition, showcase your brand, and connect with key players in your field.

Access speaking opportunities to position your brand as a thought leader, generate qualified leads, create brand awareness and receive detailed analytics. We commit to providing you full onboarding and support, as well as helping you deliver ROI.

We have some fantastic sponsorship opportunities available at The Apples including:

Awards Category sponsor – £5,000
As a sponsor of an award category, your package will  include:

  • Sponsorship of an award category
  • Company logo promoted alongside all marketing and promotion related to chosen award category
  • Present the award to the category winner at the awards dinner – 14 November (opportunity to say a few words)
  • Company logo on the physical award
  • Host a table of 10 (5 seats allocated to your team and 5 seats allocated to VIP attendees chosen for you)
  • Short interview filmed at the awards dinner and promoted post event as stand-alone marketing and as part of the highlights video
  • All associated marketing and branding 
  • Opportunity to take part in pre-event video promotion (optional)

Reasons to sponsor the event

Brand exposure: Sponsoring an awards competition can provide you with valuable brand exposure. Your company’s logo and name will be displayed in all marketing materials, including social media posts, and event signage. This can help to increase brand recognition and awareness among potential customers.

Targeted audience: The Apples will attract a highly targeted audience of industry professionals and food enthusiasts. Sponsoring the competition provides your company with an opportunity to reach this audience and showcase your products or services to potential customers.

Support for the industry: By sponsoring one of The Apples you will be demonstrating your support for the food industry. This can help to build goodwill among industry professionals and position your company as a leader in the industry.

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