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14 - 17 June 2018

Producers Bursary Awards

logoOnce again, we are helping to support food and drink producers in the artisan and speciality food industry by hosting the Producers Bursary Awards. Now in its 9th year, the campaign offers small, outstanding British and Irish producers the opportunity to exhibit for free at one of the BBC Good Food Shows. Past winners have included Gower Cottage Brownies, The Spice Kitchen, The Hebridean Food Co and Ochil Fudge Pantry who have all agreed it helped to grow their small food and drink businesses.

Free stand packages are available at the BBC Good Food Shows in Birmingham (Summer and Winter), Harrogate and Glasgow and Hampton Court Palace.

The application process begins with an online application form, careful shortlisting and then a tasting session at the BBC Good Food Magazine Test Kitchen with a panel of expert judges to decide on the winners of the awards.

 

Our 2018 winners are:

Single variety Co (London) - Single Variety Co specialize in delicious jams and preserves. They find the perfect variety of every fruit for each recipe. 

Macneils Smokehouse (Worcestershire) - A small artisan producer based in Worcestershire, Macneils smokehouse produce small batches of smoked salmon in their professional smokehouse.

To read more about the Producers Bursary Awards, click here.

 

Applications for shows in 2018 - 2019 will be open from Spring 2018. 

Before you apply, make sure you meet the following criteria:

- Company must be no older than 10 years old

- Turnover no higher than £300,000

- Company must not have attended a BBC Good Food Show before

- Company must produce/ manufacture their own range of products in the U.K. or Ireland

- Product must be a retail product (street food/ food to go offerings are unsuitable for the scheme)

Any questions regarding the scheme or application process should be directed to Katy Truss of Fabulous Food Finds, who manages the awards on behalf of the BBC Good Food Shows, on Katy@fabulousfoodfinds.co.uk

If you know of a small artisan producer you think deserves to be recognised, pass on their details or tell them about the Producers Bursary Awards.

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