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Investec Food and Drink entrepreneur of the year

Investec Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year is brought to you by The Food Awards Company, a new venture backed by Luke Johnson, of Pizza Express, Patisserie Valerie, Feng Sushi and more, run by Caroline Kenyon and her team who have over a decade of experience as food PR and events specialists.

Investec is delighted to be headline sponsor of the inaugural Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year. Investec is an international specialist bank that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets: the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as certain other countries.

Categories

Best Food Entrepreneur – turnover up to £20m

For businesses whose annual turnover is up to and including £20 million.

For producers, importers, distributors showing entrepreneurial flair. It could be any food product/range of products, from popcorn to puddings, soups to sauces, baby food to breakfast cereals, fresh produce to frozen.

Best Food Entrepreneur – turnover over £20m

For businesses whose annual turnover is above £20 million.

For producers, importers, distributors showing entrepreneurial flair. It could be any food product/range of products, from popcorn to puddings, soups to sauces, baby food to breakfast cereals, fresh produce to frozen.

Best Drink Entrepreneur – turnover up to £20m

For businesses whose annual turnover is up to and including £20 million.

For producers, importers or distributors showing entrepreneurial flair. It could be any drinks, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic, from gin to smoothies, wine to cordials, whisky to juices.

Best Drink Entrepreneur – turnover over £20m

For businesses whose annual turnover is above £20 million.

For producers, importers or distributors showing entrepreneurial flair. It could be any drinks, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic, from gin to smoothies, wine to cordials, whisky to juices.

Best Retail Entrepreneur

For owners of retail outlets from grocers, farm shops, frozen yoghurt bars, supermarkets, delis, to multiple farmers market stalls, cookie shops, chocolate boutiques, showing entrepreneurial flair.

Best Online Entrepreneur

For food and/or drink businesses where more than 50% of business transactions take place online, showing entrepreneurial flair for online growth, boosting sales through use of social media and increasing the enterprise value of your business through online marketing.

Best Newcomer

For food and/or drink entrepreneurs of any sort whose business is less than three years old on 12 September 2014, showing their strategy for business development, including new ideas and that all important business model.

Best Young Entrepreneur

For food and/or drink entrepreneurs of any sort who are under the age of 30 on 12 September 2014. Have you created a recipe for success, are you innovative and creative, the talk of the town and destined for greatness? A young head on business entrepreneur shoulders taking the food and drink world by storm.