Garbutt + Elliott launch the Food + Drink Business Awards 2021

Garbutt + Elliott has today launched its Yorkshire Food + Drink Awards which recognise and reward the region’s thriving businesses in the food and drink industry.


Yorkshire is home to some of the most successful food and drink businesses in the UK which contribute significantly to the region’s economy.


The Garbutt + Elliott Food & Drink Awards aims to celebrate those businesses that have continued to excel and shown resilience, adapting to the difficult economic conditions created by the pandemic. As a high profile and widely promoted event, the awards provide a platform to showcase achievements, creating visibility and valuable publicity for those businesses involved.


The awards are open to all businesses from start-ups to established companies, small and large, across all sectors of Yorkshire food and drink. The entry process is very simple – businesses provide a 300 word (max) entry demonstrating their key achievements and reasons why they should win their chosen category along with any additional supporting documents before the deadline.


Tony Farmer, Head of Corporate Finance at Garbutt + Elliott explains: “I am delighted to announce the launch of our 2021 Food & Drinks awards which is now in its fourth year. The awards have proved to be a great success and this year’s awards will be our best yet.


This year feels more special because of the challenges we have all faced. Our awards celebrate the creativity and grit of the people and businesses of Yorkshire that are striving to help our economy to recover and prosper again. We’re here to showcase the county’s successful businesses and show other UK businesses that positive outcomes can be realised even in the most challenging economic conditions.”


The full award categories are:


  • Personality of the year
  • Rising Star
  • Hospitality provider of the year
  • Producer of the year
  • Retailer of the year
  • Manufacturer of the year
  • Wholesaler/distributor of the year
  • Best new food & drink product
  • True Yorkshire Grit
  • Making a difference
  • Overall Winner


The deadline for entries is 12 July 2021. A shortlist will be announced in late July on the Garbutt + Elliott website and through their social media accounts. Winners will be announced at an awards event on 16 September at York Racecourse.


How to enter

For further information on the Garbutt + Elliott Yorkshire Food Entrepreneur Awards visit, email or tweet @Garbutt_Elliott using the hashtag #GEfoodawards21.