1. Unsung Hero
At every company there’s an employee who works incredibly hard, motivates their colleagues or comes up with genius plans to develop the business. Whether in the packhouse, the field or the office, beyond the walls of their workplace, they often don’t get the recognition they deserve – until now. This category gives the opportunity for those unsung heroes to take a well-deserved turn in the spotlight.
2. Young Person of the Year - sponsored by henderson brown recruitment
Recognising outstanding performance by fresh produce industry professionals aged 30 or under.
3. Women in Produce Award
Recognising outstanding performance by a woman in the fresh produce industry over the past year.
4. The Sustainability Award
From green practices to environmentally sensitive farming and energy-saving initiatives, this category is for those companies who have gone above and beyond to make their businesses truly sustainable.
5. The Innovation Award - sponsored by Coveris
Have you made a major breakthrough in innovation this year? Perhaps you’ve developed a new way of growing or harvesting your crops, come up with an imaginative product or packaging format or found a business approach that nobody has thought of before? This award will crown the outstanding new example of innovation seen in the past year.
6. Marketing or Digital Initiative
You can have the greatest product in the world, but without savvy marketing nobody will know about it. Whether via print or TV advertising, social media, online or PR, this category recognises the best public-facing work of the year.
7. Charitable Initiative
From bike rides to mountain climbs, there have been some exceptional examples of hard work by fresh produce employees to raise money for charity this year. This award gives them the recognition they deserve.
8. Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year*
This category is your chance to vote for which supermarket you think has done the best job of supporting the fruit and vegetable category this year.
9. Wholesale or Catering Supplier of the Year*
Recognising the outstanding wholesale or catering supplier of 2019.
10. Fruit Grower/Supplier of the Year*
Recognising the outstanding fruit grower of 2019.
11. Vegetable Grower/Supplier of the Year*
Recognising the outstanding vegetable grower of 2019.
12. Salad Grower/Supplier of the Year*
Recognising the outstanding salad grower of 2019.
13. Potato Grower/Supplier of the Year*
Recognising the outstanding potato grower of 2019.
FPJ EDITORS’ AWARD
SPONSORED BY Greencell & westfalia
A special FPJ Editors’ Award, selected by FPJ’s team of journalists, will be given to an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the fresh produce industry in the past year.