Small Producer Award

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Are you a small producer? Enter the awards today!


The Small Producer Award is open to all companies with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million. Each entry will be judged alongside all other products in the awards, and will benefit from a reduced entry fee and detailed feedback from industry experts. Our partnership with Dunnes Stores Simply Better also gives small producers the potential opportunity to pitch to buyers directly in a dragons den style presentation, with a prize of creating a Simply Better product to go on shelves.


Click here and fill in the form for your Small Producer Promo Code 


Benefits of Entering 

  • Reduced fee of 125 + VAT ( €210 saving)
  • Detailed feedback from industry experts for every entry
  • Great way to catch the eye of Dunnes Stores Simply Better buyers & develo pers/food experts
  • PR support through site, videos, social media & email marketing for finalists
  • Small Producer winner will work with Dunnes Stores to create a Simply Better product.

Entry criteria: To be considered a small producer, your business should have fewer than 10 staff and annual sales no greater than €1 million.


What previous winners have to say about the awards…



"Our success in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards helped to open the door for us to exciting new business opportunities. Recognition through these awards is a great testament to the dedication of our team."
Mary O’Neill, O'Neills Dry Cure Bacon - 2019 Small Producer Winner  






“The Irish Quality Food Awards and the UK Quality Food Awards give you credibility, they’re very highly thought of, so it’s a great introduction to a new company just to be in the Awards.”

Susan Robbins Fehily, Wildberry Bakery - 2018 Small Producer Winner





“Winning IQFA small producer 2017 means so much to us as a small family run business. Not only has all our hard work been rewarded but the opportunity to grow our business with Dunnes Stores Simply Better range is so exciting. When we attend a tasting or a market, telling people of our awards, changes the way they taste our products. Having these awards has become a tool that we can use, it gives us a different edge."

Orlaigh Meere, Meere's Pork Products - 2017 Small Producer Winner