Small Producer Award
Are you a small producer? Enter the awards today!
The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards have many benefits for Small Producers throughout the island of Ireland.
Companies with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million can enter the awards at a reduced fee of €125 + VAT. Products will be judged alongside all other entries in the awards, and will benefit from detailed feedback from the panel of industry experts.
Alongside this, all small producers will be put forward for the Small Producer Award sponsored by Dunnes Stores Simply Better, one lucky winning company will get the opportunity to launch a product within the Simply Better range.
Daragh Lawless, Marketing Brand Manager, Simply Better, said
"We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Small Producer Award this year. It’s been a pleasure working with our previous winners and we look forward to seeing some new and innovative products from producers around Ireland."
All small producers who have an e-commerce site will be offered a listing on Oonagh Eats Producer Directory
Reduced fee of € 125 + VAT (€210 saving)
Opportunity to launch a product within the Simply Better range at Dunnes Stores
Detailed feedback from industry experts for every entry
Great way to catch the eye of buyers & developers/food experts
PR support through site, videos, social media & email marketing for finalists
How does it work?
Simply enter your product into any of the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards for the reduced fee of €125 + VAT.
In addition to your entry being judged in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, your product will be presented to the Dunnes Stores Simply Better Buying team for consideration for the Small Producer Award.
Companies shortlisted for the Small Producer Award will be invited to pitch their product to the Simply Better team
The Small Producer winner will be announced at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.
Here's what some previous winners had to say about the awards:
Since winning this award, the level of new business interest and opportunities has been amazing. The retail industry all acknowledges the level of quality products that are entered and the judging criteria is of exceptionally high standards. Winning this award means our product and business has been given the gold standard of excellence.
Having this award has proven that we have a first class product which allows us to gain new business and accelerate getting onto the retail market with so many more supports and professional assistance that we would never have had.
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.
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.