SCOTTISH RETAIL FOOD & DRINK AWARDS

29 April 2021

The inaugural Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards are a brand-new celebration of Scottish food and drink with a very simple aim at their heart: to get more of Scotland’s fantastic food and drink products onto more Scottish retail shelves. This is your invitation to discover some of the finest products available across a wide range of categories.

From cheese to biscuits, beer to gin, browse to find what you need and connect with the people who make them.

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Introducing the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards were created last year with a very specific and simple goal: to get more Scottish food and drink products onto more shelves.

The Awards are unique in encompassing the entire spectrum of producers and retailers in Scotland, from the very smallest artisan business to the very largest retailers – and everything in between.

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards aim to bring producers who are keen to secure new listings together with the growing body of retailers seeking to enhance their ranges with locally, regionally and nationally produced food and drink products.

Meet the SRFDA team

Helen Lyons

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards were launched by Lyons Media and 55 North. Lyons Media is run by Helen Lyons, who formerly ran the Quality Food Awards while 55 North is a media house run by Antony Begley which produces a range of print magazines and digital platforms for the Scottish and UK food and drink retail sector.

Antony Begley

Meet our Partners

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards boasts a hugely experienced team of experts from across all aspects of the UK food and drink sector. Our official ambassador and lead judge is Bruce Langlands, former Food & Restaurant Main Board Director at both Harrods and Selfridges. Our Head of the Judging Panel is internationally renowned food and drink expert Jane Milton. Our official consumer media partners are The Scottish Sun, The Times in Scotland and The Sunday Times in Scotland, the biggest selling titles in Scotland. Our judging panel comprises some of the most experienced experts in the industry across a whole range of disciplines.

Meet our Sponsors

SPAR Scotland

SPAR Scotland is Scotland’s leading convenience retailing group, servicing over 300 SPAR stores across Scotland. SPAR Scotland is operated by CJ Lang & Son, a family-owned company established over 100 years ago, and works with over 150 local suppliers.

Graphic Packaging International  

Graphic Packaging is one of the largest global producers of folding carton and paper-based solutions. The company operates across 60 global production sites, Graphic Packaging understands the importance of innovation and sustainability in food and drink packaging.

Invest Northern Ireland

Scotland is an important market for Northern Ireland producers.  With only 12 miles of separation at the closest point, Scottish and Northern Irish consumers share an appreciation of quality food and drink products that are both rich in heritage and have a positive impact on health and the environment, a fact recognised by Invest Northern Ireland.

Reflex Group

Reflex Group is a packaging specialist that currently supports a broad spectrum of clients in Scotland from boutique start-ups to some of the largest supermarkets. Reflex is focused on providing a more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly way of working. The company operates out of 18 sites across the UK with ambitious growth plans for the future.

Scottish Wholesale Association

The Scottish Wholesale Association (is the official trade association for Scotland’s food and drink wholesaling businesses. Recognised as The Voice of the Scottish Food, Drink and Allied Trades.

Scottish Grocers Federation

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation is the trade body for the Scottish convenience retailing sector and is passionate about promoting the outstanding quality and range of food and drink in Scotland. The convenience sector in Scotland is a vital part of the part of the food and drink supply chain providing vital routes to market for wholesalers, food service companies and manufacturers.

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Available before, during and after the live Meet The Maker session. Subscribe to showrooms to access sessions and join suppliers any time to ask questions, find out about their products, order samples and more.

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  • Showroom logo of Afia’s Samosa Shop

    Private / Producer Showroom / 3 members

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    active 1 month ago

    We are the first true Wheat & Gluten Free Samosa producer in UK and the World – long before food allergen labeling more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of Amity Fish Company Ltd

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    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 1 month ago

    Led by industry leader Jimmy Buchan, star of the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning Trawlermen TV series, the Amity team s more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of Aye Pickled

    Private / Producer Showroom / 3 members

    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 1 month ago

    Aye Pickled is a family business based in Edinburgh. We hand make wee batches of gourmet pickles and live cultured more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of Badachro Distillery

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    active 1 month ago

    Scottish Highland Gin and Whisky
    Our small, independent distillery looks over the beautiful hamlet of Badachro in more

    Alex Furness Mike Fraser Antony Begley +1 member
  • Showroom logo of Beet This Food Sauce

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    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 1 month ago

    We give you some of the tastiest sauces on planet earth. Beetroot haters turned Beet This lovers. Nothing but 5 more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
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    Private / Producer Showroom / 3 members

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    Big Beefys Biltong has a real international story behind it. During a visit to New York in 2008 to visit his more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
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    active 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Big Pot Co was established in 2009 by Alison Seaney in Co. Tyrone focused on creating nutritious, healthy and more

    Alex Furness Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of Billingtons of Lenzie

    Private / Producer Showroom / 3 members

    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 1 month ago

    Welcome to Billington’s of Lenzie
    Homemade, handmade, artisan and locally sourced produce, beer, wines, spirits, i more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
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    Broughton Brewery was founded in 1979 by David Younger and James Collins in a former sheep station in the wee more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of By Julia

    Private / Producer Showroom / 4 members

    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Gullane Glögg – the answer to delicious mulled wine without the effort!
    Award Winning Gullane Glögg Mulled Win more

    Alex Furness Julia Sutherland Antony Begley +1 member
  • Showroom logo of Cairngorm Gin Company

    Private / Producer Showroom / 5 members

    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Cairngorm Gin founder, Jack Smith, was born and raised in the valley of the River Spey, in the heart of the more

    Alex Furness Jack Smith Conrad Baker +2 members
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    Private / Producer Showroom / 4 members

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    PROVENANCE

    Mary Queen of Scots was born on the 8th of December 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, to King James more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall +1 member
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    Private / Producer Showroom / 4 members

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    As natural as a G&T on a summer’s day.
    Cushiedoos superior tonic has been created for spirits, not to cure m more

    Alex Furness cushiedoos Antony Begley +1 member
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    active 1 month ago

    As dentists, we believe that prevention is key to having clean, healthy teeth. Our message is that everyone’s d more

    Alex Furness Tom Fender Antony Begley +1 member
  • Showroom logo of EPRONTO Ragu

    Public / Producer Showroom / 34 members

    Public / Producer Showroom

    active 1 week, 6 days ago

    EPRONTO Ragu is a brand of CaterItaly ltd, a small Italian family run business, based in Glasgow. With EPRONTO, we more

    Charlie Turnbull Alex Furness jillysitch +31 members
  • Showroom logo of Feragaia

    Private / Producer Showroom / 4 members

    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 1 month ago

    A handcrafted, small batch, alcohol-free spirit distilled from 14 land and sea botanicals in a pot still. Modern more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Bill Garnock +1 member
  • Showroom logo of Five Kingdoms Brewery

    Private / Producer Showroom / 3 members

    Private / Producer Showroom

    active 1 month ago

    Five Kingdoms microbrewery began in 2015 and sits in the beautiful harbourside village of The Isle of Whithorn in more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
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    In the late 1800s, a legendary group of intellectuals developed a predictive card-counting algorithm called the more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of Genius Brewing Limited

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    Genius Brewing is on a mission to make healthier drinking a pleasure, not a compromise. Brewed with the finest more

    Alex Furness Antony Begley Kirsty McDowall
  • Showroom logo of Gin Bothy

    Private / Producer Showroom / 4 members

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    active 1 month ago

    THE BOTHY
    To some, a bothy is a refuge on the hills… an old stone building offering shelter when the clouds roll more

    Alex Furness Karen Constable Antony Begley +1 member

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