Food & Drink Heroes

From the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Food & Drink Heroes champions entrepreneurs within the UK’s food and drink industry, shining a spotlight on and supporting them through their growth.

Challenger brands make up 96% of Britain’s total food and drink businesses. These companies contribute a highly significant £18bn to the UK economy. Food & Drink Heroes is a groundbreaking awards programme built to recognise the industry’s most resilient and ambitious businesses.

With over 700 applications received annually, the awards are supported by industry-leading judges from Selfridges, McDonalds, Costa Coffee and more.

Ideas Fest is the home of the Food and Drink Heroes awards ceremony, with the national awards taking place at the festival in August 2023.