Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards

The annual Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards aim to recognise, reward and celebrate Derby’s best food and drink businesses.

On the 18th October 2021 the awards returned following a 12 month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, and what a night it was!

Here’s a quick recap…

• 3,000 nominations received
• 40 finalists selected
• 12 winners announced
• 350+ guests in attendance
• 1 massive after-party
• Lots of sore heads!

It has been an incredibly tough year for this sector, and we would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists and thank all who were involved in the 2021 Derby Food and Drink Awards.

John Forkin MBE DL, Managing Director of Marketing Derby

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For full information on sponsorship, please get in touch with us by calling (01332) 201 860 or by emailing

“At Royal Crown Derby we have been manufacturing Fine Bone China Tableware in Derby for over 265 years, meaning the Food and Drink industry is right at our heart. We are honoured to be a sponsor for such an important awards event, in an industry and a city that means so much to us.”

Royal Crown Derby, 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Sponsor

Meet our 2021 sponsors

The Market Place

Over the years, we’ve been proud to support local businesses by showcasing their products in our marketplace. We have the opportunity to do this again in 2022, so please contact us by emailing should you wish to find out more.