Food Awards Opportunities

Marketing Derby is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Derby Food & Drink Awards. The awards celebrate the best restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés Derby and Derbyshire has to offer.

Taking place at the iconic Roundhouse complex on Monday 12th October, the Derby Food & Drink Awards offers the people of Derby the chance to recognise their favourite eateries. Last year we received over 1,400 nominated for their favourite establishment.

There are eight categories open for nominations, which include:

  • Best Newcomer;
  • Best Pub;
  • Best Bar;
  • Best Out of Town;
  • Derby Telegraph Excellence in Customer Service;
  • Best Café;
  • Best International;
  • Restaurant of the Year.

The 2015 nomination period officially opens on Monday 20th July.

Each year the Derby Food & Drink Awards goes from strength to strength. It is now firmly established in Derby’s awards calendar and is keenly awaited and hotly contested. Marketing Derby is proud to co-ordinate these awards to help shine the light on the very best that Derby has to offer
— John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby

Nominations will close on Monday 17th August after which finalists will be announced for each category. After this, each nominated establishment will be visited by our panel of mystery judges who are looking for a welcoming, comfortable and exceptional experience which makes a delicious contribution to Derby's food and drink offer. The Local Authority food hygiene rating will also be taken into account.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on Monday 12th October at the Roundhouse.

The Derby Food & Drink Awards offers the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of your brand through category sponsorship opportunities.

The campaign offers exposure through press coverage, an online presence on the Derby Food & Drink Awards website, as well as recognition and publicity at the awards ceremony. Sponsors will have exposure to over 6,000 eShot subscribers, just under 10,000 twitter followers and the wider Derby community through press coverage.

This tasty and exclusive opportunity also offers you the chance to sample free meals at nominated eateries.

Each category sponsorship pack includes:

  • a place on the judging panel;
  • ten tickets to the awards ceremony;
  • brand inclusion in press coverage;
  • coverage during the ceremony;
  • logo on all Derby Food & Drink Awards literature and website.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Asad Moghal at or by calling (01332) 201860.