Food & Drink Awards to launch

This Friday sees the launch of the 11th annual Marketing Derby Derby Food & Drink Awards, which shine a light on Derby's food & drink sector, promoting the fantastic hospitality we have on offer here in the city and wider county.

Last year, over 5,000 nominations were received, this year's will open at 5pm on Friday 28th June, and you can cast your vote by visiting the Derby Food & Drink Awards website.

Managing Director of Marketing Derby, John Forkin said "Food and drink is an important sector but a tough one too. We want to celebrate the best and promote customer growth.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday 7th October at Bondholder Derby Roundhouse.

Nominations are welcomed from members of the public, business leaders in the city and food and drink establishment owners. The nomination period is open for four weeks and the entries are used to select the three finalists in each category.

Two representatives from each sponsor will judge their category, which involves ‘mystery shopping’ at all three finalists and scoring against defined criteria.

The awards ceremony will be attended by over 400 industry representatives from Derby, including food and drink establishments and business leaders from across the city. To book your ticket, please click here.