Small Producer Benefits of Entering 

Small producers with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under £2 million are eligible to enter our Small Producer Award.

All small producers will be entered in to the main Quality Food Awards where products will be judged alongside all other entrants. Artisan producers will also be automatically entered into the small producer award that comes with a host of benefits. 

1) Entry Fee
Small producers qualify for a reduced entry fee of £125 +VAT. This is a massive saving of £339.

2) Judges Feedback 
All entrants receive detailed feedback from our judges who are industry experts. Due to the large number of entries, feedback will be provided the month following the awards ceremony.

3) Pitch to Co-op Buying Team
Finalists will have the opportunity to present their products to the Co-op's buying team in a Dragon's Den style presentation, with the prize of a listing in the Co-op.

4) PR Support
All finalists will receive PR support through our website, video, social media and email marketing.


Entry criteria: To be considered a small producer, your business should have fewer than 10 staff and annual sales no greater than £2 million.


Past Winner Interview

We spoke to Chris Beech from Luhv Drinks who won the Small Producer Award in 2018. See what he had to say about what winning the award meant to him.