Three new categories have been created for the Food and Drink Federation’s Community Partnership Awards.

Alongside the established categories of Apprentice of the Year, Education, Environment, Good Employer, Health and Wellbeing and Local Community, the new categories are Export Success of the Year, Growing Business of the Year and Developing Skills for the Future.

The FDF is inviting entries for the awards, which will be judged by a panel including MP John Stevenson, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing.

Entries close on 4 May and winners will be announced at a lunch at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on 24 October.