The Food and Drink Federation is inviting ­entries for this year's Community Partnership Awards, which celebrate the role food and drinks firms play in their local communities.

A new Apprenticeship of the Year Trophy has been introduced for 2011, which reflects the FDF's focus on employment and skills.

The other five categories are education, environment, good employer, health & wellbeing and ­local community.

Submissions will be accepted from 26 March and firms can enter more than one category. For details see www.fdf.org.uk/cpa.