Food from Britain is adding a new category to its Export Awards, held in association with The Grocer, with the launch of the Dairy Exporter of the Year category.

Simon Waring, marketing and international management director at FFB, commented: “With dairy exports on the increase, and encouraging signs so far this year, it is time to recognise the achievements of dairy exporters.

“We have worked closely with many dairy companies to help them gain new international markets and listings, and I am sure there are many success stories out there.”

Jim Begg, director general, Dairy Industry Association Limited, which is sponsoring the category added: “We wholeheartedly encourage all dairy producers to take this opportunity to shout about their success.”

All dairy producers are eligible to enter, provided they can illustrate export sales for the last three years. Closing date to enter the awards is October 3. For more details visit www.foodfrombritain.com/pearls