Any producer who enters one of the seven categories in the 2002 awards will be put forward automatically for the relevant national prize. This year, FFB hopes to see an even higher number of entries for the national awards.
"Last year they helped us put the spotlight on UK companies that had shown success in overseas markets," said FFB's Simon Waring. "Now we are encouraging more companies from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to celebrate export achievement." For further information visit www.foodfrombritain.com/star
Last year the export awards attracted a record number of entries, so there was strong competition for each of the national awards.
Fivemiletown Creamery scooped the Northern Ireland title, Burn Stewart Distillers won the Scottish award, South Caernarfon Creameries was named best Welsh exporter, while Marlow Foods beat off strong competition to receive the English award.
David Edwards, commercial and marketing manager, at South Caernarfon Creameries, said: "We were delighted to win the award, which helped bring a successful year to a very happy close. We have worked hard over the past few years to establish ourselves in the international market and were thrilled to see our efforts acknowledged."
Billy Walker, managing director of operations with Burn Stewart, said: "Export is integral to the growth of the company so we were especially pleased to see our efforts acknowledged. The award is great testament of our success so far, and has been of real assistance in building business this year."
This year, FFB hopes to see an even higher number of entries for these national awards.
"Last year these national awards helped us put the spotlight on companies around the UK that had showed success in overseas markets," said FFB's Simon Waring. "This year we are encouraging even more companies from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to enter our awards to celebrate their star export achievements."
For more information visit www.foodfrombritain.com/star.