IGD unveils finalists competing for 11 key categories in 2013 Industry Awards

IGD: finalists announced

IGD: finalists announced

IGD, the food and consumer goods research charity, has today unveiled the finalists of its 24th annual Industry Awards.

The Awards recognise the best that companies across the supply chain, both big and small, have to offer.

The 2013 Awards celebrate achievements across 11 areas including manufacturing, logistics, retail, human resources, small businesses, and much more. It is also the inaugural year for the:

  • Digital Innovation Award – for the company that best uses digital technology in the most innovative and creative ways to engage with shoppers
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – for an individual who has made their mark on the industry

The finalists and winners are picked by some of the industry’s top personnel, including representatives from IGD, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Marks and Spencer (see below for a full list of finalists and sponsors). Winners will be honoured at the Awards ceremony on 8 October, which will be hosted by television and radio presenter, Gabby Logan.

Last year’s winners include MacSweens of Edinburgh, the Co-operative Group, Mondelēz International and Nestlé UK & Ireland, among others.

Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “I am delighted to announce such a strong shortlist for the 2013 IGD Awards.

“The food and consumer goods industry is one of our shining stars: as Britain’s biggest private sector employer, it accounts for one in seven jobs.

“Our Awards celebrate achievement and innovation across the food supply chain and is an excellent opportunity to shine the spotlight on people and businesses that make a difference to the public.

“I look forward to announcing the winners at our Awards ceremony on 8 October.”


The IGD Industry Award for Employability, sponsored by Asda

Mars Chocolate UK (Slough)

Mondelēz International (Birmingham)

Nestlé UK & Ireland Ltd (Gatwick)

Tamar Foods (Cornwall)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Bradford)

The IGD Industry Award for Business Transformation, sponsored by Boxwood

Adams Foods Ltd (Leek)

Procter & Gamble (Weybridge) and Tesco Stores Ltd (Cheshunt)

Rich Products Ltd (Fareham)

The IGD Industry Award for Consumer and Shopper Excellence, sponsored by General Mills

ASDA Stores Ltd (Leeds)

Burton’s Biscuit Company (St. Albans)

United Biscuits (Hayes)

Diageo (London)

Young’s Seafood Limited (Grimsby)

The IGD Industry Award for Digital Innovation, sponsored by Infosys

ASDA Stores Ltd (Leeds)

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd  (Uxbridge)

F&F Clothing (Tesco Stores Ltd) (Cheshunt)

Heineken UK (Edinburgh)

Johnson & Johnson Ltd (Maidenhead)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Bradford)

The IGD Industry Award for Outstanding Small Business, sponsored by Morrisons

Olives Et Al (Dorset)

Scotty Brand Ltd (Airdrie)

The Innis & Gunn Brewing Company Ltd (Edinburgh)

The Potted Fish Company (Newton Abbot)

The IGD Industry Award for Health and Wellness, sponsored by Nestlé

All Market Europe Ltd (Vita Coco) (London)

Johnson & Johnson Consumer (Maidenhead)

Poundland (Willenhall)

Sainsbury’s (London)

Scratch Ltd (London)

The IGD John Sainsbury Award for Learning and Development, sponsored by Sainsbury’s

Adams Foods Ltd (Leek)

Burton’s Biscuit Company (St. Albans)

CPM UK Ltd (Thame)

Tesco Stores Ltd (Cheshunt)

The IGD Industry Award for Supply Chain Innovation, sponsored by IGD Supply Chain Analysis

ASDA Stores Ltd (Leeds)

McDonald’s UK and Martin-Brower UK (Hemel Hempstead)

NFT (Alfreton)

Norbert Dentressangle (Northampton) and Birds Eye (Lowestoft)

Tesco Stores Ltd (Cheshunt)

The IGD Industry Award for Environmental Sustainability, sponsored by Tetra Pak

Arla Foods (Leeds)

ASDA Stores Ltd (Leeds)

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (Uxbridge)

Nestlé Waters (Rickmansworth)

The Co-operative Group (Manchester)

The IGD Industry Award for Ethical Responsibility, sponsored by The Co-operative

Alara Wholefoods (London)

ASDA Stores Ltd (Leeds)

Compass Group UK & Ireland (Uxbridge)

Nestlé UK & Ireland Ltd (Gatwick)

The IGD Industry Award for Enhancing Livelihoods, sponsored by Unilever

General Mills UK (Uxbridge)

KP Snacks (Hayes)

Nisa Retail Limited (Scunthorpe)

The Co-operative Group (Manchester)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Bradford)