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SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TO WIN

Winning at the Food Business Africa Industry Excellence Awards is a great way to stand out from the crowd, and to bring your team together.

Nothing brings a team together better than winning!! And everyone wants to be part of a winning team!!

Submission of entries begins January 5, 2018.

The awards ceremony takes place on April 27, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya

The countries eligible for the 2018 edition of the awards are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda

The following are the award categories at the Food Business Africa Industry Excellence Awards.

AWARDS CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

INDIVIDUAL AWARD CATEGORIES 

Industry Champion Award Awarded to individuals who have over the years impacted the greater industry in a major and positive way as an investor, manager, Government official, NGO/development organisation manager. This award is similar to a Lifetime Achievement Award
Person of the Year Award Awarded to an individual who has over the last year made important contributions to the growth of the industry and to unlocking challenges faced by the industry through their investments, entrepreneurship, excellence, advocacy and other critical contributions.
Young Person of the Year Award Awarded to a young executive with less than 5 years in the industry who has demonstrated great potential and ability to achieve more in his future career in his/her role in the industry.

SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD CATEGORIES 

Food Business Africa Company of the Year This is the most coveted award at this Awards ceremony. The Food Business Africa Company of the Year Award is given to the company that has demonstrated all-round excellence in its operations from the entire food and beverage, milling and feed industry in the region. The winner of this category is chosen from the winners of the various sector leadership award categories listed below.
Dairy Company of the Year The dairy company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process dairy products including milk, yoghurt, ice cream, etc
Milling Company of the Year

The milling company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process branded milled products for consumer markets including wheat, rice, maize, sorghum flours, grains and legumes, breakfast cereals etc

Bakery & Snack Company of the Year

The bakery and snacks company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process branded bakery products including bread, biscuits, snacks, cakes etc.

Chilled & Fresh Produce Company of the Year The chilled and fresh products companythat demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process/pack fruits and vegetables, etc.
Meat, Poultry & Fish Company of the Year The meat products company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process/pack meat, poultry and fish products. 
Beverages Company of the Year  The beverages processing company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process/pack alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage products including water, beer, soda, spirits, wines, ready-to-drink beverages, juices etc.
Sugar & Confectionery Manufacturer of the Year The sugar and confectionery products company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process/pack sugar, candy, gums and other sugar-based products.
Processed Foods Company of the Year  The processed foods company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to companies that process/pack fats and oils, dry powders, savoury powders, nuts, oilseeds and other food products 
Animal Feeds Company of the Year The animal nutrition company that demonstrates the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to processors of animal feed and pet food products
Retailer/Supermarket of the Year The retail company that has demonstrate the most outstanding excellence in its innovations, operations, QSHE, sustainability, marketing and people management. Open to retailers/supermarkets with operations in the region.

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORIES

Dairy Product of the Year The most outstanding new dairy product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Milled Product of the Year The most outstanding new milled product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health 
Bakery & Snack Product of the Year The most outstanding new bakery and snack product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Alcoholic Beverage Product of the Year The most outstanding new alcoholic beverage product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Soft Beverage Product of the Year The most outstanding new soft beverage product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Meat, Poultry & Fish Product of the Year The most outstanding new meat, poultry and fish product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Chilled & Fresh Product of the Year The most outstanding new chilled and fresh product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Sugar & Confectionery Product of the Year The most outstanding new sugar and confectionery product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health
Processed Food Product of the Year The most outstanding new processed food product introduced in the last one year with a focus on packaging, application of ingredients, consumer focus, nutrition and health

INDUSTRY INITIATIVES AWARD CATEGORIES

Most Outstanding Packaging of the Year The company with the most outstanding package (in terms of design, user-friendliness, environmental impact, cost effectiveness, attraction) used in a new product launched in the last year.
Most Innovative Company of the Year The company with the most number of new products with innovative application of ingredients in the last year.
Quality, Safety, Health & Environment (QSHE) Company of the Year The company that demonstrates greatest improvement in the adoption of improvement tools that lead to industry-leading resilient and safe operations in the quality, safety, health and environmental aspects of its operations
Supply Chain Initiative Company of the Year The company that has adopted new and innovative supply chain strategies in the sourcing of raw materials and distribution of end-products, with a particular focus on systems that reduce cost, complexity and environmental impact
Training Programme  of the Year The company that has introduced the most outstanding and impactful training programme that improves the human resource capability of operations, with a focus on well-defined programs that target improved employee engagement, performance, safety and health. 
Sustainability Initiative Company of the Year (Water Management) The company that has designed and executed viable sustainability programmes with demonstratable impact on its operations, with a focus on water management.
Sustainability Initiative Company of the Year (Energy Management) The company that has designed and executed viable sustainability programmes with demonstratable impact on its operations, with a focus on energy management.
Sustainability Initiative Company of the Year (Environmental Management) The company that has designed and executed viable sustainability programmes with demonstratable impact on its operations, with a focus on the environment.
Operational Excellence Company of the Year The company that has streamlined its plant operations with a focus on reducing costs and complexity while delivering demonstratable benefits to the bottom line of the organisation
Marketing (including Social Media) Company of the Year The company that has designed and delivered a unique marketing campaign that elicits positive consumer response and which delivers on the company's bottomline - and remains etched on the consumer's hearts and minds. 

PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORIES

Dairy Industry Project of the Year The dairy company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Milling Industry Project of the Year The milling company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Bakery & Snack Industry Project of the Year The bakery and snacks company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Chilled & Fresh Industry Project of the Year The company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Meat, Poultry & Fish Industry Project of the Year The company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Beverages Industry Project of the Year The beverages company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Sugar & Confectionery Industry Project of the Year The sugar/confectionery company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Processed Foods Industry Project of the Year The processed foods company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry
Animal Feeds Industry Project of the Year The animal feeds company that has recently commissioned a new manufacturing facility or factory extension which stands out from the rest for its adoption of new technology and impact on the company's performance and the broader industry