Winning the Innovation Award

Winning the Innovation Award

The third annual Wales Food and Drink Awards were held at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, showcasing small start-ups through to established companies who have become household names.

More than 300 entries were received for the awards, with more than 400 guests attending the ceremony.

We are incredibly honoured to have Monarchs Crisps win the Innovation Award at the Wales Food and Drink Awards!
Bringing new ideas to the market is never easy but seeing the positive impact your hard work brings is truly rewarding. We are extremely grateful to every one of our customers for believing in us and choosing to support our business.

Bob Clark of Itch Investors chaired the judging panel. He said:

“We heard from so many founders with such fire and passion for their business, no doubt some burgeoning dragons of the future and inspiring to see.

“I would like to congratulate all who entered and in particular those who made it to the finals, as the quality of the entries this year was amazing. They certainly didn’t make judging easy and there were some lively debates choosing the winners.”

The Wales Food and Drink Awards were supported by headline sponsor Castell Howell Foods, one of the UK’s leading independent food wholesalers.

Martin Jones from Castell Howell said:

“The Welsh food sector is not only a vital part of our economy but is also integral to our social structure. That's why it was a natural decision for us to continue supporting an event that honours businesses that have demonstrated exceptional performance, particularly in an industry facing numerous challenges.”

The awards were sponsored and supported by; Asda, Itch Investors, BIC Innovation, Cambrian Training, Cywain, Food Innovation Wales, FDF Cymru, Hugh James, Pembrokeshire Creamery, Shirgar, Food and Drink Skills Wales, Swansea University, Kilsby Williams, Stills, and Academii.

We want to use this opportunity to thank the entire team at Food Centre Wales and BIC Innovation Ltd. You are a key part of our success and Cymru is lucky to have you.
Diolch yn fawr iawn to all the wonderful people who helped us be here today and llongyfarchiadau to all the winners and finalists!

This year’s finalists can be found online at:

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