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Entering the IGD Awards is free and straightforward. Any company, of any size, in the food and grocery industry is eligible. 




There are four award categories to choose from. Click on the links below to find out more about each award and to start your online entry form. You can enter as many as you wish.

Business Excellence

This wide-ranging category rewards excellence across our industry. Show how you have created supply chain innovation, cutting-edge digital initiatives or an outstanding in-store experience.

Personal Achievement

Have you made a real difference in your role this year? If you’ve gone the extra mile, show how your passion has boosted your business.  


Demonstrate how your company’s commitment to people development, skills and wellbeing has brought measurable benefits to your team and the wider industry.

Sustainable Business

Has your company successfully tackled a sustainability or health challenge facing our industry and its customers? Shout about your world-class initiative. 

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  1. The IGD Awards are open to anyone who is involved in the food and grocery industry. Projects are not limited to the UK and can be global.
  2. Entries can be made independently, or as joint client/supplier submissions.
  3. Activities on which entries are based must have taken place between June 2016 and June 2017.
  4. Please ensure that the information submitted is accurate and the correct companies are credited as appropriate. IGD accepts no responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information which is then published.
  5. Entries must be made online using the official entry form for the respective award. Each category has a different form, which can be accessed from Entries will not be accepted by any other means. All questions on the category-specific entry form must be answered.
  6. If your submission requires supporting material and you are having difficulties uploading through the online entry form please email to
  7. When submitting logos, please send an eps file of the logo for the brand and entering company. We will also require hi-resolution images for printing in the awards brochure if your entry is shortlisted – we will contact you if the supplied materials are not of high enough quality for print. You give IGD permission to use the logo in relation to the IGD Awards, whether online or in printed publications.
  8. Please bear in mind that the first round of judging will be done solely on the basis of the information supplied in the category-specific entry form.
  9. You can enter as many categories as you wish. Each submission must be made using the online entry forms here. Each submission is subject to IGD's Privacy Policy.
  10. Please make sure any website access details, usernames and passwords needed for judging are supplied, that they work, and that they will continue to work until 3 October 2017.
  11. The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable. We will contact you if your submission is felt to be better placed in another category.
  12. By submitting an entry, the entrant confirms that they have read and agree with the rules of entry and understand these now apply.
  13. Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category that they are sponsoring.
  14. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them.
  15. Finalists will be confirmed w/c 3 July and this shortlist will be displayed on
  16. Winners will be announced at the IGD Awards evening at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Tuesday 3 October 2017.
  17. For further details on the judging criteria, please click here.
  18. IGD reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.


For the purposes of judging, all information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will only be viewed by the judging panels for each award. However, content from your submission may be included in the brochure distributed on the night of the awards. Any information that is commercially sensitive and which may not be used should be clearly marked ‘judges’ eyes only.’

By submitting an entry for an award, you agree to IGD using it on and in other publications including, but not limited to, case studies. However, we will always contact you before such material is published.

Cost to enter

Entering the IGD Awards is free. 

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IGD Judges

Simon Attfield, IGD Rachel Bradford, IGD Haidee Elise, IGD Ian Fish, IGD 
 Simon Attfield
Category Insight Manager
 Rachel Bradford
Nutrition and
Scientific Affairs Executive
 Haidee Elise
Head of Learning and
Development Programmes
 Ian Fish
Chief Finance Officer
Alan Hayes, IGD Hilary Hayward Vanessa Henry Steve Jones
 Alan Hayes
Sustainability & Strategy Manager
 Hilary Hayward
HR Director
Vanessa Henry
Shopper Insight Manager
Steve Jones
Head of Shopper Insight
Rupal Mathur Simon Mayhew  Fiona Miller Guy Ousey, IGD
Rupal Mathur
Shopper Insight Manager
Simon Mayhew
Online Retail Insight Manager
Fiona Miller
Head of Employability and Skills
Guy Ousey
Head of Retail Insight
Tarun Patel, IGD Toby Pickard, IGD Gavin Rothwell, IGD James Tupper, IGD
Tarun Patel
Director of Supply Chain
Toby Pickard
Senior Innovations and
Trends Analyst
Gavin Rothwell
Senior Retail Insight Manager
James Tupper
ECR Learning &
Change Manager

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2016 IGD Award winners

Congratulations to all our winners from 2016 and thank you to our sponsors. Take inspiration from their stories and find out how you can join them in 2017.

Read their stories here

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