The sixteenth year of the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards are well underway, with entries closing soon for some of the most hotly contested categories; Booker Young Chef of the Year, Whitco Chef of the Year, Booker Gastro Pub of the Year, Community Café, Restaurant and World Cuisine Restaurant of the Year.Recognising and celebrating excellence in the sector’s brilliant people, places and produce, the competition for these popular categories grows bigger each year, as hospitality professionals from all around the county recognise just how much winning can mean, to even the most established chef, café, pub or restaurant.Rachel Mallows MBE,...

Enter early and win two free tickets to the hottest event in Northamptonshire – the 2024 NNBN Awards.The NNBN Awards, which in 2023 attracted more than 180 award submissions to its 12 categories, is back. This year the organisers, who have expanded their awards to 14 categories, want to encourage Northamptonshire organisations to enter early. The incentive is to win two free tickets to the awards, set to take place on Friday 4th October.This prize, worth £180,  is being provided by one of the award’s headline sponsors – local PR and marketing company Pilkington Communications.Pilkington Communications Director Jessica Pilkington explained:...

Following the re-launch of the Rose of Northamptonshire Awards in 2023, Northamptonshire Community Foundation have again partnered with the North and West Northamptonshire Unitary Authorities to open nominations for the Rose of Northamptonshire Awards 2024.    The awards recognise Northamptonshire’s community heroes, those who go above and beyond for their neighbours. Local residents can submit their nomination by completing a short form on the Northamptonshire Community Foundation website - https://www.ncf.uk.com/our-work/rose-of-northamptonshire-awards     This awards initiative is supported by Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant James Saunders Watson, who said: “I am really delighted to be launching the Rose of Northamptonshire Awards 2024. These awards were first conceived when we...

The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards are back for a sixteenth year of shining a spotlight on local culinary excellence. Recognising and celebrating the county’s brilliant people, places and producers, the Awards fly the flag for buying and supporting local, and as spending pressures continue, that support for independent and local is more important than ever.With a sensational set of sponsors, and eighteen categories, this year’s Awards are a toast to all that is great about the county’s experiences, produce and drink; a reward for those who work so hard locally – rising to not insignificant challenges facing the...

A successful awards event first launched last year to celebrate Northamptonshire businesses, charities and organisations is back – with organisers announcing a larger venue, new categories and more sponsorship opportunities for 2024.The NNBN Awards, which in 2023 attracted more than 180 award submissions to its 12 categories, is once again being supported by generous event sponsor Wilson Browne Solicitors.Inspiring individuals, environmental projects, charities, start-ups, tourist attractions and established businesses in Northamptonshire entered the NNBN Awards in 2023 and are being invited to do the same this year.The 2024 NNBN Awards website will go live with category information on April 1st,...

BHVA (Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts Limited), a beacon of wellbeing and artistic innovation, has been celebrating with businesses across Northamptonshire at the recent Northamptonshire Business Awards and NNBN Awards. The creative arts coaching company has won two awards, underpinning its commitment to business growth and positive community impact.BHVA was crowned ‘Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year’ at the NNBN Business Awards, held at Kettering Park Hotel. This prestigious accolade recognises the company's unwavering dedication to promoting wellbeing through the arts within many different settings throughout Kettering and Northamptonshire.Director Lindsey Atkins said "We may be small, but we are...

LEADING asbestos management consultancy Acorn Analytical Services Northampton was named West Northamptonshire Business of the Year at the prestigious Northamptonshire Business Awards.The company, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has recently moved into new offices at Northampton’s Moulton Park, was presented with the award at the annual event, which celebrates the achievements of the county’s business community.It has been a remarkable year for the company, which gives businesses, charities and individuals the support they need to manage asbestos safely. It also campaigns for changes in the law around the management of asbestos which has been banned in...

Last night marked a momentous occasion as the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2023 unfolded in grandeur at the Northampton Town Centre Hotel. Sponsored by Headline Sponsors Wilson Browne Solicitors, this event brought together businesses in Northamptonshire, honouring their achievements, innovation, and contributions to the local economy in the Awards organised by the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and superbly hosted by MC for the evening John Griff DL.The awards ceremony shone a spotlight on businesses across various categories, recognising their excellence and dedication. Among the prestigious winners was Trilogy Active, announced as the Charity of the Year, a testament to their outstanding...

Vulcan Works, a serviced workspace hub for startup businesses in Northampton, has won an award for innovation at the Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards (NBEAs).West Northamptonshire Council and the Vulcan Works centre management team were jointly presented with the Innovation Award for the innovative but sympathetic renovation of derelict council buildings to create an incubation space for startup businesses in the creative and digital industries – sectors that were identified in data as important, growing sectors in Northamptonshire.The £14 million construction project was also a finalist in the Land and Development Award category, which recognises a construction project that has had...

Past and present students at Northampton College were the stars of the show at a top awards night, landing a total of six trophies between them.The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards took place at the Royal & Derngate theatre on Wednesday, November 1 – celebrating the producers, artisans, chefs and restaurateurs who have catapulted the county’s hospitality and catering sector into one of the best in the country.Northampton College curriculum manager for culinary arts, hospitality, travel and tourism, Phil Martin was given the Patron’s Award in recognition of his services to the sector.He said: “Winning this award was a...

With Northamptonshire’s growing success in the Food & Drink sector this year, there has been probably the toughest competition yet when it comes to finding winners across all 19 categories at the awards.  Celebrating our ‘Community’, local ‘Champions’ and ‘Culinary’ expertise, Stuart Branch, Chief People and Digital Officer for Weetabix, said, Weetabix is delighted to be headline sponsor for the fourth year running, especially as aspects of sustainability are included in every category. Sustainability is in our DNA at Weetabix and so important to our local communities, our customers, and our consumers. We are delighted that this ethos is shared...