The finalists for 2022’s Food and Drinks Heroes have been announced! With a whopping 700 entries this year alone, it was hardly slim pickings amongst the variety of inspirational and talented entrepreneurs who submitted their applications. Despite the tough task, an especially talented selection of entrepreneurs have been chosen as finalists for this year’s awards in each individual category.
To address the ever-growing interest in the awards, even more categories, such as Street Food Entrepreneur of the Year and Producer of the Year were created to give a larger number of talented entrepreneurs a vehicle to communicate their brands and astonishing personal experiences.
The selected finalists have told touching tales that are sure to impress and inspire. Despite coming from an assortment of categories in the food and drink industry, finalists all seem to have two things in common, an admirable entrepreneurial spirit and an astonishing set of achievements, by not only themselves, but also their brands.
Francesca James, founder of Food and Drink Heroes, said: “The line-up of finalists is nothing short of impressive. I’m more than pleased to see even more entrepreneurs being given the chance to share their story. It’ll be a tough task for the judges to select the winners from such an impressive list of talent, but I have no doubt that this year’s finalists are some of the best businesses we’ve seen yet and will be recognised as such.”
Here are our 2022 finalists:
Alcoholic Drink Entrepreneur Of the Year
Animal Food Entrepreneur of the Year
Baked Goods Entrepreneur of the Year
Confectionary Entrepreneur of the Year
Export Entrepreneur of the Year
Health Entrepreneur of the Year
Hospitality Entrepreneur of the Year
Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year
Non-Alcoholic Entrepreneur of the Year
Food Service Entrepreneur of the Year
Producer of the Year
Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year
Street Food Entrepreneur of the Year
Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year