About the Awards

The Food & Beverage Wholesale and Distribution Awards (FBWDA) is a new business recognition programme for Cash & Carry Operators, Wholesalers and Distributors working across the food and beverage sector in Ireland.

The awards ceremony will take place at a black-tie gala dinner on the 19th of March at Croke Park, Dublin.

This programme has been developed by the team behind The National Procurement Awards, and The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards - each are long established professional events.

To get a quick overview of our award activity and expertise, please visit our Irish Times communications page. All shortlisted finalists and award winners will receive national coverage via The Irish Times Online, Communications Partner to The Food & Beverage Wholesale and Distribution Awards.

Apart from the above national award programmes we have also founded a further 30 award programmes, meetings and events across a diverse range of business sectors:

Entertainment & Leisure | Science & Technology | Pharmachem | Life Sciences | Media & Marketing | Sustainability | Legal & Finance | Construction | Agribusiness | Aviation | Marine | Property Development | Architecture | Fit Out | Facilities Management

Over 12,000 senior business executives attend these events annually.

Our awards are supported by 70% of Ireland’s Top 1000 companies.

Objectives of the award programme

The objective of these awards is to recognise the contribution the sector makes to the economy and to highlight the achievements of the high-performance people and companies who populate the sector.

Their efforts are central to the Irish retail food and beverage industry both in Ireland and often in overseas markets as well. This in turn drives massive employment and multi-billion Euro commercial activity in the Irish economy overall.

As a sector it is pivotal to continued economic prosperity and deserves recognition accordingly.


It is free to enter our awards and the judging process will be overseen by an independent panel of experts drawn from the trade, academia and other stakeholder groups.

To find out how you can make a submission please contact our Entry Team Leaders.

These Awards offer a unique opportunity for Cash & Carry, Wholesale and Distributors to benchmark their work, generate national recognition and to network with peers on the awards night.

For all enquiries, contact our team.

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The Food & Beverage Wholesale and Distribution Awards 2019/2020.

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