The shortlist for Bord Bia’s biennial Food and Drink awards have been announced, with 24 companies being recognised for their excellence across a variety of categories.

The overall winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Wednesday, 29th November in the RDS Concert Hall, to be hosted by Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan.

The companies, which represent the most progressive, ambitious and forward-looking in Ireland’s food and drink industry, have been shortlisted in seven categories including: Branding; Consumer Insight; Digital Marketing; Entrepreneurial; Export; Innovation; and Sustainability.

A record number of submissions were received by Bord Bia which were then adjudicated by a team of seven independent judges with experience in business, global markets, media, marketing, and sustainability.

An additional sustainability award will be announced for one of the following companies who have demonstrated outstanding impact from a specific project. These include: Sam Dennigan; Monaghan Mushrooms; and Butlers Chocolate.

For information on the full shortlist, visit www.bordbia.ie/awards.

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