This is a lifetime award, presented to an individual, company or organisation who the judges consider deserves recognition for the contribution made to the industry. Nominations should state simply who should be considered for the award and why. This award will only be presented when the judges feel it is merited.

This award aims to recognise those suppliers who are developing/sourcing new equipment, products and ingredients for use by manufacturers or restaurant/delivery businesses. The judges will be looking for innovative ideas which can positively benefit the market.

All pizza restaurant chains will be considered for this award. The award will be given to the pizza restaurant chain (a business with 10 or more restaurant sites) which is shown by research to have been the most successful in the year maintaining growth and customer loyalty. For the purposes of the awards, a pizza restaurant is defined as one where pizza forms the main focus of the business.

This award aims to recognise the independent operators (businesses with up to five stores) who are successfully driving their businesses in the delivery/takeaway sector. Gold awards will be presented to a maximum of six regional winners with a platinum award given to the one considered exceptional.

This award aims to recognize the small chain operators, (businesses with five to 20 stores) who are successfully driving the delivery/takeaway sector. All entries must have a minimum hygiene rating of five. All small chain delivery operators are considered for this award but entries are encouraged.

To recognise successful marketing and promotional initiatives by businesses operating in the UK pizza, pasta and Italian food industry. This award is open to all those involved in the market, including suppliers and the judges seek to identify initiatives that have been used to achieve specifc strategic goals.

With the food industry generally under the spotlight in terms of the recyclability of packaging, food waste and sustainability, this award aims to recognise those businesses and individuals in the pizza, pasta and Italian food industry who are leading the way in this area.