Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2024

Take part in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2024

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If you are a food and drink business in the Highlands and Islands, we couldn’t recommend highly enough what the HIFAD awards can do for you.
Yvonne Crook, Good Highland Food, 2023 HIFAD Ambassador of Year and Awards Steering Committee member
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Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2024

The Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards (HIFDA) are back for 2024. Now in its 19th year, the Awards encourage food and drink businesses to be innovative, forward thinking and collaborative and celebrate their excellence and achievement.  

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Food and drink businesses from the region produce a wide range of high-quality products, which have a strong competitive advantage associated to place, people and provenance.  

These awards are an established firm favourite in the industry calendar and there is a real opportunity to capitalise on this event and engage with a wider range of producers and operators in the sector.

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 1 November 2024 in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

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Sponsorship packages

Investing your support in the Awards offers you a number of opportunities for: 

  • connecting with businesses and producers 
  • raising the profile of your organisation and/or brand 
  • the chance to meet and network with a targeted food and drink audience of 300 at the Awards dinner.

Sponsorship packages are now available.

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If you wish to secure a sponsorship package, please review the sponsorship agreement and complete the online form below.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact crystal.mackay@hient.co.uk

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