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COVID-19 Crisis Response Award

COVID-19 Crisis Response Award

Over the last year, Ireland’s food and beverage producers have rapidly had to shift to build new capabilities and ways of working that deliver continued value to customers, partners, and shareholders.


This award will recognise and reward the most effective and outstanding initiatives created/developed by a food and beverage producers in Ireland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Judges would like to see clear examples of innovation and excellence, particularly in relation to manufacturing, supply chain, and sustainability.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for clear information backed up by facts that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.


  • Challenges faced: Please briefly outline the implications of COVID-19 on your operations as well as your sustainable food/beverage production strategy.

  • Initiatives: Please describe the initiatives your company has taken over the past 12 months to strengthen your health & safety systems, supply chains, your operations as a manufacturer, and why you think they were exceptional.

  • Sustainability: Please describe the initiatives your company has taken over the past 12 months to move closer to your sustainability goals.

  • Innovation: Please include details of any unique efforts or processes arising out of the current COVID-19 pandemic that have been deployed.

  • Outcomes & Results: Summarise the outcomes of these efforts. Please include facts and figures to back up your claims. Please also elaborate on how your efforts will help to future-proof your business.

  • Include any other facts or statements that you feel are relevant to support the entry.

  1. Visit our 'HOW TO ENTER' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide.

  2. Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

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