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Nominations Open for AHDB Awards


AHDB is currently seeking nominations of outstanding individuals for two prestigious awards, which will be presented at this year’s National Potato Industry awards at Harrogate Convention Centre on the first night of BP2019 (20 November).

This is the first time the awards will be held as part of a larger ceremony, which is being hosted by the Potato Review.

Sophie Churchill, Chair of AHDB Potatoes, said: “AHDB Potatoes continues to support the industry’s leaders in marketing, innovation, research and development, and by presenting these awards each year, it recognises the dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of those high-achievers who have made outstanding contributions to the overall GB potato industry.

“While the awards are partly about thanking them for their efforts, they also allow us to highlight the breadth of knowledge, innovation and talent this sector possesses, and the fantastic opportunities which are available to the next generation in the potato industry.

“If you know someone who has devoted much of their working life to the sector, or you are impressed by the enthusiasm and diligence demonstrated by someone with just a handful of years’ experience, then please do put their names forward, as they could be one of our winners.”

AHDB Awards

British Potato Industry Award

This is a lifetime achievement award – for those who have dedicated their career to the potato industry and whose efforts have benefited the industry significantly

Above & Beyond Award

Recipients of the ‘AHDB Potatoes – Above and beyond award’ can be at any stage of their career, but must have made a difference to the potato industry with a significant contribution (or contributions) in the last five years.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 7 October

In order to make a nomination, please visit or contact: award committee secretary, Margaret Skinner on 0131 297 7460 or email

National Potato Industry Awards

Juliet Loiselle, Editor of Potato Review, said: “We’re happy to be hosting the AHDB potato industry awards ahead of our own National Potato industry awards, which is the first of its kind.

“This is your opportunity to put forward your best people, products and projects, we urge anyone attending BP2019 to join us for what promises to be a special night.”

Entries for the first National Potato Industry Awards 2019 are now open. You can find out more information and book a table for the evening by going to