Bees Knees Awards 2019 – Best Food and Drink Business


Food and drink is a key growth sector for Inverclyde in both the Food and Drink Tourism and Manufacturing sectors. As a result, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce is delighted to add this new award to the 2019 awards and new businesses to the Bee’s Knees.

Our judges acknowledge an extensive number of Inverclyde businesses are food related, including restaurants, cafes, bars, take-away and street food. There is also a developing food and drink sector including manufacturing, packaging, farming, research and development and ultimately Inverclyde produce. This award is open to all types of food related businesses.

The judging panel is looking for a business that has been operating successfully for at least one year.

Businesses should be able to demonstrate:

  • A background to the company and its products;
  • Its defined markets and customers;
  • Successes to date; and
  • Passion for their business.


  • Clear business goals and objectives;
  • A present and future marketing strategy;
  • Quality of end products and Return on Investment;
  • Customer Focus; and
  • Innovative products/ideas for the business that will ensure future growth for the business.

May Show

  • Profitability
  • A demonstration of some social and corporate responsibility eg. Volunteering, Fundraising, Community Engagement
  • Staff training


  • The Start- Up Drinks Lab
  • Toninos Pizzeria
  • New Chocolate Company

For more details about the Gala Dinner and to book your place(s) click on book below.

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce
Room 5, Victoria House,
5 East Blackhall Street,
PA15 1HD
01475 806824
07534 196253

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