We have a number of opportunities for sponsors and partners to support the Guild's activities, such as our prestigious annual Awards.  

Sponsors benefit from association with the Guild, the UK’s professional association of food writers and broadcasters. Our 450+ members have a huge influence on the British food scene and are serious about their responsibility as intelligent and knowledgeable opinion formers. 

We welcome support for a variety of areas of the Guild’s work which enables us to host more events and keep the cost to members low. We endeavour to find sponsors whose expertise and reputation will be as much of an asset as their financial support. 

Some of the key opportunities are summarised below and details of the sponsorship benefits are available on request (please email the Guild administrator Jonathan Woods jonathan@gfw.co.uk). 


Awards Sponsorship

Lead sponsor

Tenderstem® is Lead sponsors of the Guild of Food Writers Awards from 2017-2020.


Category sponsors

There are opportunities for brands to sponsor each award category (13 awards in 2018). Currently, we have opportunities for sponsors for these categories at the 2018 Awards which take place on 18 June at Opera Holland Park:

  • British Food Award
  • Campaigning and Investigative Food Work Award
  • First Book Award
  • Inspiration Award 

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these categories please contact: Jonathan Woods jonathan@gfw.co.uk.


Our confirmed 2018 sponsors are:

  • Cookery Book Award - Sponsored by California Walnuts
  • Cookery Writing Award - Sponsored by Gold Top
  • Food and Travel Award - Sponsored by Tebay Services and Gloucester Services
  • Food Blog Award - Sponsored by Satellite PR
  • Food Book Award - Sponsored by Milk & More 
  • Food Broadcast Award - Norwegian Seafood Council
  • Food Magazine or Section Award - Sponsored by Lakeland
  • Food Writing Award - Sponsored by Thermapen® 
  • Restaurant Writing Award - Sponsored by Food NI and Hannan Meats 

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Write It

Write It is the Guild’s competition for young food writers. The competition encourages children from three age groups (10 and under, 11–14 and 15–18) to capture one of their favourite food experiences on the page. Write It was established in 2008 and has seen prestigious names from the Guild’s membership judge entries from more than 1,000 aspiring food writers. Write It has been sponsored by Pink Lady® since 2017.



We are happy to discuss ideas for sponsorship of other Guild activities or to send you a list of all the opportunities still available for the current year. If we can help you please email the Guild administrator Jonathan Woods jonathan@gfw.co.uk.