We welcome opportunities to work with brands who would like to connect with our members and audience. As the UK’s only professional association of food writers, we are uniquely placed to help you reach the country’s leading food writers, journalists and broadcasters.

Partnership will give you the opportunity to raise your brand profile and build meaningful relationships with our 500+ members and wider network who have a huge influence on the British food scene and are serious about their responsibility as intelligent and knowledgeable opinion formers. 

We have a number of opportunities for sponsors and partners to support the Guild's activities throughout the year including our prestigious annual Awards. 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.

If you would like more information about sponsorship of the Guild of Food Writers please email the Guild administrator Henry Mackley admin@gfw.co.uk and we would be pleased to discuss your objectives.


Awards Sponsorship

The Guild of Food Writers is the UK’s professional association of food writers and broadcasters and the annual Awards are one of the highest accolades in food media. They celebrate the very best in professional food writing, broadcasting and publishing. The event is attended by 300 guests and in previous years included Rick Stein Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Nigella Lawson, and Yotam Ottolenghi.


Lead sponsor

Lead sponsorship of our prestigious annual awards, held in London in June, gives your brand the highest level of exposure and opportunity to engage with 300 award nominees, Guild members and influencers.  Previous sponsors have included Tenderstem® and Quality Meat Scotland. We aim to secure a three year partnership for Lead Sponsorship and are open to discussions about sponsorship for 2020-2022 to include our major celebration of our 25th Awards in 2022.

If you are interested in discussing opportunities please contact Henry Mackley admin@gfw.co.uk. 


Category sponsors

We offer sponsorship of 13 awards categories with exclusivity in your sector. Each year we receive hundreds of entries from the country’s top food writers, journalists and broadcasters. Sponsors are invited to the Awards to celebrate with the shortlistees, judges and winners and benefit from branding and recognition in all Awards communications throughout the year.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these categories please contact: Henry Mackley admin@gfw.co.uk.


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 opportunities still available for the current year. To register your interest, please email the Guild administrator Henry Mackley admin@gfw.co.uk.