Awards presented Triennially

Ridley Medal - for distinguished services to fruit growing

Lewis Award - for distinguished service to the Marketing of Fresh Fruit

Matthew Mack Award - for distinguished achievements in education, training and innovation within the fruit growing industry

Awards presented Annually

These awards recognise outstanding contributions to the fruit sector and include:

Fruit Culture Award – In recognition of a substantial contribution to the fruit industry through communication skills or the transfer of technology e.g. fruit manager, lecturer, advisor or consultant.

Fruiterers Management Award – In recognition of the progressive and innovative skills of the ever increasing number of good managers working within the fruit industry.

Recipients can be a soft or top fruit manager or both.

• Craftsman's Award – In recognition of conspicuous and the exercise of practical skills in fruit growing e.g. orchard craftsmanship.

Fruiterers Under-30 Award – To a person who has made a mark in horticultural studies, made a career in the fruit industry and reached management level.

When renamed in 2017, eligibility was restricted to those under 30 years of age.

Trophies, Medals and Prizes

The Company promotes and rewards excellence by sponsoring a number of trophies, medals and prizes.

The Supreme Champion Cider Cup – presented each year to the maker of the Supreme Champion Cider at the Royal Bath and West Show

• Medals are awarded at the National Fruit Show for:

o The most meritorious exhibit of dessert apples;

o The most meritorious exhibit of culinary apples;

o The most meritorious exhibit of pears

• Prizes for the Most Meritorious Exhibit are also awarded at The Kent County Show for:

The best in class for both cherries and soft fruit

• The Best Amateur Fruit Growers are recognised at the RHS Autumn Show where a Diploma is awarded for:

The best collection of apples and best collection of pears.

• The Fruiterers Cup is awarded to:

The best in-show marmalade at the International Marmalade Festival

To contact the Awards Council, please email: