Annual Awards

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

  • Master’s Medal – for exceptional service to the fruit industry
  • Fruit Culture Award – recognising a substantial contribution to the fruit industry through communicating skills and/or by technology transfer
  • Fruiterers Management Award – recognising the progressive and innovative skills of a manager currently working within fruit growing
  • Craftsman Award – recognising conspicuous craftsmanship or exercise of practical skills in fruit growing
  • Fruiterers Under-30 Award – recognising a person of 30 years of age or younger who is making a significant contribution to the sector by advancing or improving the business in which they work

The Company also promotes 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:
    • The most meritorious exhibit of dessert apples
    • The most meritorious exhibit of culinary apples
    • 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 The Company also sponsors the Orchard Pavilion at the Malvern Autumn Show and presents the prize to the maker of the winning People’s Choice Perry

Fruiterers Fact:

The Company’s Arms have been the same since 1476, although they were re-confirmed by Letters Patent from the College of Arms in 1979.