ScotHot’s Innovation Awards are dedicated to celebrating new products within the market

ScotHot, Scotland's leading showcase for food, drink, hospitality, retail, and tourism, is set to return to the SEC Glasgow from 8 - 9 March 2023.

A four-year hiatus and momentous changes in the industry have allowed for an influx of new products to the market since the show’s last Innovation Awards in 2019. This year’s awards present an opportunity to recognise these incredible new products and celebrate those who produce them at the showcase.

Exhibitors had the chance to enter their most innovative products within either the Food and Drink or Equipment, Design and Technology categories. These entrants will be judged by an independent panel of experts. Judges are looking for all-around excellence and products that demonstrate true innovation in response to new industry challenges.

As many of these new products will be on the floor at ScotHot this year, guests will have a chance to judge them for themselves – with the opportunity to vote for their favourite in each category through the new ScotHot event app.

Toby Wand, Managing Director of the 365 Events team behind ScotHot23, said: “The Innovation Awards are a fantastic way for us at ScotHot to recognise and celebrate some incredible products that have been launched in the last four years. It’s been a great experience so far and our expert judges have managed to narrow down some finalists from a long list of very strong competition.”

 The ScotHot’s Innovation Awards Finalists for 2023 are as follows:

Food & Drink Category:

·         Aviko - SuperCrunch Pure & Rustic

·         Belhaven Smokehouse - Belhaven Smokehouse Charcoal Smoked Salmon

·         Clootie McToot Ltd - Traditional Clootie McToot Dumpling

·         Dunnet Bay Distillers - Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition

·         Four Seasons Harvest - Mixologists Garden

·         Great Glen Charcuterie - Green Pepper Venison Salami 80g Sliced Retail Pack

·         Imaginative cuisine - Gastrodust

·         Isle of Skye Distillers - Misty Isle Cill Targhlain Gin

·         Lucent Drinks Ltd - LUXLO Spirits

·         McWhinney's Sausages LTD - McWhinney's Flamin' Hot

·         Moving Mountains Foods - Moving Mountains No Chicken Burger

·         Pantha Milk

·         Roehill Springs Distillery - Roehill Springs Honeyberry Gin

·         Wee Tea Company - Individual Wrapped Biodegradable Coffee Bags


Catering Equipment, Design & Technology Category:

·         Carpigiani – 161K

·         Hop Software – HopApp

·         Hoshizaki UK - PREMIER Series

·         Instock Group - Pro-Vent by Probionate

·         Kelsius - FoodCheck 2

·         Mechline Developments Limited - HyGenikx Air and Surface Sanitiser

·         Mico Lighting Ltd - FireBee Smart Lighting

·         Moffat Catering Equipment – Vgen

·         Nick Piercy - Blackberry Silverware Laundry

·         Orders Made Simple

·         Planglow - Aqueous Lined Cups and Lids

·         Unox - EVEREO®

·         Valentine & CuisinEquip – LightFry

·         Welbilt - Merrychef conneX®12 and Merrychef conneX®16