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ESSNawards: inaugural sports nutrition awards launched by ESSNA


The inaugural European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards, the ESSNawards, have been launched. Taking in a variety of award categories, the new awards are designed to ‘honour the best and brightest from the sports nutrition industry across Europe and celebrate the sector’s expansion and prosperity’.

Award categories
Best sports nutrition product
Gamechanger product
Best sports nutrition ad
Most sustainable product
Most innovative product
Best ‘free from’ product
Best consumer awareness project
Best targeted product – women
Best targeted product – 50+
Best sports nutrition website

The ESSNawards are being delivered by the Whitehouse Consultancy in partnership with the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). The awards aim to give brands, organisations and ambassadors active in the sports nutrition industry an opportunity to gain recognition for their contributions to the sector.

ESSNawards has ten award categories, for which entries are open from today, into which sports nutrition companies across Europe can submit their products and campaigns.

Following submissions, there will be a judging and shortlisting process carried out by an ‘independent panel of esteemed judges with diverse backgrounds from across the industry’. The winners, who will be able to profile themselves as leading, responsible and forward-looking sports nutrition businesses in Europe, will be revealed at an awards ceremony set to take place on 6th December 2019 at the prestigious Kia Oval in London.

The ceremony will bring together key stakeholders to network and exchange ideas about recent developments and challenges affecting the industry. Hosted by ESSNA chair Adam Carey, the event ‘promises to be an unforgettable day for sports nutrition professionals and organisations’.

Chris Whitehouse, Chairman and Managing Director of The Whitehouse Consultancy said “Having worked with the sports nutrition industry for the last 16 years and having both witnessed first-hand and been part of its unparalleled growth, we are extremely excited to be delivering the inaugural ESSNawards.

“This is an industry that has worked incredibly hard to get to where it is today and deserves to be given a chance to showcase its successes. We look forward to learning more about the remarkable companies who have really exemplified the industrious, innovative and entrepreneurial nature of the sports nutrition sector in Europe.”

Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA said “The sports nutrition industry has grown significantly in recent years; and today the typical consumer is significantly more conscious of responsible consumption of sports nutrition products and the health benefits of physical activity and improved diets. Sports nutrition is no longer limited to athletes and bodybuilders and has become mainstream and a lifestyle choice for the average individual.

“For an industry that has seen so much growth, it makes perfect sense that an awards ceremony should be in place to honour its best and finest players. We are extremely excited to be working alongside The Whitehouse Consultancy to deliver this all-important framework for recognising the monumental achievements of our industry, and we very much look forward to an unforgettable day on 6th December to celebrate the excellence, innovation and originality of sports nutrition businesses.”

Supporter and sponsorship opportunities for the ESSNawards are also available, allowing organisations to enhance their profile, communicate to their target audience and interact with sports nutrition professionals including nutritionists, journalists, practitioners and sportspeople.


  • 2 July 2019 – Launch & opening of entry submission
  • 12 August 2019- Deadline for early bird submissions
  • 9 September 2019 – Deadline for standard submissions
  • 14 October 2019 – Deadline judging for category shortlist
  • 18 October 2019 – Announcement of shortlist
  • 2 December 2019 – Deadline judging for category winners
  • 6 December 2019 – European Specialist Sports Nutrition awards ceremony and announcement of winners



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