Previously known as the Overall Operator Of The Year Award, this award recognises major contribution to the industry.

The previous winners are:

  • 2018 Peter Boizot - PizzaExpress
  • 2017 Carnevale
  • 2016 Richard Harrow - Freiberger
  • 2015 John Lucas - Managing Director of Stateside Foods
  • 2014 Ian Ritchie - Dawn Farm Foods
  • 2013 Jamie Oliver
  • 2012 Simone Lavarini, Spaghetti House
  • 2011 Alan Rogers, formerly Sales Director with Glanbia Cheese, now retired
  • 2010 Ian Kent, Stateside Foods
  • 2009 David Page, Clapham House Group
  • 2008 Asda Deli Programme
  • 2007 Pizza Hut UK
  • 2006 Stephen Hemsley, Chief Executive, Domino’s Pizza
  • 2005 Jim Winship, Director of the Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association
  • 2004 Virginia Lopalco, Pasta Reale
  • 2003 Peter Gross, founder of The Gourmet Pizza Company