2023 MM Industry Awards finalists exclusively revealed

2023 MM Industry Awards finalists exclusively revealed

The Meat Management Industry Awards ceremony and black-tie dinner returns on Tuesday evening 12th September, taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, nearby to the NEC.

The annual initiative is the biggest event in the UK meat trade calendar and attracts a wide range of guests from across all sectors of the meat industry.

This year’s finalists are confirmed as follows:

The Catering Butcher Award:

HH Jackson Ltd – The Catering Butcher

H&M Meats

Aubrey Allen Ltd

CMB Foods

Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Fairfax Meadow

Best Trade Organisation:   

Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS)

Bord Bia

International Meat Trade Association (IMTA)

Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB)

British Meat Processors Association (BMPA)

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Best Online Business:

Cranstons Butcher & Maker: https://cranstons.net/

Rendalls Traditional Scottish Butcher: https://www.onlinebutcher.co.uk  

Blackwells Butchers: https://blackwells-butchers.com

Simpsons Butchers: https://gsimpsonbutchers.co.uk

The Gourmet Butcher: https://the-gourmet-butcher.wales

Swaledale Butchers: https://swaledale.co.uk

Best Equipment / Machinery Supplier:

Handtmann Ltd


Reiser (UK) Ltd



Interfood Technology Ltd

Training Scheme of the Year:

Ftc – Butchers Trailblazer Apprentice Scheme

ABP Talent Academy – Graduate Scheme

Cranswick plc – General Graduate Programme

Pilgrim’s Food Masters – Food Masters Graduate Programme

M.E.A.T. (Ipswich) Meat Skills Training School

Craft Skills Scotland – Meat & Poultry Processing

Young Manager of the Year:

Mia Tamburrini – Raise The Steaks Butchers

Simon Cundell – The British Premium Sausage Company

Ira Collier – Dales Traditional Butchers

Grace Walker – Warrendale Wagyu

Britain’s Best Butchers Shop:

The Catering Butcher – HH Jackson Ltd (Stoke)

Ellisons Butchers (Bradford)

Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd (Alfreton, Derbyshire)

Gigli’s Butchers, (Lytham St Annes)

Supermarket / Multiple Meat Retailer of the Year:





Marks & Spencer




Britain’s Best Sausage:

Porky Whites Surrey Sausage – Porky Whites Ltd

Morrisons The Best Gourmet Collection Cheese & Jalapeno Hot Dogs – Morrisons PLC

Musk’s Colman’s Mustard Sausage – Musk’s of Newmarket

Pork and Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Sausage – The British Premium Sausage Company

Kennedy’s Ribble Valley Pork Sausage – Kennedy’s Artisan Butchers

Blackgate Signature 18 Premium Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages – Booker

Britain’s Best Burger:

M&S Collection British 2 Wagyu Burgers – Linden Foods

Blackgate Signature 6 Ultimate Wagyu Burgers – Booker

ASDA Extra Special 4 Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Beef Burgers – ABP

Caramelised Red Onion Pork Burgers – Edwards, The Welsh Butcher

Finnebrogue Wagyu Burgers – Finnebrogue Artisan

Co-op Irresistible Hereford Rib and Brisket Smoked Burger – Dunbia

Britain’s Best Meat Pie:

Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie – Ginger Butchers

Marks & Spencer Slow Cooked Beef & Red Wine Pie – Linden Foods

Steak & Stilton Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Steak, Stout & Cheddar Pie – The Country Victualler

Great British Breakfast Pork Pie – Martin Thomas Butchers

St George’s Steak & Ale Pie – Lidgate Butchers

Best Bacon Product:

Lidl Birchwood 200g Smoked Honeycure Medallions – Honeyvale Foods Ltd

Aldi Specially Selected Scottish Streaky Smoked Bacon

Wicks Manor Dry Cured Smoked Back Bacon

Morrisons The Best Air Dried Unsmoked Back Bacon – Morrisons Plc

6 Thick Rashers Oak Smoked Dry Cured Bacon – Edwards, The Welsh Butcher

Heck 6 Smoked Bacon Rashers – Heck Bacon

Best Free From Product:

Pork & Cracked Black Pepper Burgers – Edwards, The Welsh Butcher

Musk’s Gluten and Dairy Free Sausage – Musk’s of Newmarket

Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie – Lidgate Butchers

Gluten Free Pork Sausages – County Foods Ltd

Oakpark Low Fat Black Pudding – Honeyvale Foods Ltd

Co-op Irresistible Pork and Caramelised Onion Sausage – Pilgrim’s UK

Best Poultry Product:

Morrisons The Best Butter Basted Roast Chicken Crown with Streaky Bacon & Panettone Stuffing – Cranswick

Aldi Specially Selected Sourdough Breaded Wild Garlic & Jersey Butter Chicken Kievs 2 pack

Chicken Lattice – Alderson Butchers and Pie House

Confit Turkey Thigh – Kelly Turkey Farms Ltd

Eversfield Organic Whole Chicken

Morrisons Breaded Buttermilk Chicken Mini Fillets – Cranswick

Best Beef Product:

M&S Collection Bone-In Porterhouse Sirloin Steak with Garlic and Herb Butter – Dunbia

Iceland Luxury Sirloin Roasting Joint – Dunbia

M&S Collection Wagyu Sirloin Steak – Linden Foods

Prumplestown Estate 28 Day Dry Aged Sirloin Steak – Buitelaar Group

Waitrose No.1.British Dry Aged Bone-In Sirloin of Beef – Dovecote Park

Wagyu Denver Steak – Warrendale Wagyu

Best Pork / Pigmeat Product:

Tesco Finest Korean Inspired Butterflied Pork Shoulder Joint – Pilgrim’s UK

Gloucestershire Old Spot Tomapork – Taste Tradition Ltd

Morrisons Butchers On Market Street Slow Cooked Cola Gammon Shank – Cranswick Convenience Foods

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Soft Set Scotch Eggs – Pilgrim’s UK

Blackgate Signature Triple Smoked Half Horseshoe Gammon Joint – Booker

Antibiotic Free Shoulder of Manx Pork – Isle of Man Meat Company

Best Lamb Product:

Waitrose Slow Cooked Lamb Kleftico – Pilgrim’s UK

3 Bone French Trim Rack of Lamb – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

ASDA Extra Special Lamb Chump Joint with Garlic, Sea Salt & Black Pepper – Dunbia

Shoulder of Native Manx Loaghtan Lamb – Isle of Man Meat Company

French Trimmed Rack of Lamb – Eversfield Organic

Iceland New Zealand Whole Leg of Lamb – Dunbia

Best Red Meat Product:

The overall Red Meat winner and runners up are taken from the pork, beef and lamb categories.

Manufacturer of the Year:


Linden Foods

Samworth Brothers

Cranswick plc

Pilgrim’s UK


The Excellence Award:

The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

Lead organiser of the event, Sharon Yandell commented: “It is exciting to announce all the finalists but of course the winners are not pre-informed and will only find out if they have won on the night at the ceremony.

“The other secret is the winner of the coveted Excellence Award. In previous year’s we have announced four finalists and then a winner. However, we have decided to announce an outright winner only as from this year and that will only happen exclusively at the ceremony on 12th September.

“What I can say is that the recipient is yet another worthy winner of this prized accolade, so we are looking forward to the announcement on the night.

“It is our pleasure, as the UK’s primary meat trade media, to bring the industry together for a unique night of networking and positivity at the award presentations, and we are all really looking forward to a great occasion.”

For more information about this year’s event or to book tickets and tables click here.

Thank you to the official 2023 partners:

Event date and venue availability is subject to any ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.

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