Winners crowned at Smithfield Awards
Feb08

Winners crowned at Smithfield Awards

Hosted by broadcaster and food expert, Nigel Barden, the Q Guild of Butchers’ annual Smithfield Awards took place yesterday (7th February) at Stationers’ Hall, London. The Smithfield Awards have been running for more than three decades and are widely regarded as one of the meat and independent retailing trade’s most high profile and challenging product evaluation events. The top winner of the day – the Supreme Champion – was announced...

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Women In Meat Industry Awards gathers pace on special anniversary day
Feb06

Women In Meat Industry Awards gathers pace on special anniversary day

On the day of the 100th anniversary celebrating when women first got the vote in the UK, YPL Exhibitions & Events, organisers of the new Women In Meat Industry Awards, have confirmed two more category partners have joined the initiative, and that celebrity chef Lesley Waters is to co-host the black tie dinner and Awards evening in London on 16th November. RSPCA Assured has taken up the retail category partnership, whilst Proseal...

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Partners join new Women In Meat Industry Awards initiative
Jan29

Partners join new Women In Meat Industry Awards initiative

A number of partners have quickly committed to the Women In Meat Industry Awards following news that the industry has responded extremely positively to the new initiative. Both the Ladies in Pigs (LIPS) and Ladies in Beef (LIBS) organisations have given the scheme a vote of confidence and will be endorsing the new Awards, which culminate in a five star black tie dinner in London on Friday 16th November. Also announced is that the...

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Meat Management editor receives Freedom of The City
Jan16

Meat Management editor receives Freedom of The City

Meat Management editor Emily Ansell Elfer received the Freedom of the City of London on Friday 12th January. Emily, who is also the editor of sister publication Food Management Today, was granted the honour ahead of being clothed as a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. The ceremony took place at the Chamberlain’s Court within London’s Guildhall and was conducted by clerk to the Chamberlain, Craig Murray. Emily was asked...

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Nigel Barden to host Q Guild Smithfield Awards
Dec01

Nigel Barden to host Q Guild Smithfield Awards

Broadcaster and food expert, Nigel Barden, has been announced as host of the Q Guild’s annual Smithfield Awards. Run by the Q Guild of Butchers, the awards have been running for 30 years and will take place on 7th February 2018 at a luncheon at Stationers’ Hall in London. Barden is a food and drink broadcaster, who takes part weekly in Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 show, attracting audiences of over seven million. He has previously worked with...

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UK Sausage Week judge Claire Holland interviewed on BBC Radio 2
Nov02

UK Sausage Week judge Claire Holland interviewed on BBC Radio 2

UK Sausage Week awards judge Claire Holland was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 yesterday (1st November) in celebration of sausages. Broadcaster Chris Evans talked to Claire, who is also general manager of the Q Guild, on day three of UK Sausage Week about her role as a professional sausage taster and tester. Evans asked Claire what constitutes an excellent sausage and she replied: “It has to be well filled, it has to look appealing on the...

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