Kevin Keegan to host 2021 meat industry awards ceremony

Kevin Keegan to host 2021 meat industry awards ceremony

Kevin Keegan OBE, the former England and Liverpool footballer and manager of England, is to host the Meat Management Meat Industry Awards ceremony this year, which takes place on 9th September at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole near the NEC.

With a sparkling career that included time at Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle, Kevin also captained England for six years until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup. As a manager, Kevin Keegan was in charge at Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester City and of course, England.

He began his football career in 1968 at Scunthorpe United, making his debut as a 17-year-old.

Kevin moved from Scunthorpe to Liverpool in 1971 and went on to win three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, the FA Cup and the European Cup during his six years at the club. From Liverpool, Kevin joined Hamburger SV and secured further honours, winning the Bundesliga title and reaching the European Cup final.

Voted European Footballer of the Year in both 1978 and 1979, his return to UK football came at Southampton where he spent two seasons before joining Newcastle United of the Second Division, helping them gain promotion and finally retiring as a player in 1984. He was capped 63 times for England, scoring 21 international goals.

Having recently written an entertaining and revealing autobiography, he is now one of the most compelling and inspirational speakers on the circuit.

The Meat Management Meat Industry Awards ceremony is expected to sell out.

Publisher of Meat Management magazine Graham Yandell commented: “I know that Kevin is a much sought after speaker and will be great value for our guests. Whether you are a football fan or not, I know everyone will enjoy hearing Kevin and for me, working with such an iconic figure, it is just brilliant.

“After such a challenging period over the last 18 months, we want to stage an awards ceremony that is going to be a first class event, reflecting the first class industry we serve. Frankly, we also need to have some fun!

“Having attended the product judging recently at the Regional Food Academy, I can see that we have a fantastic range of entries and I also know voting has been particularly high this year. It bodes well for a night of celebration when the industry meets together at the biggest occasion of its type to celebrate the best of the best on 9th September. It will actually be the first physical ceremony since 2019, so we expect a sell-out evening. The simple message from me is book now!”

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Event date is subject to 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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