Meat Management Industry Awards raises £4,300 for BDCI

Meat Management Industry Awards raises £4,300 for BDCI

The Meat Management Industry Awards, which took place on Wednesday 28th June at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, raised net proceeds of £4,300 for the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI).

BDCI raffle winner Freddy Creedon of Simpsons Butchers with Miles Jupp and WCB master Stuart Thompson.

The BDCI is a charity which offers support for those who work or have worked in the meat industry and have fallen on hard times.

The Meat Management Industry Awards, hosted by Yandell Publishing, took place to reward the best of the best companies and individuals working in the meat sector. In addition to presenting 20 awards on the night – ranging from Britain’s Best Butcher’s Shop to Manufacturer of the Year, the awards encouraged guests to participate in a raffle to raise funds for the charity.

There were 43 tables at the black tie awards ceremony and it has been confirmed that the net proceeds raised from the charity raffle came to £4,300.

Julien Pursglove (c), is the BDCI festival chairman and winner of this year’s Excellence Award.

Winners in the raffle draw received hampers of champagne. The winners were Jon Thorner of Jon Thorners Ltd, Freddie Creedon of Gary Simpson and Jonathan Shepherd of Yorkshire Wagyu.

Julien Pursglove, BDCI festival chairman and the recipient of this year’s coveted Excellence Award at the event, commented: “The Meat Management awards evening for me was a very enjoyable event at the Hilton Metropole Hotel last Wednesday. It brought together under one roof key players of the meat industry, to celebrate quality products and to recognise significant achievements across our industry.

“One of the highlights for me was that the proceeds of the raffle were kindly donated to the BDCI charity, which will go towards helping those persons from our industry who are in need of assistance. As festival chairman I would like to express my thanks to Meat Management and Yandell Publishing in particular and to all those present on the night for their support.”

Graham Yandell, publisher of Meat Management, added: “At a time where we enjoyed great hospitality and a most enjoyable business event I think it appropriate that we remember those that are less fortunate than ourselves. As always the generosity of the meat industry is outstanding and raising so much money for this great charity was a great result.”

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