Meat Management Industry Awards reveals winners for 2023
The Meat Management Industry Awards has announced the winners of its annual awards programme honouring the best of the British and Irish meat industries.
Held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 12th September, the awards ceremony and black-tie dinner highlighted the creativity, innovation and excellence of the UK’s meat industry.
Manufacturers, supermarkets, industry suppliers, trade organisations, catering butchers, independent retailers and outstanding individuals were amongst those recognised across a total of 20 awards.
Comedian and host of this year’s ceremony Mark Watson presented winners with their trophies and certificates.
The coveted Excellence Award title went to Bill Jermey, chairman of the Institute of Meat. This prestigious award goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution the British meat industry. Jermey’s contribution to training and education within the sector is immense, making him an industry stalwart and worthy winner of this accolade.
Another of the night’s most prestigious awards, Young Manager of the Year, was won by Grace Walker of Warrendale Wagyu.
Pilgrim’s UK was named Meat Manufacturer of the Year, and Waitrose was voted Supermarket / Multiple Meat Retailer of the Year. Britain’s Best Butchers Shop went to Giglis Butchers situated in Lytham St Annes.
The 2023 winners in full are:
The Catering Butcher Award – Fairfax Meadow
Best Trade Organisation – Worshipful Company of Butchers
Best Online Business – Swaledale Butchers: https://swaledale.co.uk
Best Equipment/Machinery Supplier – Reiser (UK) Ltd
Training Scheme of the Year – ABP Talent Academy – Graduate Scheme
Young Manager of the Year – Grace Walker – Warrendale Wagyu
Britain’s Best Butcher’s Shop – Giglis Butchers, Lytham St Annes
Supermarket/Multiple Meat Retailer of the Year – Waitrose
Britain’s Best Sausage – Booker Blackgate Signature 18 Premium Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages – Finnebrogue
Britain’s Best Burger – M&S Collection British 2 Wagyu Burgers – Linden Foods
Britain’s Best Meat Pie – Steak & Stilton Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd
Best Bacon Product – Lidl Birchwood 200g Smoked Honeycure Medallions – Honeyvale Foods Ltd
Best Free From Product – Pork & Cracked Black Pepper Burgers – Edwards, The Welsh Butcher
Best Poultry Product – Morrisons Breaded Buttermilk Chicken Mini Fillets – Cranswick
Best Beef Product – Waitrose No.1 British Dry Aged Bone-In Sirloin of Beef – Dovecote Park
Best Pork/Pigmeat Product – Tesco Finest Korean Inspired Butterflied Pork Shoulder Joint – Pilgrim’s UK
Best Lamb Product – ASDA Extra Special Lamb Chump Joint with Garlic, Sea Salt & Black Pepper – Dunbia
Best Red Meat Product – Waitrose No.1 British Dry Aged Bone-In Sirloin of Beef – Dovecote Park
Manufacturer of the Year – Pilgrim’s UK
The Meat Management Excellence Award – Bill Jermey, Chairman Institute of Meat (IoM)
Keep an eye out for the October edition of Meat Management published in print and online for the full run-down of the winners and finalists, plus the highly commended products.
A terrific night of celebration
Graham Yandell, publisher of Meat Management magazine, commented: “Once again, we’ve had a terrific night of celebration at this year’s Meat Management Industry Awards. It’s one of the biggest nights in the meat industry calendar and the success of this evening really proves why that is the case.”
He added: “I would like to thank everyone who participated once again this year, and also give a massive thank you to our valued partners who support these awards. We’ll see you all next year!”
Thank you to the official 2023 Awards partners:
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