Yorkshire butcher Brindon Addy elected as new Q Guild chairman

The Q Guild of Butchers has elected Yorkshire butcher Brindon Addy as its new chairman.

Addy has been involved with the Guild for more than 13 years, and has been North East chairman as well as national vice-chair since 2010. He is taking over from Philip Cranston.

The Guild, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, promotes the highest standards of traditional butchery skills, with a strong emphasis on quality, innovation, and award-winning meat products. To become a member, butchers have to go through a stringent independent audit to ensure that their business adheres to the quality and hygiene standards set by the Guild.

Addy said that he was immensely proud and honoured to be appointed and thanked the members who elected him.

He said: “The Q Guild has played a major role in the success of my business over the last decade. The unique network and infrastructure it provides has proved invaluable. The open exchange of advice and ideas between like-minded business owners has helped me build Addy’s butchers into the business it is today.”

Philip Cranston said: “Brindon has taken an active role in the Guild over the last few years. His appointment is well-deserved. His passion for quality meat and the craftsmanship he demonstrates through his own business underpins all that the Q Guild stands for. He is a valuable asset to the organisation.”

Addy started working in the meat industry at the age of 11 when he joined a local butcher’s shop as a Saturday boy. He went on to study meat technology at Thomas Danby college and then spent time as a trainee manager at a local bacon factory. He opened J Brindon Addy Butcher’s  in Holmfirth in 1993.

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