NI meat company scoops top prize at Great Taste Award

A Northern Irish meat company which scooped the top prize at the Great Taste Awards has won a catering contract to supply upmarket London retailer, Fortnum and Masons.

From January, Hannan Meats will supply Fortnum's restaurant and catering operations with a premium dry-aged beef meat, which it produces in a special Himalayan Salt Chamber in its processing plant in Moira. 

The deal, which was agreed by Fortnum and Mason’s trading director Simon Burdess and Hannan Meats managing director Peter Hannan, builds on an existing  business relationship. The meat company has supplied the shop's Food Hall with its award winning Moyallon Guanciale since winning the Supreme Champion Award at the UK Great Taste Awards in September.

Peter Hannan said he was delighted to have secured the "business alliance", which he described as "tremendously encouraging".

He said: “While we will start supplying premium quality meat aged in our unique Himalayan salt chamber in January, we launched our alliance with Fortnum and Mason last week by purchasing some exceptional beef from Northern Ireland farmers at Allam’s traditional Christmas Show in Belfast. This will be used in the London store."

“It’s also immensely important for our farm suppliers who provide consistently high quality Glenarm Shorthorn and European Angus cattle as part of an arrangement which ensures them good returns for animals.”

Hannan Meats employs 30 people at its processing plant at Moira.

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