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Premier Young Butcher shortlist revealed

This year’s nine butchers shortlisted for the Premier Young Butcher 2017 have been named. 

Butcher fined thousands after worker slashes hand

A butcher’s has been fined after a worker suffered deep lacerations to one of his hands when working.

Cumbrian butchers to stock local specialist breed

Cranstons Quality Butchers is offering shoppers the chance to sample the distinctive taste of Lake District Herdwick Lamb. 

Puréety introduces fresh flavours to coatings and glazes

Puréety has added six new flavours to its coating and glaze tubs range. 

Sainsbury’s Master Butcher appointed BDCI festival chair

Sainsbury’s Master Butcher Julien Pursglove has been appointed as the new festival chairman of the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI). 

Butchers encouraged to utilise cash support schemes in uncertain times

The butchery sector has been advised to make the most of financial support systems amidst Brexit. 

Welsh butcher steaks out future in the United States

Award-winning butcher Peter Rushforth has made the journey to the United States in search of international specialist skills. 

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

London butcher H G Walters picked up a hat-trick of accolades at this year’s Q Guild Smithfield Awards. 

Call for the UK’s best butchers to show off world-class skills

The hunt is on once again to find the most skilled butcher in the country. 

Innovation ‘key to success’ for National Butchers’ Week 2017

As we enter February, we’re now just over a month away from National Butchers’ Week and we want to make sure you know all you need to about the event. 

Book your place at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Time is running out to book your place among the greats as the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017 is fast approaching. 

Paul Cadman appointed to Institute for Apprenticeships board

The Food and Drink Training and Education Council (FTC) has announced that Paul Cadman is to sit on the board of the new Institute for Apprenticeships. 

Butcher’s Shop of The Year hosts book signing

Butcher’s Shop of The Year 2016 winner Walter Rose & Son hosted a book signing on 20 January by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, a regular customer of the business.

Record run-up to Burns Night for Scottish butcher

Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher, a family business based out of Perthshire that prides itself on its renowned haggis, is celebrating record-breaking sales for its expanded haggis range in the run-up to Burns Night. 

Future of Isle of Man Meats plant to be decided

The Isle of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) is to discuss the future of a meat plant on the island. 

Farmison & Co. sees festive revenue growth

Online butchery business, Farmison & Co. experienced a rise of 67% year-on-year for its December ecommerce revenue. 

Meat traceability application delivers consumer confidence

Goldhill Organics has become the first meat box supplier to utilise the Followthisfood traceability application. 

Theft butchers receive suspended sentences

The two employees at the centre of a theft scam at a London butcher’s have been given suspended sentences and community service. 

McAtamney’s expands customer reach by acquiring property

Hunters Butcher Shop in Limavady, Northern Ireland, has been acquired by K&G McAtamney’s.

Q Guild countdown for Smithfield Awards

With almost 600 product entrants this year, the Q Guild is preparing for a record Smithfield Awards. 

Uruguay aims to build on meat trade with UK following EU exit

Uruguay is keen to grow a two-way meat trade with the UK post-Brexit, according to a speech given at January’s Worshipful Company of Butchers lunch in London. 

Masterclass launched by Northern Irish butcher

Corries, a prominent butcher in Northern Ireland, has introduced a Butcher Masterclass initiative. 

Leonards develops new butchery seasoning ranges

Leonards has launched two new ranges of seasonings for the retail and catering sectors. 

Renowned Cheshire butcher dies

Third-generation Cheshire butcher John Vernon has died at the age of 82. 

Crawshaw Group turnaround continues following strong Christmas period

The Crawshaw Group has reported a strong festive period, with sales and footfall rising. 

Nicholls Meats taking legal advice over food alert

Norfolk-based butcher’s Nicholls Meats Ltd is to seek legal advice on the actions of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and a supplier, centring on a consumer warning issued on the FSA's website concerning certain pork products. 

Get involved with National Butchers' Week 2017

The most important week of the butchery calendar is back. National Butchers’ Week 2017 will take place on 13-19 March and we’re already gearing up to make this the biggest and most creative year ever.

Butchers warned of staff theft

A butcher whose staff stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from him in an intricate scam has warned other businesses to be vigilant against employee theft. 

Diamond awards for Scotch butchers in pastry competition

Six butchers have been awarded Diamond status in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Product Awards 2017. 

Butchers experience strong festive sales, despite fears

Customers sidelined their worries over Brexit and warnings of a grim 2017 to spend, spend, spend over the recent festive season. 

Ireland joins the World Butchers’ Challenge

Ireland has become the fifth team to join the World Butchers’ Challenge, with preparations already underway to encourage participants. 

Reaseheath College offers new butchery apprenticeship

Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become the first training provider in the north west to offer employer-focused qualifications for butchery apprentices. 

Festive theft warning issued to meat retailers

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has urged butchers and farm shops to be cautious during the festive period. 

Welsh butchers report larger focus on provenance

More and more consumers care about where their food comes from, according to Welsh independent butchers. 

Appleton’s to open new Boroughbridge shop

Independent butcher’s Appleton’s is to open a new shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. 

Past Master Roy Seeman passes away, aged 83

The industry is saddened to learn of the passing of Roy Seeman, past Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. 

YouTube butcher reaches subscription milestone

A butcher who has gained a following for his butchery videos has received an award and certificate from YouTube, where his videos are aired, in recognition of him reaching 100,000 subscribers. 

Devro helps butcher break sausage world record

Casings company Devro recently linked up with UK butcher Tim Brown of ‘Brown’s the Lancashire Haggis Company’ to attempt the Guinness World Record for the total number of sausages filled and linked in one minute. 

Dunbia chiefs receive lifetime achievement award

Jim and Jack Dobson, owners of meat processors Dunbia, were the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the UTV Businesses Eye Awards in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. 

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Crawshaws returns to value offering sales growth

The Crawshaw Group’s change in pricing and range has paid dividends for the butchery chain, with a sales and footfall increase. 

Butchers encouraged to embrace mini makeovers

AHDB Beef & Lamb is highlighting to butchers how beneficial it can be to undergo a mini makeover. 

Ireland to host World Butchers' Challenge 2018

Butchery Excellence Ireland’s bid to host the World Butchers’ Challenge in 2018 has been accepted.

Scottish Federation of Meat Traders elects new leader

Butchers in Scotland should focus on providing convenience options, according to the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association’s (SFMTA) new president. 

Welsh butcher adds WorldSkills medal to trophy cabinet

Twenty-one-year-old Peter Rushforth took home the gold medal at the WorldSkills butchery competition on Saturday, 19 November 2016.

ABP UK backs Level 2 Trailblazer scheme

ABP UK has started 29 new apprentices on its ‘Process Butcher’ pathway through the Level 2 Butchery Trailblazer Apprenticeship. 

Top young butchers gather for WorldSkills Butchery final

Six of the nation’s best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final. 

Walter Rose & Son wins Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016

After years of being a finalist, Wiltshire-based Walter Rose & Son has scooped the top prize of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016. 

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards signs up regal judge

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh signed up to the judging panel for the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards. 

Q Guild website gets makeover to improve member experience

The Butchers Q Guild website – www.qguild.co.uk – has been given a complete makeover in an effort to better serve its 120 members. 

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