Deadline extended for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ, which organises the standout awards, said: “We’ve been getting some fantastic responses from butchers up and down the country, and we thought we’d give a little extra time to encourage some more entries into the competition.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone running a butchery business. It’s not only a chance to sit down and assess your operations, but it’s also a great chance to get some recognition for all the hard work you and your team put into running a first-rate business.

“The awards have been running for many years now and previous winners have been able to use their success in the competition to great advantage and delivered some great results for their businesses, both in terms of publicity, turnover and staff morale.”

The competition covers butcher’s shops up and down the country, with the winner in each region going head-to-head to pick out the best shop in the UK. On top of this, there are also national awards for Farm Shop of the Year, Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year, Butcher’s Plus, looking at larger operations, and the ever-popular Young Butcher of the Year.

This year will also see the continuation of last year’s new category, New Business of the Year, aimed at recognising a newly established butchery business, set up within the past two years.

The event takes place on 14 November at the Rosewood London Hotel and is sponsored by Eblex, Bpex, Weddel Swift and Harmony Farm, Lucas Ingredients, Verstegen Spices & Sauces and Tican Chilled. A drinks reception is supported by Middleton Foods.

To enter the awards contact Alex Webb on alex.webb@wrbm.com or call him on 01293 610431.

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