Butchery Excellence Scheme could save members thousands

A Northern Irish food consulting firm has launched a new scheme for butchers, which aims to help them save up to £2,000.

The Butchery Excellence Scheme from Aughnacloy-based Montgomery Food Consulting will help companies keep on top of legislation while promoting innovation and training. Montgomery said the scheme would save butchers “thousands of pounds” a year.

“In addition to saving members thousands of pounds annually on training and adhering to legislation, members of the Butchery Excellence Scheme have access to the Montgomery Innovation Kitchen and Butchery Excellence Training Centre, which was developed to cater for butchers’ product innovation and skills training,” said the company.

The scheme has been made possible through a £250,000 investment in the company, following growth of 500% since 2010, Montgomery reported. Managing director Rhonda Montgomery explained: “I established Montgomery Food Consulting in 2010 and since then, the business has grown rapidly.

“We’ve worked with Invest NI over the past couple of years, and the help, support and financial assistance offered has been invaluable. In particular, the small business loan has helped us to fast-track our expansion and avail of current growth opportunities. Ulster Bank has also been of great support during the past few years of exceptional growth.”

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