Finalists of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards revealed

The judging is complete and Meat Trades Journal can now reveal the finalists in the 2015 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ, said: “There were some brilliants entries into the competition this year, and we’ve had a difficult task in drawing up our shortlist of finalists.

“This competition attracts entries from some of the best businesses in the sector, and this year was no different. Judges were impressed with the standards across the board.

The Meat & Poultry Processing Awards showcases the best in the industry and will take place at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester on 26 February 2015. The event is being sponsored by Eblex, Multivac, Reiser, Sealed Air and Bizerba, while the drinks reception is sponsored by Marel and entertainment on the night is sponsored by Systems Integration.

To book your place at these exciting awards, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593, or email her on

For more information on the awards, visit

The finalists for the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards are:

Environmental Initiative of the Year    
• Cranswick
• HG Blake

Exporter of the Year    
• ABP Lamb Yetminster
• C&K Meats
• Wicks Manor

Product Developer of the Year    
• Dawn Meats
• Moy Park
• Walker & Son

Plant Manager of the Year    
• Andrew Irwin, Karro Food Group
• John Tynan, Karro Food Group
• Martin Luke, Dalehead Goods; A Division of Tulip

Young Processor of the Year    
• Amy Poole, North Country Quality Foods
• Charlotte Minns, Dalehead Foods
• Sarah Savage, Finnebrogue 

Small Processing Business of the Year    
• Kezie Food
• McIntyre Meats
• The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company

Processing Business of the Year    
• John Sheppard Butchers
• Tulip
• Walker & Son

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