Bpex goes back on the road

Bpex has announced the dates of its 2012-2013 Regional Roadshow and Product Excellence Events, which will visit seven regional venues to reward the best of British pork products.

Running from September 2012 to March 2013, each event will see a team of judges assess products and give gold, silver and bronze awards to those that stand out. This year, the product evaluation has been expanded to feature 10 categories, with pork burgers, black pudding and offal products and pork ready meals categories added to the existing sausage, pork pie and bacon categories.

Category champions will be selected from the gold award-winning products and one will be crowned overall champion for the region. The overall winners will then compete at the national awards at Butchers’ Hall in London on 5 June 2013.

Bpex butchery and product development manager, Keith Fisher, said: “We are delighted to embark on our ninth season of roadshows. They continue to be a real highlight to our calendar, giving the industry a chance to network and, of course, rewarding butchers whose pork products stand out in terms of quality, excellence and innovation.

“The results of the last tour were impressive, with some 1,500 products evaluated. An immense amount of press coverage was generated for the award-winners, who tell us that it has an immediate and positive impact on sales. We look forward to continuing this throughout 2012 and into 2013.”

For more details and entry forms see http://porkforbutchers.bpex.org.uk.

The 2012-2013 tour dates are:

19 September 2012:    EAST OF ENGLAND    Norfolk Showground, Norwich
10 October 2012:    SOUTH WEST    Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter
31 October 2012:    NORTH WEST    Reebok Stadium, Bolton
29 November 2012:    EAST MIDLANDS    Newark Showground, Newark
30 January 2013:    NORTH EAST    Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
20 February 2013:    WEST MIDLANDS    Three Counties Showground, Malvern
20 March 2013:    SOUTH OF ENGLAND    South of England Showground, Ardingly


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