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HCC launches Welsh Butcher of the Year competition

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has begun its search for the 2017 Welsh Butcher of the Year.

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition. 

WorldSkills butchery competition adds two new heat venues

The WorldSkills Butchery UK Competition has added two new heats this year for butchers to participate in.

And the winner of National Butchers’ Week innovation contest is...

Gordon’s Butchers and Fine Foods has been named the winner of our National Butchers’ Week innovation competition. 

National Butchers’ Week: an opportunity for growth

Butchers should use National Butchers’ Week as a springboard for training staff. 

York Gild of Butchers names Apprentice Butcher of the Year

A Leeds City College student has been named as the Apprentice Butcher of the Year 2016 by the York Gild of Butchers. 

Puréety launches Ultimate Sauce Bursts innovation

Puréety Gourmet Flavours has launched a new range of flavourings that it believes will revolutionise the sector.

Pork pie crowned Supreme Champion at British Pie Awards

A Melton Mowbray pork pie won the British Pie Awards, organisers announced on 10 March. 

Voting open for National Butchers’ Week innovation contest

To kick off National Butchers’ Week 2017, we’ve invited butchers from across the land to submit their new products. 

BBQ contest deadline now

Butchers must pre-register today (10 March) to stand a chance of winning the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders’ (NFMFT’s) National BBQ Competition, which is taking place on Wednesday 15 March.

Swansea family butcher lives on

A Swansea-based butcher is sticking to family tradition by keeping Hugh Phillips Butchers alive. 

Butcher seeks compensation over road closure

A Lincolnshire butcher is seeking compensation after the closure of a road led to a decrease in sales.

Meat & Poultry Processing Award 2017 winners unveiled

Cotswolds-based Jesse Smith Butchers & W.J. Castle was crowned Processor of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017. 

Finalists announced for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The finalists for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 have been unveiled. 

Butcher invests £2.25m to add wholesale division

Award-winning West Country butcher Malcolm Pyne is developing a wholesale arm to his butchery shop business by investing £2.25 million in a new purpose-built butchery and storage plant near the site of a proposed huge park-and-ride scheme for workers constructing the Somerset nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C. 

Eastleigh butcher wins Hampshire Fare crown

Eastleigh butcher’s LJ Smith scooped the Supreme Champion award at Hampshire Fare’s The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition, for the second year in a row.

Institute of Meat names top apprentice

Samuel Deighton was named Champion Meat Apprentice of The Year at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) annual prize-giving on 21 February. 

Butchers on National Minimum Wage underpayment list

Two butchers have been ‘named and shamed’ by HMRC for not paying workers the correct National Minimum Wage (NMW). 

Liverpool butcher fined thousands for mice and dirt

A halal butcher must pay more than £4,500 for seven food safety violations, according to a verdict delivered by Liverpool Magistrates Court.

NFMFT roadshow and barbecue competition announced

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) is to stage a one-day show and barbecue competition. 

Romantic Brits planned £6bn Valentine’s Day spend

UK consumers were set to splash out £6 billion on Valentine’s Day, with slap-up meals topping the bill, and a quarter of those who were planning to stay in set to cook steak.

Herdwick lamb back in Booths

Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season. 

New chicken fillet and thigh range launched by Dalziel

Retail butcher specialist Dalziel has teamed up with Netherlands’ poultry processor Vriesekoop to launch its own premium quality chicken brand. 

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.

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