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The team at Etherington's Pasties in Cornwall have been awarded with a SALSA accreditation
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Etherington’s Pasties awarded national food-safety standard

Cornish-based Etherington’s Pasties has been awarded with a Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) accreditation. 

Butchery’s best to gather at Foodex 2016

The nation’s best young butchery talent is to be showcased at this year’s Foodex.

Chadwick will be hitting the screens in the US
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British butcher makes waves across the pond

A Balham-based butcher has been chosen as the face of the Premier League in the US. 

The Ginger Pig expands empire

Butchery chain the Ginger Pig is set to open its eighth butcher’s shop in London, after securing a site in Wanstead High Street, North East London.

(l-r) Aran Pearson, Kay Badley and Lee Evans from G N Badley & Sons have been celebrating 40 years in the butchery business
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Shropshire butcher celebrates 40th anniversary in style

G N Badley & Sons in Telford, Shropshire, experienced a boom in sales during the last month after reaching a landmark anniversary.

Dicksons Pork Butchers grows operating profit, looks to the future

Butchery chain Dicksons experienced solid growth for the financial year ended 30 June 2015. Overall turnover for the business grew by 12.74%, leading to an increased operating profit of 14.48%. 

Northern Irish butchers dominate burger and sausage competition

The first All-Ireland Sausage and Burger Championships for family butchery businesses saw seven out of the 12 categories won by Northern Irish Butchers. 

The team at Hopetoun Butchery are among the butchery finalists at the Farm Shop & Deli Show
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Butcher finalists prepare for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The five butchers’ shops that have been announced as finalists in the butchery category at the 2016 Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been busy finalising preparations. The winner will be announced on Monday 18 April, in conjunction with Foodex. 

Meat Business Women announce third networking event

Meat Business Women, the networking group for women working in the UK meat industry, is to host its third event next month in London. 

(l-r) Tom Wood, Michael Dufton, Gary Raeburn, Maurice Stephenson, Damon Buckingham and Gary Simpson making up Team GB
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World Butchers’ Challenge Team GB announced

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge have been unveiled. 

Event chairman Neil Lloyd with Brady Bowman and sponsor James Ludgate
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Livestock industry’s young talent showcased

More than 140 young farmers between the ages of eight and 24 demonstrated their abilities at the National Young Stars from 23-24 March at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. 

Mark Turnbull of the Q Guild said he's looking forward to the launch of "inventive and inspirational" new products
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Q Guild launches new initiative

The Q Guild has launched a new ‘Product of the Month’ initiative. 

Butchery Trailblazer Scheme launches in London

The government-backed Butchery Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme was officially launched in London on 22 March, marking what the Institute of Meat called “a new era” in butchery. 

Support urged for Great British Beef Week

The British beef industry has been called on to help educate consumers about getting the most out of beef products. 

Support urged for Great British Beef Week

The British beef industry has been called on to help educate consumers about getting the most out of beef products.

West Country butcher launches premium beef range

A West Country premium catering butcher has launched a new range of Quality Standard Mark (QSM) West Country PGI beef for chefs to assure consumers of provenance and guaranteed eating quality. 

Meat industry mourns death

Ian Galloway, chairman of Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef, has died after a short illness, at the age of 75. 

Gareth Wood from Cheerbrook Farm Shop won the Farm Butcher of the Year competition
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Cheshire lad named best farm shop butcher

A nationwide competition has crowned its 2016 Farm Butcher of the Year champion. 

Crawshaws creates 40 new job opportunities

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaws has revealed plans to open two new shops in Warrington and Widnes in mid-April, leading to 40 new jobs. 

National Butchers’ Week hailed as the best yet

Butchers up and down the country last week took advantage of National Butchers’ Week by showcasing what makes them special. 

Marcus Harrison, Adrian Livesey's Butchers
Marcus Harrison from Adrian Livesey's Butchers has been named Britain's sexiest butcher
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Britain’s sexiest butcher revealed

Twenty-two-year-old Marcus Harrison from Adrian Livesey’s Butchers in Preston has been named as Britain’s sexiest butcher. 

Elsie Yardley of Priors Hall Farm, Essex is one of the finalists in the competition
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Finalists announced for Premier Young Butcher competition

Eight of the best young butchers in the land will battle it out at the Foodex event in Birmingham next month to decide the title of Premier Young Butcher 2016.

Business apologises for gammon labelling error

A Welsh food business has apologised for a labelling error that misled customers about the origin of gammon. 

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers. 

L to R Jonathan Shepherd Matthew Machin and Jono Cooper
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North Yorkshire farm shop gets new butchery counter

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop at Gate Helmsley in York has incorporated a new butchery counter with the help of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company. 

Award-winning butcher puts the Bang Bang into bangers

Wiltshire-based butcher Walter Rose & Son is celebrating local boxing champion with a specially designed sausage. 

Scotch Crème Eggs make welcome return for Southport butcher

A Southport butcher is making the most the Easter period by reintroducing Scotch Crème Eggs for the third year. 

Trailblazer scheme ready to blast off

The Butchery Trailblazer Scheme is set to be officially launched at an event later this month. 

Independent butchers deliver £2.3bn turnover

Independent butchers delivered £2.3bn in turnover and £555m in gross added value in England alone in 2015, according to the latest figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Cumbria pasty beats the pies in awards

An unlikely winner has been crowned at this year’s British Pie Awards. 

Butchery WorldSkills competition returns for second year

The search to find the UK’s most talented butcher is back. Now in its second year, the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition hopes to discover the cream of the British butchery industry. 

NFMFT calls for beefing up of food fraud penalties

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) has said the government should impose stricter penalties on those caught selling illegal meat, as a nationwide crack-down on food crime gets underway. 

Leeds City College celebrates women in the butchery industry

To commemorate International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March), Leeds City College celebrated the success of women in the butchery industry, by showcasing the skilled women who study with the institution. 

Getting to know Walter Rose & Son

Meat Trades Journal talks to Walter Rose & Son, an award-winning retail and catering butchers with a long history.

The B Smith Packaging team has been welcomed as the Q Guild's newest corporate members
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B Smith Packaging awarded Q Guild corporate membership

Worcester-based B Smith Packaging is the latest to be awarded corporate membership to the national Butchers Q Guild. 

Young butcher recruited for wagyu business

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has welcomed 22-year-old Aaron Marshall to the new position of butcher at the company’s on-farm butchery unit. 

Corries launches new Himalayan salt product

Northern Irish meat business Corries has developed a Himalayan salt product for cooking at home. 

Seventh heaven for Tebay Services’ apprenticeship scheme

A butchery apprenticeship scheme based at motorway service station Tebay Services has successfully trained up seven young butchers over the past seven years. 

Top young butchers to learn new international techniques

Premier Young Butcher 2015 Lucy Crawshaw and competition runner-up Joe Smith will learn ‘cutting edge’ techniques from ‘Dutch Masters’ at the World famous SVO specialist Butchery training school in Best, Holland ahead of the International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany in May. 

Yitzchok Kleerekoper is set to open new kosher butcher, Pulkele in Edgware, north London
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Edgware welcomes new kosher butcher

The Jewish community of Edgware, north London, is set to get a new kosher butcher arriving on Mowbray Parade imminently, thanks to Australian-born Yitzchok Kleerekoper. 

Tulip seeks next generation of butchers

One of the UK’s leading food companies, Tulip, is searching for the next generation of butchers, engineers and technical specialists to join what it claims to be its ‘industry-leading’ apprenticeship programme. 

Walter Rose & Son have entered a sponsorship deal with boxer Nick Blackwell (right)
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Award-winning butcher teams up with local boxing champion

Meat Trades Journal’s 2015 Butcher’s Shop of the Year winners for the South of England, Walter Rose & Son, has entered a sponsorship deal with local professional boxer Nick Blackwell. 

Interfood to offer BladeStop through new butchery division

Interfood has been appointed as the sole distributor of BladeStop in the UK and Ireland as part of its new butchery division. 

Alfresco Chef is new corporate member of Q Guild

Barbecue equipment supplier Alfresco Chef has been awarded corporate membership of the Butchers Q Guild. 

Butchers win Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award

Two Scottish butchers have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award. 

New tax system requires digital records

Butchers have been advised to be ready for changes to the tax system that will require them to keep digital records.

Fresh to Store teams with Alf Turner

Fresh to Store, the owner of Kerryfresh, has teamed up with award-winning family-run butcher’s, Alf Turner, to introduce two pastries to its chilled delivery service range. 

Catering Butcher to move to new site

The Catering Butcher is to move to a new 17,000sq ft licensed cutting plant that is 10 times the size of its current site. 

Guest of honour Anne Pickles opens the new site
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Cranstons opens new Brampton site

Cumbrian master butcher Cranstons has opened its new Brampton Food Hall. 

Butcher creates healthy eating links with local school for National Butchers' Week

To build up momentum for National Butchers’ Week (14-20 March), butcher J Brindon Addy, located in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, is taking part in a healthy eating initiative with a local school. 

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