Pork pie manufacturer Eric Richmond Pies’s owner Tom Martin has been elected president of the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils.
A former IT manager for Fujitsu and NCR, Martin hoped to improve the organisation by developing its web presence, promoting membership and raising money for a Yorkshire charity.
He has also set himself the goal of raising the profile and the quality of Yorkshire pork pies, as well as the professionalism of the Federation.
Commenting on his plans for the Federation, Martin said: “Artisan manufacturers such as Eric Richmond are very protective of our product and traditional methods. We take our role in promoting their taste, quality and food provenance very seriously.
“During my year I want to make more consumers, potential retailers and other manufacturers aware of this fact to raise the profile of the Federation and Yorkshire Pork Pies.”