Meat industry celebrated at prize-giving ceremony

By Aidan Fortune

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Rising talent in the meat industry was celebrated at the Institute of Meat/Worshipful Company of Butchers prize-giving ceremony
Rising talent in the meat industry was celebrated at the Institute of Meat/Worshipful Company of Butchers prize-giving ceremony
The Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) have recognised the achievements of apprentices, employers and training providers at their annual prize-giving event.

Held at The Painters’ Hall in London, the event was attended by HRH The Princess Royal, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers and Fellow of the Institute of Meat.

More than 100 guests attended the prize-giving, and 12 category winners were presented with their awards by HRH The Princess Royal and Institute of Meat chief executive Keith Fisher (MB.Inst.M).

The overall winner, the ‘Champion Meat Apprentice of the Year’, chosen from the individual categories, was Jack White, from Cranswick Country Foods. He receives a winner’s trophy and certificate, a year’s free membership of the IoM and an additional cash prize of £500.

Commenting on this year’s prize-giving, Fisher said: “These awards are always a special occasion, in that we are safe-guarding the future of the meat industry. Many of the recipients of today’s awards will go on to become the next generation of meat industry leaders.”

In addition, seven experienced butchers who had met the Institute of Meat’s rigorous criteria were awarded IoM-accredited Master Butcher status, MB.Inst.M. They were: David Corbett, Josh Douglas, Peter Horton, Simon Hoyland, Timothy Rowe, Jon Rae and Tony De Sousa. De Sousa and Rae became the first South African butchers to be recognised in this way by the IoM.




Best New Apprentice

Seymour Manufacturing International

Rosie Masters

Best Retail Butchery


National Craft Butchers

Robert Smith

Best Independent Retailer Meat Apprentice

Paul Edkins Memorial Cup

Worshipful Company of Butchers

Sally Capstick

Best Multiple Retailer Butchery


Sealed Air

Dan Turner

Best Meat Processing


Oakfield (Foods)

Jack White

Best Abattoir Worker/


Windsor Food Machinery

Jonathan Seville

Best Poultry Apprentice

Poulters’ Company

Eva Szabo

Best Meat Apprentice Showing Real

Management Potential

Kenneth Jenkins Challenge Cup Worshipful Company of Butchers

Joseph O’Sullivan

Lord Graham Endeavour


Food Manufacture

Samuel Newey

Best Company Training


Fred Mallion Bowl

Institute of Meat

ABP UK Talent Academy

Best Meat Training Provider

of the Year

Worshipful Company

 of Butchers

MEAT Ipswich

Champion Meat Apprentice

of the Year

Meat Management Magazine

Jack White

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