Observed during the second week of March every year, the 2024 edition runs from 4 to 10 March and highlights the great work being done by butchers from around the UK that sets them apart from the competition.
There are plenty of ways that you can get involved with National Butchers’ Week. Engage with the community through social media by sharing posts with the hashtag #NationalButchersWeek – we’ll also be sharing posts via the Meat Trades Journal social media platforms.
Create awareness in your community by printing off posters and contact your local press with our template press release. Use our templates to attract new customers and business while showcasing your exceptional business to a wide audience.
- Download Poster
- Download Press Release
- Download Press Release Guide
- National Butchers’ Week Logo
National Butchers’ Week isn’t just for butcher shops. Members of the public are encouraged to get involved and support their local butchers, perhaps even take a butchery class or host a BBQ or roast using locally sourced meats.
Butcher shop facts
- Butchery has existed since man first learnt how to domesticate animals, with the first guilds forming in the 13th Century in York
- High-street butcher R J Balson & Son is the oldest continually trading family business in the UK, according to the Institute for Family Business. The business has been trading since 1515.
- The UK’s favourite cut of meat is the beef rump steak followed by braising steak and a topside beef joint, according to a survey conducted by Meat Matters.
Join us in celebrating the artistry, dedication, and expertise of butchers all the way through National Butchers’ Week 2024.