The 2019 Meat Management Industry Awards winners were announced yesterday during a glittering celebratory dinner at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, attended by 400 guests.
Some of the top names in the UK meat and food industry were presented with their winners trophies by British magician and TV presenter Ben Hanlin, who co-hosted the evening. They included manufacturers, supermarkets, industry suppliers, trade organisations, trainers, catering butchers and independent. Following the formal proceedings, the audience then hit the after-party with top band The Talent.
The Meat Management Industry Awards are a celebration of the creativity, innovation and excellence of the UK’s meat industry.
Discounter Aldi was voted Supermarket/Multiple Meat Retailer of the Year and Aldo Food Group was named Manufacturer of the Year.
A total of 20 accolades were handed out to companies, associations, products and personalities that struck a chord with both readers and judges.
The Excellence Award title went to Penny Tomlinson of catering butchery giant, Fairfax Meadow.
The 2019 winners in full were:
The Catering Butcher Award: Owen Taylor & Sons
Best Trade Organisation: IMTA – International Meat Trade Association
Best Online Business: Farmison
Best Equipment/Machinery Supplier: Reiser UK
Training Scheme of The Year: ABP UK Talent Academy
Young Manager of The Year: George Williamson
Britain’s Best Butcher Shop: Bevan’s Butchers
Supermarket/Multiple Meat Retailer of The Year: Aldi
Britain’s Best Sausage: M&S Food Posh Dogs
Britain’s Best Burger: DC Comics Wonder Woman Burger
Britain’s Best Meat Pie: Beef, Merlot and Roast Woodland Mushroom Pie, Billington Foodservice
Best Bacon Product: Morrisons The Best Smoked Traditionally Cured Back Bacon – Morrisons
Best Free From Product: Porky Lights Lower Fat Sausage – Graham White & Co Ltd
Best Poultry Product: Ocado Whole British Chicken
Best Beef Product: M&S Food Dry Ages Fillet Steak
Best Pork/Pigmeat Product: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pork Cutlets
Best Lamb Product: Waitrose Easy to Cook Lamb Leg Joint with Red Currant & Rosemary Glaze
Best Red Meat Product: M&S Food Dry Aged Fillet Steak
Manufacturer of the Year: Addo Food Group
Meat Management Excellence Award: Penny Tomlinson, Fairfax Meadow
Food Management Today and Meat Management editor, Pam Brook said: “Many congratulations to all our worthy winners and finalists. Also a huge thank you to our readers who cast their votes and our judging panels who tasted their way through an enormous number of excellent products. We also truly appreciate the generosity of all our Awards partners.”
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