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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