The winners of the 2023 Meat Management Industry Awards were announced on the evening of Tuesday 12th September at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The Awards is the UK’s biggest celebration of creativity, innovation and excellence of the UK’s meat industry. The award winners are determined through reader votes and product entries, along with a select judging panel for product evaluation.

Comedian Mark Watson joined Graham Yandell MBE, publisher of both Meat Management and Food Management Today magazines, to present the awards to winners.

A total of 20 accolades were handed out to companies, associations and people.

The coveted Excellence Award title went to Bill Jermey, chairman of the Institute of Meat. Another of the night’s most sought-after awards, Young Manager of the Year, was won by Grace Walker of Warrendale Wagyu.

The 2023 winners are:

The Catering Butcher Award – Fairfax Meadow

Best Trade Organisation – Worshipful Company of Butchers

Best Online Business – Swaledale Butchers:

Best Equipment/Machinery Supplier – Reiser (UK) Ltd

Training Scheme of the Year – ABP Talent Academy – Graduate Scheme

Young Manager of the Year – Grace Walker – Warrendale Wagyu

Britain’s Best Butcher’s Shop – Giglis Butchers, Lytham St Annes

Supermarket/Multiple Meat Retailer of the Year – Waitrose

Britain’s Best Sausage – Blackgate Signature 18 Premium Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages – Booker

Britain’s Best Burger – M&S Collection British 2 Wagyu Burgers – Linden Foods

Britain’s Best Meat Pie – Steak & Stilton Pie – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Best Bacon Product – Lidl Birchwood 200g Smoked Honeycure Medallions – Honeyvale Foods Ltd

Best Free From Product – Pork & Cracked Black Pepper Burgers – Edwards, The Welsh Butcher

Best Poultry Product – Morrisons Breaded Buttermilk Chicken Mini Fillets – Cranswick

Best Beef Product – Waitrose No.1 British Dry Aged Bone-In Sirloin of Beef – Dovecote Park

Best Pork/Pigmeat Product – Tesco Finest Korean Inspired Butterflied Pork Shoulder Joint – Pilgrim’s UK

Best Lamb Product – ASDA Extra Special Lamb Chump Joint with Garlic, Sea Salt & Black Pepper – Dunbia

Best Red Meat Product – Waitrose No.1 British Dry Aged Bone-In Sirloin of Beef – Dovecote Park

Manufacturer of the Year – Pilgrim’s UK

The Meat Management Excellence Award – Bill Jermey, Chairman Institute of Meat (IoM)

A full run-down of the winners and finalists, plus the highly commended products, will be detailed in the October edition of Meat Management.

Graham Yandell, publisher of Meat Management magazine, commented: “It is a real privilege to stage these awards every year and to host the ceremony.

“Once again, we’ve had a terrific night of celebration at this year’s Meat Management Industry Awards. It’s one of the biggest nights in the meat industry calendar and the success of this evening really proves why that is the case.”

The official 2023 Awards partners:

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