The new campaign is underway for 2023 to find the Meat Businesswoman of the Year and offers the opportunity for companies and individuals across the industry to nominate candidates.

Following the outstanding success of last year’s Women In Meat Industry Awards, this is your chance to propose those special people that you consider to be outstanding and worthy of recognition.

The annual Awards is the biggest and most important initiative which recognise the growing and  significant contributions that women make across the meat sector.

All category winners will be revealed at the 5-star ceremony and dinner, which this year has been expanded and will take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 17th November.

The coveted overall Meat Businesswoman of the Year recipient is chosen from one of the category winners by a judging panel and recent winners of this top award are:

  • 2018: Lisa Hand – Dunbia
  • 2019: Lucianne Allen – Aubrey Allen
  • 2020: Margaret Boanas – IMTA
  • 2021: Lindsay Murphy – Booker
  • 2022: Michelle Low – Morrisons Manufacturing / Woodhead Bros

“Women make a huge and critical contribution to the success of the UK meat industry and recognising this is what our awards are all about,” explained event manager, Sharon Yandell.

“The nomination process is quickly followed with voting and both aspects of the process are made online, so it couldn’t be easier,” she continued, “we are really excited about finding our finalists and winners once again this year.

Voting in previous years has been phenomenal and continues to grow, and organisers anticipate that nominations and votes will once again be very substantial this year.

Categories for 2023 are as follows:

  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Foodservice (Catering Butchery)
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Manufacturing/Processing
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Craft Butchery
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Poultry 
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Trade Body
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Multiple Retailing
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Independent Retailing
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Industry Supplier
  • Meat Businesswoman Award – Training & Education
  • The Rising Star Award
  • Meat Businesswoman of the Year Award

Sharon Yandell concluded: “I hope readers will nominate their choices for 2023 without delay. If you have a colleague, manager, supplier chief executive, butcher or anyone you’d like to see acknowledged for their contribution then nominate them now.”

To nominate go to:

Table bookings for the Awards ceremony on 17th November can be made by clicking here.

The 2023 Women In Meat Industry Awards Partners:

Event date and venue availability is subject to any ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.