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  • Congratulations 28/05/2018 - Congratulations to Institute of Meat Accredited Master Butcher Dave Smith on receiving the Award for Excellence at the Meat Management Industry Awards at the Birmingham Metropole
  • World Butchers’ Challenge 29/01/2018 - The Institute of Meat continues to support the World Butchers’ Challenge which is taking place 21st March 2018 in Belfast at IFEX.  The team of six, selected from all over Great Britain, have been regularly honing their butchery skills in readiness for the 12 country challenge.  Some countries that are participating include[...]
  • IoM WCB Annual Prizegiving dates confirmed 28/11/2017 - Thursday 22nd February sees the annual Institute of Meat and WCB Prizegiving take place in London which will be a celebration of achievement for outstanding learners, apprentices or providers. This is a great opportunity to nominate your most outstanding learner for a prize at the coveted meat industry awards organised by IoM[...]
  • Team GB Announced for World Butchers Challenge 29/07/2017 - The British Beefeaters have announced the six butchers who will be representing the country at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018, in Belfast. Captain Tom Wood said ‘the standards this year were very high’ Members of the team from left to right are: MARK RAMSAY – Falleninch Farm, BRYCE LAWSON – Mcmurchie[...]
  • John Mettrick – First Master Butcher to become NFMFT President 11/07/2017 - At the recent NFMFT AGM and Members Day Derbyshire butcher John Mettrick to took over as President of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) from Kent based butcher Jim Sperring at the Federation’s annual meeting held at the CASA hotel, Chesterfield on Sunday 9th July. Following the[...]
  • Booker Master Butchers Attend Court Lunch 30/06/2017 - Charles Wilson CEO of Booker was guest speaker at the recent Court lunch on June 1st (pictured centre with the Master of the WCB, Stuart Thompson). At the invitation of Charles, the recently awarded Master Butchers from Booker were also in attendance. See picture where he is flanked by four on each[...]
  • Best of the Best battle for a place on Team GB 06/06/2017 - Finalists from across Britain competed at Meatup for the chance to represent their country at the prestigious World Butchers Challenge next year. The event, which takes place in Belfast from 20-22 March 2018, will see teams from Great Britain, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece and France pushing[...]
  • Winner of Premier Young Butcher 2017 Competition Announced at Meatup 06/06/2017 - Four talented young butchers showcased their skills at Meatup, in a fight to win the title of Premier Young Butcher 2017, a competition hosted by the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders. After an exhausting day James Gracey, of Quails Butchers, Northern Ireland, emerged triumphant. James who studies with[...]
  • Award winning Butchery employer stresses value of apprenticeships 06/06/2017 - Lucianne Allen, Sales and Marketing Director of Aubrey Allen gave an impassioned speech at industry event Meatup, on how the Butchery Apprenticeship not only provided genuine career opportunities for young people, but also provided the means to drive businesses forward too. As Chair of the Trailblazer Group which developed the[...]
  • Meat Industry’s Finest Celebrated at Meatup 03/06/2017 - Meatup, one of the biggest events in the meat industry calendar took place at Arena MK in Milton Keynes on 24-25 May. The two day event consisted of seminars, competitions and exhibitions, all of which demonstrated the dynamism of the meat industry today.