The Institute of Meat (IoM) is a professional body for people from the meat industry and related fields of activity. IoM  recognises  the professional role members play in the industry and gives them recognition of their skills, knowledge and experience with the membership grade titles  used in letters after their names (called post-nominals), as do other professions.

As well as encouraging and helping to fund education and training throughout the industry we play a valuable role as a forum for like-minded people to meet, exchange ideas and gain a wider appreciation of the meat industry.



Find out more about our different Memberships that are available from the Institute of Meat.


Find out about our wide range of courses we offer to assist in educating individuals in the field of butchery and meat.


Find out about our upcoming and latest events that are occurring all over the UK.


Find out about our links and downloads here.


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Guidance, understanding, information, learning and career development are at the heart of what the IoM stands for, not only for young entrants through the new Butchers Apprenticeship Scheme but also for those already established in the industry at all levels of their career development.

It seeks to further a greater understanding of all aspects of the meat industry as well as the wider supply chain from farming through to processing, manufacturing, the foodservice sector and retailing.

IoM members are entitled to letters after their name (see membership options) and each year receive a members certificate and pin badge.

The Institute of Meat was formed in 1946 as the meat industry’s education and examining body and hosts the annual Prizegiving awards together with The Worshipful Company of Butchers.


Three good reasons to enter the Apprenticeship Prizegiving Awards

The Annual Prizegiving Awards in February have been held for almost 30 years. People often say that we’re ‘lucky’ to get such a good number of nominations. CEO, Keith Fisher’s response is?

‘Luck doesn’t come into it – it’s quite simply a sound business decision for both employers and the apprentices they nominate.’

This meat and poultry industry tradition gathers each February to celebrate excellence amongst its own, at the IoM and Worshipful Company of Butchers Annual Prizegiving.

Established to reward the achievements of butchers, their employers and training providers throughout the UK, around twelve awards are usually presented to the young, upcoming, established and people with a lifetime career within the industry.

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