Jane Dale, Managing Director of MEAT, was presented with a certificate of achievement and trophy by HRH Princess Anne, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers and Fellow of the Institute of Meat, held at Painters Hall in London.
Following the passing of her late husband and Company founder John Croxford, Jane had 2 goals which she has achieved both: to develop the company as a tribute to John and to be recognised as one of the best fresh food training companies in the UK . MEAT try to live by the company motto: professionalism, enthusiasm and pride in all aspects of the business, shown in the company logo.
Sally Capstick, an apprentice with MEAT Ipswich, was awarded ‘Best Independent Retailer Meat Apprentice 2018’.
Sally who competed against apprentices from around the country and has been training with MEAT Ipswich for 13 months. She too was presented with her certificate of achievement by HRH Princess Anne, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers and Fellow of the Institute of Meat. Additionally, Sally received a trophy, a £250 cheque and a year’s honorary membership of The Institute of Meat.
The IoM Annual Prize-Giving has been running for over 25 years and seeks to recognise and celebrate individual achievement in the meat industry. Commenting on the awards, Keith Fisher (MB.Inst.M), Chief Executive of the IoM and himself a fourth generation Master Butcher, said, ‘The prize-giving is a firm fixture in the meat and poultry industry calendar, and the quality of nominations just gets better and better each year. Our aims are to inspire young people to join our industry and reward excellence where we see it. I hope that being presented with their award by HRH The Princess Royal has given all the winners a real sense of pride in their achievement.’
Sally’s Manager Steve Procter of Drake and Macefield, Settle, North Yorkshire, said: Sally Capstick is both talented and determined to succeed in everything she does. She works incredibly hard and is very deserving of this award. I’m sure they will remember this day for years to come.’
This has proven to be another successful year for MEAT, following on from last year’s when MEAT saw 5 apprentices receiving individual awards at the Annual prize giving.