The latest news about and from the Worshipful Company of Butchers

To say my year has been eventful is an understatement

Published on: 29 June 2020To say my year has been eventful is an understatement

The Master explains that, while it hasn’t been the year anybody would have planned, we’ve all adapted and changed the way we live - the Livery has been no different.

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Meat Industry Awards changes presentations for 2020

Published on: 26 June 2020Meat Industry Awards changes presentations for 2020

It has been announced that this year’s Meat Management Industry Awards will change its ceremony and award presentation arrangements to an online event to take account of the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

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Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 open for nominations

Published on: 18 June 2020Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 open for nominations

WCB Liverymen and the wider industry can now nominate candidates for the annual Women in Meat Industry Awards. Designed to recognise the vitally important contributions that women make to the meat sector, it is organised by Meat Management magazine.

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Liverymen connect again through virtual Fellowship Friday event

Published on: 9 June 2020Liverymen connect again through virtual Fellowship Friday event

50 Liverymen gathered remotely in front of computers, tablets and phones on Friday 5th June to take part in the Livery Company’s first Fellowship Friday event with guest speaker Michael Fenton Stevens.

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Famous first for Freemen

Published on: 8 June 2020Famous first for Freemen

The Worshipful Company of Butchers achieved a new first at Friday’s Court Meeting when three new Freemen were admitted to the Company via the Zoom video platform.

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Smithfield Market stays open through the pandemic

Published on: 2 June 2020Smithfield Market stays open through the pandemic

As a vital part of the UK’s meat supply chain it has been important to keep Smithfield Market running through the pandemic – it is an essential conduit between many producers and their customers.

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Webinar initiative and technology assists Young Butchers

Published on: 12 May 2020Webinar initiative and technology assists Young Butchers

Liveryman Dr. Claire White shared career advice and a range of other topics with members of the Young Butchers' Club via an exclusive webinar.

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VE Day thoughts from The Master

Published on: 11 May 2020VE Day thoughts from The Master

The Master paid his respects and in a very quiet Smithfield laid a wreath for VE Day on behalf of our Livery Company.

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Tributes paid to the Industry

Published on: 27 April 2020Tributes paid to the Industry

DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency, amongst others, have been paying tribute to the way in which the food and particularly the meat industry is contributing to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus.

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Working through tough times, video meetings and a sad farewell

Published on: 8 April 2020Working through tough times, video meetings and a sad farewell

Messages of support from The Master Tim Dumenil, and updates on how the Livery is adapting and working.

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