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WCB Sponsored Nuffield Scholar tackles a challenging project

Published on: 24 November 2020WCB Sponsored Nuffield Scholar tackles a challenging project

James MacCartney has become the Butchers Company’s Nuffield 2021 Scholar. James, who manages a mixed farm with beef and sheep as well as a catering and retail business in Rutland in the East Midlands, was awarded the scholarship following an extremely demanding selection process.

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Olly hogs the limelight

Published on: 17 November 2020Olly hogs the limelight

Liverymen were entertained to a jolly evening of rugby and business anecdotes by new Liveryman Olly Kohn during the first virtual fellowship event of the second Lockdown.

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Young Butcher progresses to Freeman and Master’s appointments made

Published on: 7 October 2020Young Butcher progresses to Freeman and Master’s appointments made

The Court of the Worshipful Company of Butchers met virtually for October's meeting when a Young Butcher became the first to become a Freeman.

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Butchers compete in Inter Livery Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition

Published on: 20 September 2020Butchers compete in Inter Livery Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition

Despite this year being different, Liverymen stepped up to the plate and represented the Company in one of the most fiercely contested competitions between the 110 City Livery Companies.

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The Butchers run their river, their way… for Teach First and Derek Berry

Published on: 17 September 2020The Butchers run their river, their way… for Teach First and Derek Berry

Since 2014 Teach First has organised Run the River in order to raise funds for the education of the most disadvantaged children in our society. Once again, the Butchers reached for their running shoes, but this year was different in more ways than one.

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Common Hall 2020: both historic and unique as new Master elected

Published on: 14 September 2020Common Hall 2020: both historic and unique as new Master elected

Determined that this year’s unusual circumstances would be overcome to maintain this important tradition, the Court convened on Thursday 10th September for Common Hall and was joined, remotely, by some 60 Liverymen who watched a live online stream.

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Meat Management Awards recognise WCB and the best of the industry

Published on: 9 September 2020Meat Management Awards recognise WCB and the best of the industry

The winners and finalists of the 2020 Awards were revealed during an online virtual ceremony that you can now watch on-demand.

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Join the Butchers as they run the river 'virtually' for Teach First

Published on: 24 July 2020Join the Butchers as they run the river 'virtually' for Teach First

Get some exercise and enjoy the fun of the annual Run The River and help raise money for our charity partner, Teach First. The event will be entirely virtual and you can join is by running or walking 5 km or 10km, anywhere.

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HMS Tyne shepherds Russian submarine

Published on: 23 July 2020HMS Tyne shepherds Russian submarine

With much comment about all things Russian this week, newspapers, including The Times, have reported that a Russian submarine was intercepted in the English Channel by two Royal Navy warships.

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WCB’s latest Nuffield Scholar pointing the way ahead for British beef producers

Published on: 13 July 2020WCB’s latest Nuffield Scholar pointing the way ahead for British beef producers

If the UK suckler beef industry is going to survive, it must find ways of reducing costs. This is a key conclusion of Sarah Pick’s Nuffield Scholarship Report which has just been published.

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