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IOM / WCB Awards 2019: a right Royal celebration

Published on: 1 March 2019

HRH The Princess Royal was guest of honour and presented the awards at the recent Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers annual prize giving ceremony.

HRH The Princess Royal, a Past Master of the Livery Company and a Fellow of the Institute of Meat, presented awards to 12 category winners along with IOM Chief Executive, Keith Fisher.

The awards and winners, shown here with Master Graham Baker, Bill Jermey and Keith Fisher were:

The 2019 winners
The 2019 winners pictured with HRH The Princess Royal, together with The Master of the WCB Graham Baker, together with the Chairman of the IoM Bill Jermey and CEO Keith Fisher.

The awards and winners were:

  • Best New Apprentice (sponsored by Seymour Manufacturing International Ltd): Rosie Masters
  • Best Retail Butchery Apprentice (sponsored by National Craft Butchers): Robert Smith
  • Best Independent Retailer Meat Apprentice (sponsored by Paul Edkins Memorial Cup and Worshipful Company of Butchers): Sally Capstick
  • Best Multiple Retailer Butchery Apprentice (sponsored by Sealed Air Ltd): Dan Turner
  • Best Meat Processing Apprentice (sponsored by Oakfield (Foods) Ltd): Jack White
  • Best Abattoir Worker / Apprentice (sponsored by Windsor Food Machinery Ltd): Jonathan Seville
  • Best Poultry Apprentice (sponsored by Worshipful Company of Poulters): Eva Szabo
  • Best Meat Apprentice Showing Real Management Potential (sponsored by Kenneth Jenkins Challenge Cup and Worshipful Company of Butchers): Joseph O’Sullivan
  • Lord Graham Endeavour Award (sponsored by Food Manufacture): Samuel Newey
  • Best Company Training Scheme (sponsored by Fred Mallion Bowl and Institute of Meat): ABP UK Talent Academy
  • Best Meat Training Provider of the Year (sponsored by Worshipful Company of Butchers): MEAT Ipswich Ltd
  • Champion Meat Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Meat Management Magazine): Jack White

The ‘Champion Meat Apprentice of the Year’, sponsored by Meat Management magazine and chosen from the individual categories was Jack White from Cranswick Country Foods. He wins a trophy and certificate, a year’s free membership of the IOM and a £500 cash prize.

Champion Meat Apprentice of the Year, Jack White presented with his award by HRH The Princess Royal.
Champion Meat Apprentice of the Year, Jack White presented with his award by HRH The Princess Royal.

David Corbett, Josh Douglas, Peter Horton, Simon Hoyland, Timothy Rowe, Jon Rae and Tony De Sousa, seven experienced butchers received the accolade of IOM Accredited Master Butcher.

De Sousa and Rae became the first South African butchers to be recognised in this way, travelling from South Africa for the prestigious ceremony.