We are absolutely thrilled with our awards haul from the Q Guild's annual Smithfield Awards. We picked up eight Gold awards and a prestigious Diamond award. These awards reflect the hard work our team puts into creating high quality products.
Philip Cranston, Managing Director and Martin Jones, our Retail Director attended the awards luncheon at the impressive Stationers Hall, London. The ceremony was hosted by Nigel Barden, a keen foodie and Radio 2 food show presenter, who specialises in promoting British ingredients and artisan producers.
We were presented with the Diamond Award for the barbecue favourite, Topside and Cheddar Burger. The diamond award recognises the best product in each category of the awards. Our Topside and Cheddar Burger beat stiff competition to be award the best Q Guild burger in the United Kingdom. The meaty 8oz burger combines Cranstons 21 day hung, locally farmed, topside with tangy extra mature cheddar and tomato chutney which provides a delicious sweet note.
The eight Gold Awards were presented to us for: Cumberland and caramelised onion sausage, Gluten Free Cumberland Sausage, Ham on the Bone, Rustic Scotch Egg, Pork and Apple Pie, Ullswater Pie and Small Steak Pie and Beef Truffle.
Martin Jones said: ‘’we are really chuffed to have picked up the Diamond Award for our Topside and Cheddar Burger. It’s fantastic when our extremely dedicated butchery team get recognition for the hard work they put in creating and serving delicious quality products. The Topside and Cheddar Burger is already a customer favourite but hopefully this award will encourage even more shoppers to try it.’’