Watch this space for Butcher’s Shop winners

Today we will reveal the winners from our list if finalists for the 2013 Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

The judging has finished and the trophies are polished in time for the competition’s finale at Plaisterers’ Hall in London, this lunchtime.

The competition, organised by Meat Trades Journal, recognises excellence across the high street butchery sector. The competition covers butchers’ shops up and down the country, with the winner in each region going head to head to pick out the best shop in the UK.

On top of this, there are also national awards for Farm Shop of the Year, Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year, Butcher’s Plus, looking at larger operations, and the ever-popular Young Butcher of the Year.

This year saw the introduction of a new category for New Business of the Year, aimed at recognising a newly established butcher’s shop, set up within the past two years.

The event is sponsored by Eblex, Bpex, Hybu Cig Cymru, Weddel Swift and Harmony Farm, the Meat Training Council, Quality Meat Scotland, Lucas Ingredients, Verstegen Spices & Sauces and Tican Chilled. A drinks reception is being sponsored by Follow this Food.

Watch the video from last year.

The finalists are:

Butcher’s Plus    
Checketts Fine Foods, Ombersley
Haigs, Aberdeen
Mearns T McCaskie, Wemyss Bay
Farm Shop of the Year
Hopetoun Farm Shop, Newton
Knitsley Farm Shop, Knitsley
Roaming Roosters, Higham

Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year
Mullaco, Batley
The Master Butcher of Kensington, Kensington

Innovation of the Year
Chadwick’s Butchers, Balham
Roaming Roosters, Higham
The Meat Merchant, Moria

Midlands & East of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year    
Archer’s Butchers, Norwich
G Simpson Butchers, Sleaford
M & M Rutland Specialist Butchers, Melton Constable

New Butchery Business of the Year     
Ruby & White Butchers, Bristol
Davidsons Butchers, Aberdeen
Bevan’s Butchers at Longacres, Bagshot

North of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year
Higginsons of Grange, Grange-over-Sands
Riley’s Butchers, Rossendale
Turnbull’s of Alnwick, Alnwick

Northern Ireland Butcher’s Shop of the Year    
K & G McAtamney Butchery & Deli, Ballymena
O’Doherty’s Fine Meats, Enniskillen
Stewarts Butcher & Delicatessen, Enniskillen

Scottish Butcher’s Shop of the Year
Forbes Raeburn The Family Butcher, Huntly
S Collins & Son, Muirhead
Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher, Perth

South of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year    
Parson’s Nose, Fulham
Uptons of Bassett, Bassett
Walter Rose & Son, Devizes

Welsh Butcher’s Shop of the Year
Martin Player High Class Butchers, Cardiff
Rogers & Son, Carmarthen
T J Roberts & Son, Bala

Young Butcher of the Year
Andrew Peter, Davidsons Butchers, Aberdeen
Jack Archer, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
Joshua Brown, Essington Fruit Farm and Farm Shop, Wolverhampton