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Lishman’s of Ilkley crowned Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017
Published:  07 November, 2017

After 32 years in business, Lishman’s of Ilkley in West Yorkshire has finally picked up the top prize in independent retail butchery.

As well as winning North of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year, owner David and his team were crowned Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017.

Taking place at County Hall in London, the top butchers in the land were celebrated.

Describing the award as the most prestigious in the industry, he said: “This is the undoubted highlight and the pinnacle of our numerous achievements in the meat trades awards arena over many years. Butcher’s Shop of the Year is the one we all want to win. We were up against some of the best butchers in the land. To be chosen as the best of the best is a glowing tribute.”

He attributed the success of the store to the investment made earlier this year.

“This year alone, we have invested close on £250,000 in new in-house smoking, charcuterie and bakery facilities. We are constantly trying to improve and develop the business and this superb success is an all-round team effort. We are absolutely over the moon.”

Meat Trades Journal deputy editor Aidan Fortune said the judging for this year’s awards was tough, with all entries displaying a high level of quality.

“This has been one of the toughest years of judging Butcher’s Shop of the Year. Every single entry had a top-quality business and made a strong case for winning their category.

“Lishman’s displayed extremely high standards across the board, and their passion, enthusiasm and industry knowledge set them apart from the competition. It also shows that just because a business has been in operation for over 30 years, it doesn’t meant that they can’t try something new and make investments.”

The event was kindly sponsored by HCC - Hybu Cig Cymru Wales, Lucas Ingredients, ScobiesDirect and Tican Chilled. Thanks also to our drinks reception sponsor Middleton Food Products.

Winners

  • Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017
    Lishman’s of Ilkley
  • Midlands & East of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    Aubrey Allen
  • North of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    Lishman’s of Ilkley
  • Northern Ireland Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    McAtamney’s Traditional Butchers Coleraine
  • Scottish Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    Bert Fowlie
  • South of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    Jesse Smith
  • Welsh Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    Edwards of Conwy
  • Farm Shop of the Year
    Taylors Farm Shop
  • Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year
    Ludlow Food Centre
  • Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year
    Tariq Halal Meat Fulham
  • Innovation of the Year
    Block & Bottle
  • New Butchery Business of the Year
    Burntisland Butchers
  • Online Butchery Business of the Year
    Farmison.com
  • Marco Peerdeman Young Butcher of the Year
    James Taylor, Simpsons Butchers