Our Vision

Our Vision

“All Ireland Butchery Excellence Scheme will create, support and validate an inter collaborative community of butchers across the island of Ireland who have a food sourcing and retailing support scheme that is based on unparalleled expertise, recognised training and auditing with true business integrity.

The All Ireland Butchery Excellence Scheme, will deliver real value to members by raising standards for consumers whilst simultaneously driving footfall to our members, therefore increasing customer spend.

The scheme will encourage and harvest support for the local butcher in Ireland through marketing initiatives both regional, national and international.

The All Ireland Butchery Excellence Scheme will become the representative body for all butchers and meat traders on the island of Ireland and will influence key stakeholders to recognise butchery as a true vocational craft”.


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What can the scheme do for you as a butcher?

Today’s butchers are faced with huge levels of legislation to adhere therefore the ‘Butchery Excellence Scheme’ has been developed to simplfy processes and to ‘take the pain out of paperwork!’

Our ethos is to create a community of butchers on the Island of Ireland in a 32 County context. Using the historic regional & provincial hubs of Ulster, Munster Leinster and Connacht as well as a new Metropolitain Province termed Dublin City Province (GDA).

As butchers, we all face similar challenges and the value of the Butchery Excellence Scheme is in supporting members through education, innovation and expertise, and in responding to challenges together, as a community.

Today’s butchers are faced with huge levels of legislation to adhere to, therefore the ‘Butchery Excellence Scheme’ exists and has been developed to simplify processes and to ‘take the pain out of paperwork, whilst making your business decisions easier through focused and efficient support.





"We at Larmer's Butchers have found the expertise at Montgomery Food Consultancy second to none as we prepared for the new regulations in labelling and HACCP. They provided invaluable training and resource packs which eased the day to day running of our paperwork. They were available at all times to answer queries and offered great support. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services."

Larmer’s Butcher’s, Newbliss

"In the short time we have been a member of BES we couldn't in a million years expected to have achieved what we have . Ulster BBQ Champion , Butcher shop of the year , Champion of Champions and numerous other certificates ! We have definitely raised our game to achieve this all , so yes , I would say BES have met all our expectations, and more .... Thank you  "

Clayton Moore M&W Farm Meats

"The work and effort that the Butchery Excellence Scheme put into things is second to none and they are a wealth of knowledge.    "

Stephen Millar, Millar Meats
Butchery Excellence Scheme