We would like to take this opportunity to Thank all our members for attending our gala awards dinner on Saturday Night. It was a great night and Butchery Excellence appreciate the distance that people travelled to attend the dinner.

Thank-you to our sponsors Henderson Food Machinery, Spice O’Life, Rational and CF Gaynor for supporting the event and to our partners Kiernan’s Food Ingredients and McDonnell’s for attending the event.

All Ireland – Champion of Champions Winner

Eddie Walsh & Son’s Donegal.

Well done to Keith, Sinead, Edmund, Liam and John on this great achievement. Congratulations.

Photo: Keith and Sinead and Liam with Pamela Ballantine, Marty Donnelly from Spice O Life and CEO Rhonda Montgomery from Butchery Excellence.

Special Achievement Awards

Raymond Byrne, Mark Williams and James Cunningham. These winners have all made special achievements in raising over £100,000 for local charities between them all and Cunningham’s also celebrated 100 years in business.

Raymond Byrne
Mark Williams
Cunningham’s

Our 2019/2020 Ambassadors

Team Ireland Squad 2020 and our Celebrity Ambassador is Pamela Ballantine who will travel to Sacramento with the Team next year. Sponsored by Henderson Food Machinery.

Best Corporate Partner of the Year

Congratulations to Marty and Denis and Team at Spice O’Life

Best Traditional Butcher Shop in Ireland

J MacMahons, Cookstown

Sponsored by CF Gaynor (Paul, Colly and Pamela)

Best Butcher Shop in Ireland

Shopping Centre: Frank Frawley, Limerick

Rhonda and Pamela collected the award on their behalf.

Best Large Butcher Shop in Ireland

Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Jonathan and Pamela)

Best Medium Butcher Shop in Ireland

Corrigan’s, Drumcondra

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Jason and Pamela)

Highly Commended – (Medium) Butcher Shop of The Year

Gary Coote, Meats

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Gary and Pamela)

Best Butchery Multiple in Ireland

Sheehan’s, Cork

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Jack, David and Pamela)

Best Butchery Food Hall in Ireland

Fresh Food Courtyard, Waterford

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Jimmy and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Butchery Food Hall in Ireland

Murphy’s Craft Butchers, Co.Carlow

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Bernadette, James and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Butchery Food Hall in Ireland

McAufield’s, Belfast

Sponsored by Rational

Best Destination Shop in Ireland

Cunningham’s Food Hall & Bistro

Sponsored by Spice O’Life (Marty, James and Pamela)

Best Destination Shop in Ireland

Lisdergan Meats

Sponsored by Spice O’Life (Marty, Ian and Pamela)

Best Retail Convenience Store in Ireland

Springisland, Coalisland

Sponsored by: Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Peter Rice and Pamela)

Best Digital Marketing in Ireland

Cunningham’s Food Hall & Bistro

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, James and Pamela)

Best Food Hygiene Award

Lowe Bros Master Butchers

This member demonstrates the best food safety and hygiene throughout the year during unannounced audits.

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Kevin and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Food Hygiene Award

Eurospar, Armagh

This member demonstrates the best food safety and hygiene throughout the year during unannounced audits.

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Paul and Pamela)

Best Retail Pack Range in Ireland

Lisdergan Meats

Sponsored by Henderson Food Machinery (David Henderson, Ian and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Retail Pack Range in Ireland

Corrigan’s, Drumcondra

Sponsored by Henderson Food Machinery (David Henderson, Jason and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Retail Pack Range in Ireland

Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers, Kilkenny

Sponsored by Henderson Food Machinery (David Henderson, Jonathan and Pamela)

Best Ready Meal Range in Ireland

J Hutton’s & Son’s

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Gareth and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Ready Meal Range

Cunningham’s Food Hall & Bistro

Sponsor Rational (Sean Bouvette), James Cunningham and Pamela Ballantine.

Highly Commended – Best Ready Meal Range

Lowe Bros

Sponsored by Rational (Sean, Kevin and Pamela)

Best Butcher Counter Display in Ireland

M & W Farm Meats, Portadown

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Conor and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Butcher Counter Display in Ireland

McKay’s Family Butchers

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Sean, Fergal and Pamela)

Highly Commended – Best Butcher Counter Display in Ireland

Murphy’s Craft Butchers

Sponsored by Butchery Excellence (Rhonda, Jim, Bernadette and Pamela)