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  • New Intern Joins Owen Taylor Team
    Hello! I’m David, a brand new intern at Owen Taylor & Sons. A little bit about me: I’m preparing to go into my third year at the University of Nottingham studying English, so I read plenty...
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  • David Nieper Academy World of Work Week Visit
    Recently we visited David Nieper Academy to celebrate World of Work Week. On Monday 11th July, Lee Gould (Food Safety Manager) led a Food Technology session for students to teach them about everything from food hygiene to product marketing. In order to demonstrate these skills, we gave them a challenge: to create and present a brand-new burger that Owen Taylor’s could sell. The prize for the winning team? Their burger made and sold in our shop for a week!
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  • Meat Management Awards 2017
    Owen Taylor & Sons scoops top award at Meat Management Award Owen Taylor & Sons, the catering butcher that serves restaurants in the Midlands has won a top national award within the meat industry for the second year running.
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  • Q Guild's 2017 Smithfield Awards - Derbyshire butchers win diamond and gold awards
    Owen Taylor & Sons Butchers, of Leabrooks, Derbyshire, also struck gold six times, with their Pork & Leek Sausage, Home Cured Smoked Streaky Bacon, Steak & Ale Pie, Stilton Pork Pie, Greek Passion Lamb Rump Kitchen Ready Product, and Pigs in Blankets Kitchen Ready Product.
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  • Family Business Awards 2016 Winners
    On Thursday 17th November 2016 we attended the Family Business Awards held at the Great Hall, Birmingham University. We were once again successful by winning the Manufacturing Excellence Award in the large Company category.
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  • Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards 2016
    On Wednesday 26th October 2016 the 2016 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards were held at Chesterfield College. They were hosted by Mich Turner. Our very own Richard Taylor (Managing Director), Chris Gillott (Factory Manager) and Dale Braithwait (Area Sales Executive) attended.
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  • Owen Taylor Nominated in the Family Business Awards 2016
    We are pleased to announce that Owen Taylor & Sons have been nominated in the categories below in the seventh Midlands Family Business Awards held at the Great Hall University of Birmingham on Thursday 17th November 2016
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  • Meat Management Catering Butcher Award 2016
    We are pleased to announce that Owen Taylor & Sons has been tremendously successful in the meat industries national competition. We were finalists for the Catering Butcher Award this year against top names in the meat industry. The awards night was held at Hilton Park Lane in London and presented by Former MP and TV presenter Gyles Brandreth.
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  • Q Guild Smithfield Awards 2015 - Winning products
    Butchers from Derbyshire have landed leading honours in the 2015 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards, the annual product evaluation event, open to the Guild’s 110 members nationwide.
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  • NACB Chef Butchery Skills Champion 2015
    We are pleased to announce that Pat Crowder, one of our excellent retail shop butchers, is one of five finalists to compete in the Chef Butchery Skills Champion competition held on Wednesday 1st July 2015.
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  • Employees completion of NVQ Certificate in Team Leading
    Congratulations to our supervisors on completion of their NVQ in Team Leading. They have all worked extremely hard over the 18 months programme to achieve this. Their commitment to the course has been outstanding. We would like to say a big thank you to Claire Pyle at Shaping Skills.
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  • 30.04.15 Q Guild National BBQ Awards 2015
    Owen Taylor’s has won the Best BBQ Product for the Midlands in the Q Guild National BBQ Awards 2015 held in April. The winning product was our 6oz Greek Lamb Rumps.
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  • Red Tractor BBQ Bonanza
    As a Red Tractor assured supplier we would like to make you aware of their up and coming BBQ Bonanza. Red Tractor are an assurance scheme by which all members are stringently audited for traceability on products ensuring the food that you eat is produced in the correct methods.
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  • England's Best Sirloin Steak Winners - EBLEX Excellence Awards 2015
    Its official, we have been awarded the coveted award for England’s Best Sirloin Steak! From previous news issued on our website, you will be aware that we entered three products into the EBLEX Excellence Awards 2015 which was held on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at the Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
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  • EBLEX Excellence Awards 2015 Press release
    It’s official, England’s Best Sirloin Steak hails from Derbyshire, after local butchery business Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd triumphed at the EBLEX Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards 2015.
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  • Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards Launch 2015
    On Monday 13th April 2015 our customer executive team and some managers attended the Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards launch at Audi in Nottingham.
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  • EBLEX Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards 2015
    In January we advised that we had successfully entered a Larder Trim Sirloin steak into the EBLEX England’s Best Sirloin Steak 2015 and we were awarded the Gold award. To update you further, the awards ceremony is taking place on 22nd April 2015 at London where our Larder Trim Steak is entered in the overall Independent...
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  • EBLEX’s England’s Best Sirloin Steak 2015 competition
    Owen Taylor’s recently entered the England’s Best Sirloin Steak competition. We entered a Larder Trim Sirloin which was awarded Gold and was one of the top three highest scoring steaks in the Independent Retailer category. Our Longhorn Larder Trimmed Sirloin Steak was awarded a Silver award in the Foodservice...
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  • BPEX Foodservice Sausage of the Year Awards 2014
    Owen Taylor's were once again successful in entering various sausages into the BPEX Foodservice awards held at the Butcher's Hall in London. We were awarded silver for our Hot Dog sausage, Pork Wholegrain Mustard and Thyme sausage, Pork Tomato and Chorizo sausage and Lincolnshire...
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  • Q Guild Smithfield Awards 2014
    Owen Taylor recently attended the Q Guild Smithfield Awards and won gold for nine of it's products (Country Special Sausage, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Smoked Bacon, 12" Steak Pie, Huntsman Pork Pie, Traditional Pork Pie, Ploughman's Pork Pie and Spicy Meat Balls) as well as the top-rated diamond award for our 6oz...
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  • Children's Heart Surgery fund raising
    Congratulations and a huge thanks to all customers and staff that have contributed to the collection tin located in the Owen Taylor retail shop. The money from this and other donations have been counted and the Shop Manager Paul is proudly sending a cheque for £100 to the Children’s Heart Surgery fund.
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  • The Good Food Guide 2015
    The Good Food Guide 2015 has published its County Dining Pubs of the Year 2015 and four of the award winners are Customers of Owen Taylor’s. We would like to congratulate them all in their fantastic achievement. Listed below are the award winning pubs.
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  • Meat Management Awards 2014
    Owen Taylor recently attended the Meat Management Awards as guests where we were national finalists in two categories. The coveted Britain’s Best Butcher’s Shop and England’s Best Burger Challenge the Foodservice category.
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  • Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair 2014 Elvaston Castle
    On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May it was the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair at Elvaston Castle. Thousands of visitors flocked to the fair to sample local produce. Owen Taylor & Sons contributed to the event with one of the busiest stalls selling our produce...
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  • England's Best Burger Challenge 2014
    Owen Taylor & Sons, based in Leabrooks, won the title Overall Winner of the ‘Foodservice’ with its new improved recipe 6oz Lamb and Mint Burger now called the “Champion Lamb Burger”. As one of only four category winners, the company stands a strong chance of claiming the highly sought after ‘England’s Best Burger 2014’ title.
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  • Madgett's Farm Free Range Whole Duck now available at Owen Taylors
    Owen Taylors now offers Madgett’s Farm free range dry plucked whole duck. This is terrific quality product new to our range. Madgett’s Farm grow the majority of their feed and process all their birds on the farm. Their dry wax plucking system is one of only three in the country and they finish all our birds by hand.The...
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  • Premier Young Butcher Competition 2014
    John Rendell, one of our retail shop butchers, demonstrated his skills as one of the six competing finalists in the Premier Young Butcher Competition 2014. John butchered and displayed his skills for five hours at Foodex held on the 25th March at the NEC, Birmingham.
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  • Meat Product Competition 2014
    Meat Product Competition at the NEC Birmingham, Monday 24th March 2014 Staff at Owen Taylors were ecstatic at the NEC to scoop two prestigious awards from one of the main national product competitions. Quality butchers from around the UK compete in this competition that is held only every two years.
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  • BPEX Regional Roadshow on Wednesday 5th March
    Our Food Safety Manager Lee Gould represented our company at the BPEX Regional Roadshow on Wednesday 5th March. Accompanying him was two of our rising stars from our manufacturing department: Chris salmon and Stacey Wilbur.
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  • Come Dine with our Leabrooks Shop
    The Television crew from the popular Channel 4 programme “Come Dine with Me” have recently descended on our retail shop in Leabrooks to film one of our customers who is appearing as a contestant on the show within the next few months.Our...
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  • Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2014
    Richard Taylor and staff from Owen Taylors were part of the 250 guests that attended the annual Derbyshire Food & drink Awards ceremony held at Proact Stadium in Chesterfield.We were delighted to support all our customers that had been shortlisted for the final.
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  • Wednesday 20th November – Smithfield Awards
    Owen Taylor & Sons competed in the Q Guild’s annual Smithfield Awards.This year we scooped five gold’s for our retail products of the Breakfast Mushroom, Country Special Sausage, Peppered Steak Burger, Haslet, and Bacon Steaks. We are extremely proud of this...
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  • Sunday 17th November - English Winter Fair 2013
    Owen Taylor & Sons competed in the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society’s annual Sausage, Pie, and Bacon Evaluation held at the English Winter Fair at Bingley hall Staffordshire.Richard Taylor attended the fair accompanied with two of the company’s primal butchers.
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Q Quild's 2017 Smithfield Awards