About The Award
A retailer selling a good range of Kent produced meat. They will be required to provide evidence of traceability to substantiate this for judging.
Sponsored by Furley PageFurley Page Solicitors has a long history of working with the farming community in Kent and is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Butcher Category. The firm strongly supports local food and drink producers, which is easy in Kent as the quality of our local produce is second to none. With environmental consciousness now so important, buying locally and avoiding the associated carbon footprint of shipping meat thousands of miles, is key to a sustainable future. The Butcher Category is voted for by the public and includes a mystery shopper tasked with scrutinising the skills and experience of our butchers and looking at the key role they play in bringing us quality local food from the farmer to the shop. Leading the sponsorship is our Senior Associate Deborah Geering, whose family has a small local farm. She is an ardent supporter of the traceability of food and the conditions that animals are kept in and wants consumer focus to be on the quality of meat rather than the quantity. furleypage.co.uk