10th August 2023

Voting open for the 2023 Women in Meat Industry Awards

The skills and contributions of Scottish businesswomen involved in the meat industry are being recognised and celebrated through the prestigious Women in Meat Industry Awards, with a selection of categories including retail, butchery, food service, and training and education. These awards recognise outstanding women, and their contributions to the red meat sector and are driven by reader nominations and votes.

Shortlisted for the Trade Body award is Kate Rowell, QMS Chair, and nominee for the Rising Star Award is Beth Alexander, QMS Monitor Farm Programme Manager. Nine other women involved in Scotland’s red meat supply chain have been shortlisted in a range of categories, they are: Sarah Frew, an assessor with Craft Skills Scotland, three of the Campbell Brothers’ team – Amy Marshall, Vicky Parsons and Sarah McNeil, Laura Black the owner of Cooper Quality Butchers, Ariane Bennett a butcher with DH Robertson, Wendy McKay, Bakery Manager with John M Munro Butchers, Katherine Werner Towler of Simon Howie Butchers and Lynne Struthers of Chapman Butchers.

QMS Chief Executive, Sarah Millar says, “It’s just great to see both Kate and Beth being recognised, alongside nine other very talented women who are so dedicated to the industry and inspiring others, we are looking forward to celebrating all the amazing women in the red meat sector on the awards’ night.”

You can vote from shortlisted nominees in each category; an overall winner will be selected by a panel of respected industry judges – someone who has made or is making an exceptional contribution to the UK meat industry. Award winners will be announced at the Women in Meat Industry Awards Ceremony on 17 November, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

Please cast your votes by 29 August, at: Women in Meat Industry Awards | An event celebrating the success of women in the meat industry (womeninmeatawards.com).

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