CN Wright, from Codnor, has won nine awards at the 2012 Smithfield Awards, a national product evaluation which is among the most coveted in the meat industry.
Codnor butcher CN Wright has won nine awards at the 2012 Smithfield Awards, a national product evaluation which is among the most coveted in the meat industry.
The prestigious awards are organised by the Q Guild of Butchers, which is the UK’s top independent butchers’ organisation.
The evaluation consists of eight categories. Within each, products can win one of four awards- Diamond, Gold, Silver or Bronze. One of the Diamond award products is then selected as the overall winner of the evaluation. More than 400 products from Q Guild members across the UK were assessed in the product evaluation by an independent panel of judges, made up of both industry experts and lay judges.
CN Wright won eight Gold awards for its pork sausages, pork and sage sausage, pork and tomato sausages, ox tongue, cooked brisket, dry cured middle bacon and its traditional pork pie. It also won one Silver award for its pork pie.
Arthur Wright, owner, commented: “We’re thrilled that our products have been recognised in the Smithfield Awards, and we’re especially proud to have received so many Gold awards. As a Q Guild member, we regard ourselves as among Britain’s best butchers, and these awards prove that we have the products to match. Winning a Smithfield Award definitely adds value and prestige to our business as a whole.”
The awards ceremony took place on 6th November 2012 at Butchers Hall in London. Broadcaster and food critic Jay Rayner attended and presented CN Wright with its awards.
Established in 1986, The Q Guild promotes traditional craft skills and