Anthony Langton, an employee of Celtica – a division of Castell Howell Foods Ltd became one of only 50 butchers in the UK to be awarded Institute of Meat (IoM) accredited Master Butcher status at their Annual Awards, held at The Butchers Hall, London on 20th February.
The event, held by The Institute of Meat and The Worshipful Company of Butchers, has been running for over a quarter of a century and seeks to celebrate and reward individual achievement in the meat industry.
Anthony was presented with his award by Keith Fisher (F.Inst.M), Chief Executive of the Institute of Meat and Tim Dumenil, Master of The Worshipful Company of Butchers. Commenting on the award, Fisher, himself a fourth generation Master Butcher, said: ‘‘Being granted Institute of Meat accredited Master Butcher status is one of the highest accolades a butcher can achieve. We do not make such awards lightly and in fact only consider applications from the most experienced and skilful butchers.’
Asked what joining the elite ranks of Master Butchers meant to him, Anthony (MB.Inst.M) said,
‘It’s a fantastic feeling to be recognised for something that I absolutely love and I’ve always worked hard to be the very best I can be. Being part of the Celtica team has enabled me to excel in my trade and they have supported my development every step of the way’.
Anyone wanting more information on the Institute of Meat Annual Awards should contact Sheryl Horne at the Institute of Meat, email@example.com