Dunbia butcher joins butchery elite at national prizegiving

Dunbia butcher joins butchery elite at national prizegiving 1

We are extremely proud to have another Master Butcher within our midst at Dunbia. Congratulations to Anthony Davies who has been accepted as an Institute of Meat (IoM) accredited Master Butcher, joining a select group of less than 70 top level butchers nationwide. Anthony Davies MB.Inst.M received his much prized title at the Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers Annual Prizegiving, which took place at the ancestral home of the meat industry, Butchers Hall, London, on 23rd February.

The long running event seeks to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the meat industry. Alongside awards for exceptional apprentices, the prizegiving is where the highest levels of attainment in butchery are acknowledged, with the granting of Institute of Meat accredited Master Butcher (M.Inst.M) status to a select few accomplished butchers.

Anthony was presented with his award by Bill Jermey, Chairman of the Institute of Meat. Presiding over the event was Keith Fisher (F.Inst.M), Chief Executive of the IoM and himself a fourth generation Master Butcher.

Anthony, who is now one of five Master Butchers at Dunbia, has worked at our Llanybydder site since his school days when it was then owned by Oriel Jones. He had a two-year spell in London, studying at Smithfield College and working at the famous Smithfield Market, before returning to Llanybydder where he has progressed from working as a foreman to now being Operations Manager of the site boning hall. 

When asked what the award means, Anthony commented:

“To be awarded Master Butcher by the Institute of Meat is a great honour for me as I have been involved in the meat industry all my life. Working closely with farmers, customers and different equipment and packaging suppliers from across the world over the years has given me great pleasure in achieving a sustainable outcome in the food chain. Achieving this accolade would not have been possible without the support of my family, work colleagues from across the Group, and friends across the industry.”


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