News for Dunbia

Great Taste Awards 2022

Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2022. We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised with 8 awards at the prestigious Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food. Judged by some of the most discerning palates,

Princess Royal opens Dunbia Highland Meats plant following £12m upgrade

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal has officially opened Dunbia’s Highland Meats’ upgraded facilities, following a £12m investment. The new facilities, which include upgrades to the abattoir and cutting areas at the Saltcoats plant, will support the long-term expansion of Highland Meats which employs over 320 staff. The Princess Royal

Dunbia named as Meat, Poultry & Seafood Company of the Year

We are thrilled to have won Meat, Poultry & Seafood Company of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards! Hosted by Cherry Healey of BBC2’s Inside the Factory, the prestigious event was held in London on Thursday 17 March 2022. The awards are the undisputed, original and best accolades,

Dunbia Butcher Awarded Highest Butchery Honour at London Awards

Congratulations to our Group Commercial Sales Manager, Marc Murphy, who has been awarded Institute of Meat (IoM) accredited Master Butcher status at their Annual Prize-giving event, held at Butchers Hall, London on 24th February. Marc is one of only 4 Master Butchers in Dunbia and one of less than 60

Food Safety Week 2022

The Groups annual Food Safety Week will take place across all sites from the 14th – 18th of February. The purpose of the event is to get employees interacting and learning about food safety through a range of engaging quizzes and activities, with the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes

Dunbia Announces £1m Investment to Tackle Agricultural Supply Chain Emissions

‘Bigger Steps for Smaller Footprints’ will measure carbon footprint of 500 farms Data to be independently verified by the Carbon Trust Project will support Dunbia’s science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions Dunbia, the UK division of Dawn Meats Group, is investing an initial £1m in a new multi-year, full supply

Craft Skills Scotland Awards 2021

Congratulations to our team at Highland Meats who have won ‘Training Partner of the Year’ at this year’s Craft Skills Scotland Awards held in Dundee, Scotland on the 24th of November. We would also like to congratulate our Butchery Academy Manager, Martin Neely, and our Butchery Trainer, Chris Brawls, who also received finalist trophies for the ‘Mentor of the Year’ category. 

New ‘Water Roadmap’ targets water security for the food and drink sector

50 leading UK food and drink companies officially support the new Water Roadmap to help deliver the UK’s Courtauld Commitment 2030 water target and UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Roadmap to improve quality and availability of water in 20 sourcing areas and work towards the target of sourcing 50% of the

Success at the 2021 Quality Food Awards

We are delighted to announce that a number of our products have received awards within the meat category at this year’s Quality Food Awards, which took place virtually on the 15-18 November.   The Quality Food Awards are the most prestigious awards for food and drink products; recognising and celebrating the best in retail

Dunbia Continues to Support the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Once again, Dunbia are proud to sponsor one the finest prime stock shows in Europe, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. The two-day event which takes place on the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells on the 29th and 30th of November, will be packed full of competitions and Christmas shopping

Dunbia wins Gold at the World Steak Challenge

Dunbia were delighted to receive recognition at the 2021 World Steak Challenge for the superior quality of their beef across a number of brands. Securing awards in all 3 steak categories, this prestigious event reaffirms the high-quality of our naturally better beef. Gold awards were secured across all brands entered

The Launch of Dunbia’s Sustainable Farming Programme – Farm Green

https://youtu.be/kuzLWxxVh5E Today Dunbia launch Farm Green, a new Sustainable Farming Programme, aiming to transfer knowledge and inspire the farming community to reach our shared sustainability goals. Working in collaboration with industry bodies, Young Farmers Clubs and Colleges, key information and resources will be contributed through Dunbia’s social media pages and

Great Taste Awards 2021

Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2021. We are proud to announce our Rose County 35 Day Dry Aged Native Breed Cote de Boeuf has been awarded the highest accolade of 3-stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards 2021. Only a

Dawn Meats cuts Science-Based Target emissions by 248,000 tons in 2020

• Group Sustainability Report shows reduction of over 248,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent • Scope 1 & 2 reduction of 59,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent • 100% of electricity used is from renewable sources of energy • Scope 3 reduction of 189,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent • 99% of livestock sourced from

Double Win at Meat Management Awards

Dunbia was delighted to accept the awards for ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ and winner of ‘Britain’s Best Burger’, at this year’s Meat Management Industry Awards. After holding a virtual ceremony online in 2020, this year the Meat Management Industry Awards welcomed a return to an in-person event hosted by football

Women In Meat Awards – Finalist

We are pleased to announce that our Group Management Accountant and Project Lead, Stacey Whelan has reached the finals of the prestigious Women in Meat Industry Awards. Stacey has been shortlisted in the Manufacturing/Processing category of the annual awards that recognise outstanding female talent and showcase the contributions that women

Dunbia Supports NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassador – Matthew Rollason

Dunbia’s Agriculture and R&D Project Team Leader, Matthew Rollason, successfully joined the NFU’s second Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme in 2020. At a crucial time for the livestock sector, the programme brings together groups of young, ambitious farmers who are working with the NFU to represent the next generation

Dunbia Supports Pride Month

Dunbia are proud to be supporting Pride month which began on June 1st. To commemorate this event, the company has temporarily changed its logo to represent the Pride colours. As an inclusive and diverse employer, Dunbia wants its colleagues to be proud of who they are and feel confident. The

GLOBAL MEAT SECTOR TO ENGAGE IN UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT

The global meat sector will be holding a Food Systems Dialogue on Wednesday 26 May (AEST) to inform the first-ever United Nations Food Systems Summit which will take place in New York in September. The inaugural Food Systems Summit is drawing on the input of global experts to identify sustainable

BRCGS Food Safety Certification Success

Each year our Dunbia sites undergo a BRCGS audit, but what does it mean for our sites to be BRC approved? The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certification gives our brand an internationally recognised certification and provides assurance to our customers that our product is safe, legal and of

Dunbia Marks International Women’s Day

Dunbia is marking this year’s International Women’s Day by hosting an Inspiring Women Competition, encouraging employees to share motivational quotes by women who inspired them. Dunbia are also encouraging team members to join this year’s campaign theme, ‘Choose to Challenge’ and will be making donations to several women’s charities who

Dunbia continues support of Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster

YFCU Agri Food Conference opened with stakeholder discussion on the future of the industry Follow up sessions included Brexit, finances, and sustainability   Last week, key supply chain representatives came together for the first session of the YFCU Virtual Agri Food Conference, forming a panel to answer pressing questions on

Food Safety Week Preparations 2021

Preparations are underway for the Group’s annual Food Safety Week which will run from the 8th to the 12th of February 2021. The purpose of the event is to get employees interacting and learning about food safety through a range of engaging quizzes and activities. Employees working from home will

2020 Quality Food Awards

The results of the 2020 Quality Food Awards have been revealed and we are pleased to announce that three of our products with Lidl have been recognised. The Lidl ‘Deluxe The Supreme Burger’ has been judged winner of the Burger category for 2020. Moreover, Lidl’s ‘Deluxe Dry Aged 36 Days

The Responsible Business Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce Dunbia has been recognised as a 2020 Responsible Business Champion in the Education Partnership category. The Responsible Business Awards seek to recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that are embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities. In

Christmas 2020 Quality Food Awards

We are delighted to announce that Dunbia has been judged the winner of the Lamb category at the Christmas 2020 Quality Food Awards. The winning product was our Asda Extra Special Lamb Guard of Honour with Sea Salt and Juniper Rub and a Cassis Jus.  “The panel were impressed with

Great Taste Awards 2020

Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2020. Out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, we are proud to announce our West Country Choice 28 Day Aged Picanha has been awarded the highest accolade of 3-stars at this year’s

Meat Management Award Winning

The biggest meat awards celebration We are proud to announce our Lidl GB Birchwood Minted Lamb Kebabs won the Meat Management Lamb Product of the Year 2020. Meat Management Industry Awards recognise the best manufacturers and producers, suppliers, retailers and organisations in the UK meat sector, and are voted for by the readers

Proud Sponsors of the British Farming Awards 2020

Dunbia is proud to sponsor the Sheep Innovator of the Year Award. British Farmers are the centre of sustainable agriculture, supporting them is vital, as they will be key to our future. It is important to celebrate UK agriculture and showcase the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the Farmers

Proudly Backing 24 Hours in British Farming

Every day, over four million farmers pride themselves on keeping the nation fed. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are relying on British farmers to dig deep and serve the nation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them. Farmers Guardian

Recognising outstanding female talent

We are pleased to announce that our, Group Agriculture Manager, Sarah Haire has reached the finals of the prestigious Women in Meat Industry awards. Sarah has been shortlisted in the Manufacturing/Processing category of the annual awards that recognise outstanding female talent and showcase the contributions that women make to the meat

Dawn Meats takes full control of UK joint venture

Following the announcement of Jim Dobson’s retirement, Dawn Meats will take full control of the Dunbia business that was jointly established in 2017, following the merger of their combined operations.  The business in the UK will continue to trade under the Dunbia brand and the same management team, offering customers

Make it Lamb in July

Summer has finally arrived and with it the new season for Spring Lamb. With the coolness of spring passing and the heat of the summer sun finally upon us, we can now enjoy the delicious delights of this truly mouth-wateringly tender meat. In season lamb is hard to beat. That’s

Farming Fortnight

Farming Fortnight is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of farming and food production and to educate young minds about where their food comes from. This is a LEAF Education initiative, which helps young people understand where their food comes from and why farming matters. The campaign runs for two

The Future of Food – Virtual Conference

Innovation Forum Virtual Conference This two-day virtual business conference will identify the main areas of opportunity and innovation within the food and beverage industry. The conference will assess how business can react to consumer trends and expectations, whilst building sustainable, resilient agricultural supply chains. Gill Higgins Head of CSR &

National BBQ Week 2020

Go for the Grill! As a result of the ongoing national emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic across the UK, the format of this year’s 24th National BBQ Week has been changed. Following social-distancing and stay-at-home rules, unfortunately there will be no BBQ RoadShows, instead the campaign will focus on

Water Saving Week 2020

This week is Water Saving Week 2020, hosted by Waterwise which is about spreading the word on how important saving water is for coping with climate change, keeping our environment healthy, and helping our communities to thrive. Since 2015 as a company we have made dramatic improvements in reducing water

“Make it” Campaign

Dunbia are proud to be supporting the “Make It” campaign. This is a major national consumer campaign encouraging consumers to “Make It” with beef.  is has been launched by AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC). The campaign is in response to the huge changes in demand

STOP FOOD WASTE DAY 2020

Stop Food Waste Day Stop Food Waste Day is about igniting change regarding the global food waste issue. The campaign does this by drawing attention to the problem, at the same time educating through engaging with society at all levels and sharing practical, creative and impactful ways we can all

Our Food Heroes

Passionate People Serving the Nation – We’re in this Together We are proud to support #FoodHeroes across the county, working hard to feed the nation. Our employees are playing an essential part in keeping the nation fed. We are extremely grateful and would like to thank each and every one

World Earth Day 2020

For World Earth Day we are joining the global conversation and we would like to share with you some facts, to help squash the negative misconceptions around meat and the environment. Sustainable Farming “The UK’s climate is suited to livestock, with rainfall making up over 99% of water needed to

Food Waste Action Week 2022

The second annual Food Waste Action Week begins today, Monday 7th of March, with television presenter Gregg Wallace taking the reins to raise people’s awareness of the huge impact of household food waste on climate change and share practical advice, food savvy behaviours and tips on how we can all