Bishop Burton apprentice, Elliott Tong, was named Best New Apprentice at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) Annual Awards, held at The Butchers Hall in London, on 20th February.
Elliott, who competed against apprentices from around the country, works for Cranswick Foods near Hull and has been studying with Bishop Burton since January 2019.
Award winners were presented with their certificate of achievement by Keith Fisher (F.Inst.M), Chief Executive of the Institute of Meat. In addition to their certificate, Elliott was also awarded a cheque to the value of £250 and a year’s free membership of the Institute of Meat.
The IoM and WCB Annual Awards has been running for over a quarter of a century and seeks to recognise and celebrate individual achievement in the meat industry.
Commenting on the awards, Fisher, himself a fourth generation Master Butcher, said,
"The awards are our way of giving back to those whose effort and dedication helps to ensure that the meat industry remains a vibrant and rewarding sector to work in. Every year I’m astounded at the quality of the nominations and it makes me very proud to award such deserving apprentices. They are the future of our industry, and from the winners we’ve awarded this year I feel it is a future in very safe hands."
Paul Nicholson, Coach and Assessor in Butchery at Bishop Burton, who trained Elliott, said,
“Elliot has done fantastically well since starting his apprentice, his work is outstanding and he has been exceptionally eager to learn.
He is always willing to help others and show them how to improve their skills and knowledge."
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