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Britain’s Best Butchers Shop 2017

Simpsons Butchers of Heckington have recently been named Britain’s Best Butchers Shop 2017 by leading industry trade magazine Meat Management at an illustrious black tie dinner award ceremony on 28th June at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel to cap off a memorable few years for the Lincolnshire butchers.

This prestigious award follows in the footsteps of continual recognition within the industry, which includes being crowned Meat Trades Journal Britain’s Butchers Shop of The Year 2015, Midlands and East of England’s Butchers Shop of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015 as well as the Lincolnshire Poacher Butcher of The Year 2014-2016 and 2016-2018, membership to the elite Q-Guild of butchers and many more regional titles.

Once Simpsons were nominated on the short list for this national award they were visited by two prominent members of the meat trade, who judged the shop on all aspects of the business including traceability, quality of produce, butchering standards, display, staff knowledge, shop layout and customer service.

Gary went on to say

“We are delighted to be named Britain’s Best Butchers Shop for the second time in eighteen months. It’s testament to everyone’s hard work involved with Simpsons Butchers. A huge thank you must go to all our loyal customers who recognise the hard work that goes into the business.

“The recognition we have received from the industry nationwide over the last few years has been nothing short of spectacular. Hopefully we are putting butchery in Lincolnshire firmly on the map. Over the last couple of years we have had parties come and visit from France, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Scotland and numerous businesses from the rest of the UK.

“As well as the natural growth of the company we have big plans for the future too, although I cant go into details as yet, it should be a period of excitement for everyone involved”.


(L to R) Craig Woodhall of Raps (sponsors), Steff Munks, Freddy Creedon, Gary Simpson of Simpsons Butchers and Miles Jupp – Comedian and Presenter.