Lishman’s Butchers is crowned top of the shops

Top of the shops. Father and daughter David and Emma Lishman are pictured after Lishmans Butchers in Ilkley won UK Butchers Shop of the Year, joined by Meat Trade Journals deputy editor Aidan Fortune, left.
Top of the shops. Father and daughter David and Emma Lishman are pictured after Lishmans Butchers in Ilkley won UK Butchers Shop of the Year, joined by Meat Trade Journals deputy editor Aidan Fortune, left.

Lishman’s Butchers in Ilkley has been named the best in Britain at a glittering ceremony in London.

The Leeds Road shop scooped North of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year as well as the overall UK Best Butcher’s Shop accolade in the awards run by the Meat Trades Journal.

David Lishman and his daughter Emma received the double honour at a presentation ceremony staged at County Hall, London, on Monday.

David said: “This is the undoubted highlight and the pinnacle of our numerous achievements in the meat trades awards arena over many years. UK Butchers Shop of the Year is the one we all want to win. We were up against some of the best butchers in the land. To be chosen as the best of the best is a glowing tribute.

“This year alone, we have invested close on £250,000 in new in-house smoking, charcuterie and bakery facilities. We are constantly trying to improve and develop the business and this superb success is an all-round team effort. We are absolutely over the moon.”

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