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We're proud winners of a Food and Drink Federation Growth award 30/09/2017

Thanks, FDF for this press release about our recent award win:

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Ltd has won the ‘Regional Growth Business’ award for Northern and Central England at last night’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. The ceremony, held at The Brewery in central London last night, celebrated the success of the food and drink manufacturing industry and the dedication of the people who work in it.

The ‘Regional Growth Business’ awards recognise companies that have demonstrated growth in their region and beyond, whether that be through sales, capacity, resource expansion, new product lines or impressive first-year achievements.

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Ltd, based near Driffield in East Yorkshire, has shown significant growth in the last three years since they began trading in 2014. To overcome practical and financial challenges, the company has used innovative methods such as investing in an on-farm butchery unit and butcher, investing in a catering trailer and maximising on marketing and communications to raise awareness of their unique brand.  

The company’s successful growth has been reflected in an increase in turnover and profit, as well as through them taking home a range of regional and national awards. The company’s cuts, gourmet burgers, award winning pies and biltong are currently available online on their website, as well as at selected restaurants throughout the UK, as well as in retail from family run food retailer The Balloon Tree in York and selected butchers nationwide.

The category was sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP. Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. The UK Grant Thornton member firm provides services to over 40,000 privately held businesses, public interest entities and individuals.

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, said:

“It is thrilling to see such an innovative and creative company have great success in a short period of time. The challenges that The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Ltd have overcome demonstrate the strength and versatility of the business, and I wish them every success for the future.”

Trefor Griffith, head of food and beverage at Grant Thornton UK LLP, commented:

“Grant Thornton is once again delighted to be supporting the Growth Business category for this year's Food and Drink Federation Awards. Businesses have been navigating an uncertain environment following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, so it is great to see dynamic businesses like The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Ltd unlocking their potential for growth. We're delighted to be able to celebrate the contribution businesses like The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Ltd make to their region, the sector and the UK as a whole as we continue to work with leading food and drink firms across the UK.”