"The Guild represents skills, craftsmanship and above all, quality"

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"Welcome to the home of Britain’s best quality butchers.

We represent the highest quality butchers and independent meat retailers in the UK. Our 121 members from Inverness to Cornwall, serve £5 million worth of outstanding meat and related products to over a quarter of a million discerning UK consumers every week.

Our quality butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field. Quality, passion and craft skills run through their veins. The Q Guild brand is a seal of excellence."

- The Q Guild

"The Q Guild brand is a seal of excellence."

We have been a member of the Q Guild for over 17 years and its one of our proudest achievements to date. Being in the Q Guild, and one of only two in Cornwall, is a huge honour and we strive to always do our best to uphold both our name and the Q Guilds with high standards in knowledge, hygiene and, of course, quality.

"Our quality butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field. Quality, passion and craft skills run through their veins. The Q Guild brand is a seal of excellence."

Smithfield awards

The Q Guild's 'Smithfield Awards' are amongst the most prestigious in the industry and is widely regarded as one of the meat trade sector’s most high profile and challenging product evaluation events.

 

We began entering our products into the Smithfield Awards in 2015, in which we came away with 5 golds and 1 bronze award! With such a good start in our first competition we were determined to win more in the 2016 Awards. In 2016 we won 5 gold awards and 3 silver awards and 2017 saw us bring home 8 golds and 3 silver awards.

The 2018 awards event marked Q Guild national chairman Mark Turnbull’s last in the role, as he is stepping down this month following three years of service.

Commenting on the awards, Mark noted: “The Smithfield Awards are always a celebration of butchers who are the top of their game, combining traditional skills and knowledge with innovation; great taste with immaculate sourcing.

“The 2018 award winners demonstrate this superbly.”

Barden added: “Everything I’ve witnessed about the Q Guild of Butchers convinces me it’s an outstanding institution, representing some of the finest butchers the United Kingdom has to offer. The welfare of the animals, whose meat they sell and the farmers who rear them are of primary concern and in turn the customers who purchase their wares.

“Combine these with apprentice schemes and top-flight in house training and you produce leaders in their industry. I’m honoured to be involved with the awards and look forward to celebrating those who are at the zenith of the butchery profession.”