Meat Management Awards 2015

Asda Butcher’s Selection Roast in the Bag Sage & Onion Pork Loin Joint, manufactured by Cranswick Country Foods, won the Best Pork/Pig meat product at the2015 Meat Management Awards.

The annual Meat Management Awards were held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 30th June with special guest, entertainer and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin.

The roast in the bag sage & onion pork loin joint was developed by Cranswick in conjunction with Asda to create a versatile and convenient ‘direct to the oven’ traditional roast pork loin joint.

The product is aimed at the affordable weekend roast and mid-week treat market. It is sealed in an ovenable bag and steam cooks at a significantly reduced cooking time, with leftover recipes included on the packaging.

Cranswick is delighted with the award. New Product Development Manager at Cranswick Country Foods, Gary Scott, said:

“It is truly excellent to receive industry recognition for everybody’s hard work, and a big thank you to Tricia Sykes and the wider Asda team for their support and input in the development process.”


Ben Wingfield Finalist in the Young Manager of the Year Award

Ben Wingfield has been named as a finalist in the Young Manager of the Year awards at the annual Meat Management Awards 2015.

Ben joined Cranswick in 2011 on the graduate training scheme – ahead of 700 other applicants. After 18-months he took on a management role at a brand new retail packing site for a major retailer.

Ben then moved to the despatch department at Cranswick’s Preston site as a senior supervisor and deputy to the department manager, managing 90 staff, across four shifts.

Having gained valuable experience Ben was offered his first permanent role in the retail packing department in Preston, managing 130 staff.

Ben’s goal moving forwards is to become a key and influential member of the senior management team. He said:

“I am confident that if I carry on improving and developing as I have over the past years, I will be able to reach my goals and aspirations within the business.”