Monday, 12 March 2012
Keep up with some more of the excellent coverage the CA Awards have generated following the 7th March Parliamentary finals.
The Leinster Leader reported "Top of the Chops for Kilcullen butcher Nolan", quoting owner James Nolan on being crowned the best butcher in the UK & Ireland: “It was a surreal and wonderful feeling to be there, representing Kilcullen. I had to pinch myself. There I was surrounded by Lords and Ladies, and me a butcher from Kilcullen in the midst of it all. We’ve won lots of awards before, but this was the cherry on top.” http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/business/top-of-the-chops-for-kilcullen-butcher-nolan-1-3623659
The Ilkley Gazette reported that the Princess Royal has asked to visit CA Award winning butcher Lishman's of Ilkley on her forthcoming tour. Read why in "Beer and bangers on the menu for Princess Anne's visit to Ilkley". http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/news_local/9592255.Beer_and_bangers_on_the_menu_for_Princess_Anne_s_visit_to_Ilkley/
The Salisbury Journal published a piece entitled "Crown for Ludwell stores" quoting owner Jo James as saying: “We were surprised as we’re quite a little shop. All the customers were very supportive and thought we would win but we didn’t think we would get right through to the national finals. I would like to thank all our customers and staff who have supported us so much throughout the competition." http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/salisbury/salisburynews/9588162.Crown_for_Ludwell_stores/
The Grocer magazine published a piece entitled: "Nolan's is best butcher bar none" reporting that "Irish butcher Nolan’s of Kilcullen has been named the best butcher shop in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales at the Countryside Alliance’s annual awards in London. Nolan’s beat 3,000 other entries to secure the win." http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/companies/traditional-retailers/nolans-is-best-butcher-bar-none/227266.article
In early March the Daily Telegraph, supporter of the Village Shop/ Post Office Award, revealed the category winner to be Ludwell stores, reporting ".....more than 1,000 people a week come to shop here. And the minute you walk through the door, you know why." Read "Countryside Alliance Awards: Britain’s best village shop" by Chris Middleton http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/9125981/Countryside-Alliance-Awards-Britains-best-village-shop.html