Online Business of the Year Finalists!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Eat Great Meat is a finalist in the Farm Shop & Deli’s 2018 Awards! We are one of three finalists in the ‘online business of the year’ category. A prestigious and competitive award, with online butchers, grocers, cheese-makers and farm shops from across the country competing, we are very proud to have been named one of the finalists.

Farm Shop & Deli 2018 Award

the finalist team photoThe process started back in November 2017 when Farm Shop & Deli’s board of judges met to deliberate and evaluate all the high quality businesses that were put forward. This was followed by secret visits to our shop and orders to our fantastic online butchers’ website before we were announced as finalists.

The panel is made up of a range of different food professionals, including Nigel Barden (Chair of Judges), Elaine Lemm (Co Chair of Judges), Holly Shackleton (Editor of Speciality Food) and John Gill (Head of Commercial Operations & Buyer at Booths). This team of experts know what to look for in the very best, which is why we’re so excited to have been named a finalist.


Chris McNeill, the editor and owner of Delicatessen Magazine and one of the judges for the competition, expressed what exactly they were looking for in a finalist and winner. “When scoring I was looking for the businesses that are doing it for the love of the food and produce they are selling, rather than running it just as a place of business, it was great to find those who are really putting their heart and soul into it.”

We love that it’s not just our fantastic service and high quality produce that captured the judges attention, but the ethos and heart behind Eat Great Meat. As one of the best online butchers, our priority is ensuring that every single customer gets quality products and the best service, no matter where in the country they’re ordering from.

2018 is the fifth year of the awards and their reputation is growing among a huge number of different sectors in the food industry. It’s fantastic to have been named a finalist in an award that celebrates dedication to excellence, quality of service, product innovation and community involvement.

Announcing the Winner

The winner of the ‘online business of the year’ award, and all the other categories, will be announced on the 16th of April at the Farm Shop and Deli show in Birmingham. We’re really excited to see the results of the finals in all the categories – especially online business of the year!

If you want to come and celebrate with us, the Farm Shop & Deli Show runs from Monday 16 April to Wednesday 18 April 2018. You can register for free at The award will be announced on Monday the 16th at 3.30pm – we would love to see you there!