Local butcher S Collins & Son is celebrating after being named as Runner – Up in the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2011, a prestigious national competition. 

S Collins & Son a Q Guild butcher based in Muirhead, Glasgow are finalists for the third successive year, which is open to butchers from all over the UK. 

Organised by the Meat Trades Journal, the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards cover butchers’ shops around the country, and aim to highlight the best businesses in butchery, attracting some of the best operators in the UK. 
The winner from each regional category will go head-to-head to see which one is declared the overall best butcher’s shop in the UK. The judges visit each shop in a bid to select the category winners. 

The family run business established 57years ago, S Collins & Son the current West of Scotland Steak Pie Champion has won a raft of awards in recent years and has just received a double A audit standard in Quality Standards and Health & Hygiene in a recent external audit. 

Stewart Collins of S Collins & Son, said: “The support of the local community and the hard working staff along with the Q Guild has been a major contributing factor in raising and maintaining the high standards of our business. We’re thrilled to be finalists in the competition and to be recognised for our hard work.” 

The final was held at the Landmark Hotel in London, on Wednesday 16th November. 

S Collins & Son have again tasted success in the Butcher Shop of the Year competition 2011, 
The family run butchers from Muirhead, is a finalist for the third successive year in the prestigious national competition. 

The final will be held at the prestigious Landmark Hotel in London on Wednesday 16th November 2011. 

The Muirhead butchers impressed the judges in the competition that attracted over 100 entries from all over Scotland. Judges from the meat trade, catering, media and consumer sectors evaluated the shops in the event which was organised by the The Meat Trades Journal, and sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland. 

“A continuous focus on product innovation means that at butchers like S Collins & Son you will find locally produced beef, lamb and pork, freshly made Steak Pies, sausages, and Haggis all spiced up with innovations that are a real treat. This achievement is a true a credit to the imagination and skill that you come to take for granted at S Collins & Son. This Butcher is a discerning meat buyer specially selecting their stock to ensure their customers can shop with confidence and eat with pleasure.” 

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