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East Yorkshire business wins national meat and poultry award

East Yorkshire business wins national meat and poultry award


The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business are celebrating after winning a prestigious meat and poultry industry award.


A heat recovery project undertaken by Soanes Poultry in conjunction with Beverley based DK Heat Recovery earned the Middleton on the Wolds business a win in the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award at the Meat and Poultry Processing Awards that were held in Manchester recently.


Soanes Poultry's General Manager, Nigel Upson is delighted to have won the award: "We have a very keen environmental policy and energy management policy and have invested heavily in energy saving and renewable technology.


"It's very rewarding to have our environmental initiatives recognised and applauded by leading industry professionals."


The award winning entry revealed how the installation of a heat recovery system produces 39,000 litres of free hot water each day; a saving that translates to 92 tonnes of carbon per annum.

The eighth Meat & Poultry Processing Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation by processors and processing companies who are driving forward initiatives and improvements in both the home and export markets.



Photo:L to R Graham Stewart MP Ken Riley from DK Heat Revovery and Nigel Upson from Soanes

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Notes to editors

  1. For more information aboutSoanes Poultry, please

  2. Keep up to date withSoanes Poultry's news on the business bloghere.

  3. Soanes Poultry supplies its chicken and other poultry to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.

  4. The firm also sources game which it distributes through a game processor. For more information about game available fromSoanes Poultry, please

  5. Soanes Poultry is accredited under the BritishRetail Consortium Food Safety Standard A Grade and the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Standard.

  6. The business was awarded aGreat Taste Awardfrom the Guild of Fine Food for its whole chicken.