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Driffield business wins two national poultry awards

Driffield business wins two national poultry awards


The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business is celebrating after winning two industry awards.


Middleton on the Wolds based Soanes Poultry beat stiff competition from Chippindale Foods and Joice and Hill Poultry to win Poultry Business of the Year, and the manager of sister company, Clive Soanes Broilers' flagship farm, Graham Bell won Unit Manager of the Year award at the National Egg and Poultry Awards last week.


Business leaders from all the major egg and poultry firms, representatives from industry bodies and egg and poultry producers met in London for the awards ceremony, drinks reception and gala dinner to celebrate the achievements from across the spectrum of the sector.


Cricketing broadcaster, Jonathan Agnew hosted the ceremony at the Hilton Bankside Hotel on London, where a total of 13 awards were handed out, covering all aspects of the industry from investment in poultry processing, through to innovation in extra nutritious eggs, through to excellence in veterinary services.


"We were delighted to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards and are delighted with our success, especially given the calibre of our competitors. Congratulations to Graham and the factory team for their well-deserved awards," said Claire Wright, MD of Clive Soanes Broilers.


The National Egg and Poultry Awards was launched in 2018 as an annual event by Poultry Business magazine and Lewis Business Media to recognise excellence and innovation in the egg and poultry sectors. The judging panel included BPC chief executive Richard Griffiths, turkey farmer Paul Kelly, BEIC chief executive Mark Williams, poultry farmer Charles Bourns, NFU poultry advisor Aimee Mahony, specialist in poultry veterinary medicine Kannan Ganapathy, and Poultry Business editor Chloe Ryan.


Soanes Poultry is an award-winning family-owned business that has been rearing and preparing chicken since 1947. It sells chicken to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.




PhotoL - R Graham Bell and Claire Wright from Clive Soanes Broilers and Nigel Upson from sister company, Soanes Poultry. Nigel Upson, Claire Wright and Graham Bell


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