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Driffield businesses shortlisted in national poultry awards


Driffield businesses shortlisted in national poultry awards


The teams at two East Yorkshire poultry businesses are celebrating after being shortlisted in a national poultry awards scheme.


Middleton on the Wolds based Soanes Poultry and Clive Soanes Broilers have been shortlisted in three categories of the National Egg and Poultry Awardsthat celebrate achievement, excellence and best practice in the sector.


The National Egg and Poultry Awards arebacked by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), the British Poultry Council (BPC) and the National Farmers' Union (NFU). Soanes Poultry has reached the final of the Processor of the Year award, Clive Soanes Broilers has reached the final of the Poultry Business of the Year and Farm Manager Dave Hannibal has been shortlisted for the Unit Manager of the Year award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at theHilton Bankside Hotel on Tuesday 9thJuly.


Soanes Poultry faces competition from Moy Park and Ambry for the Processor Award, Clive Soanes Broilers is in the final of the Poultry Business Award withGressingham Foods, Noble Foods  and Skea Eggs and Dave Hannibal's opponents in the Unit Manager of the Year are Edward Hololob from Noble Foods and Adrian Marc from EC Drummond.


Claire Wright, MD of Clive Soanes Broilers and FD of Soanes Poultry is delighted with the news: "I'm delighted and proud that both businesses have reached the final of not one, but three awards at these prestigious national awards against some much, much bigger businesses. We are one of the smallest independent poultry businesses in the UK  and it's a credit to our hard-working teams that we have been shortlisted."


Named after the son of the founder of Soanes Poultry, Clive Soanes Broilers has been rearing chicken for Soanes Poultry since 1947. Clive Soanesgrew the business from the 1950s until his retirement in the 1990s.Soanes Poultry sells chicken to butchers and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire and to wholesalers, catering butchers and restaurants nationwide.




PhotoL - R Ben Lee, Claire Wright, Dave Hannibal Ben Lee Claire Wright Dave Hannibal


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2.      For more information about Clive Soanes Broilers, please visit

3.      For more information about the NEPA awards, please visit