National Butchers Week

National Butchers Week

13/3/2018 - Posted in: General news

Butchery’s not just for boys

Being National Butchers Week this week and International Women’s Day only last week it seems a good time to highlight the success of Hannah Blakey, an apprentice butcher from Yorkshire.

Hannah has just been awarded Apprentice of the Year by the York Butchers Gild. This is just the tip of the iceberg of her many achievements though.

In the last two years Hannah has:

  • Achieved 2nd place whilst competing with the British Beefeaters team in the World Butchers Challenge, set on the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Qualified to represent Wales in the WorldSkills Butchery competition in Birmingham
  • Travelled to Perth, Australia to compete in the Lifeline Young Butchers Competition

All this and she’s only 18. As the slogan says, ‘GET IN, GO FAR’


Find out more about our butchery apprenticeship here