Moira meat company given pride of place

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PREMIUM beef from award winning Hannan Meats of Moira, an Invest Northern Ireland client company, was given pride of place by a top chef at the start of the prestigious London Restaurant Week.

Celebrity chef Mark Hix also marked the achievement of Hannan Meats in winning the Supreme Champion title in this year’s prestigious UK Great Taste Awards by organising a unique ‘Carnivore’s Feast’ at one of his high-end restaurants with a complete menu of beef from Hannan Meats.

Invest NI also sponsors the Northern Ireland regional category in the Great Taste Awards, an initiative by the UK Guild of Fine Foods, to highlight the quality and innovation underpinning food from around the United Kingdom. As well as winning the Supreme Title in the awards, Hannan was also named Northern Ireland Regional Winner.

Hannan Meats was among almost 50 Northern Ireland food and drink companies to win gold stars in this year’s awards. Hannan also set a UK record by winning 26 gold stars. The company, in addition, was among three Northern Ireland companies to have products listed among the Top 50 UK foods.

Hannan Meats, led by Managing Director Peter Hannan, was only the second Northern Ireland company to win the Supreme Champion award. The first was McCartney’s Butchers, also based in Moira, winner of the Supreme Champion title in 2011/12.