A Northampton firm has received a top award after 30 years in the meat processing industry.
Houghton Hams, based in Moulton Park, picked up the Small Processor of the Year Award in the annual Meat and Poultry Processing Awards ceremony.
Houghton Hams excelled in the criteria of Innovation, Community and People and judges were impressed with the company’s approach to sustainability.
Owner Nigel Wagstaff said: “It was a real honour to be up on stage but it is the Houghton Hams team that is behind this success, not just me. This is for everyone and I am delighted to be able to take this back to Northampton.
“I don’t think money could buy the ward. Companies can now look at us with a different perception of what we can achieve for them as a supplier. Within the industry, it’s a great award for us to win. We’ll savour it and enjoy the year”.
The awards took place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Manchester.