Crosby Butchery Training is pleased to announce its recent success in winning the “Training Scheme of the Year” at the Meat Management Awards on Thursday 15th September 2022.
Crosby Butchery Training has delivered high-quality Butchery Apprenticeships and Qualifications since 1997. We were instrumental in the design and build of both the Butcher and Advanced Butchery apprenticeship standards. In doing so we drew upon the heritage of our sister company Walter Smith so we know that elements of these standards have evolved over literally hundreds of years.
Crosby’s vision is to inspire people to fulfil their potential and go beyond. Our team of professional trainers is a perfectly balanced blend of long-standing experience coupled with the digital know-how of the young members.
Trainers Chris and Tara played a pivotal role in working with the Institute for Apprenticeships, Worshipful Company of Butchers, Institute of Meat, FDQ & OAL in establishing End-Point-Assessment flexibilities to facilitate remote assessment during Covid.
Crosby’s Team is focused on promoting, attracting and retaining new entrants to the industry so that our wonderful tradition of being highly skilled craftspeople is cherished and maintained into the future.
We’re blessed to be working with a huge number of dedicated employers to develop the skills of their people in the interests of enhancing productivity within the meat industry and contributing to the UK’s economic performance in the 21st century.
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Kevin Langtree, (Paul Zerdin Host), Matthew Fisher, Colin Taylor, Chris Riley, Tara McCaffrey, Lily O’Brien, (Chris Keenan Host).
Chris Riley, Head of Delivery at Crosby Butchery Training said:
“We’re all so thankful to win this award. It really shows the dedication of our trainers over at Crosby and all of the hard work they continue to put in day after day.
The innovations and adaptations we’ve all had to face in the past few years are definitely reflected in this award. It shows the growth and opportunity there is in the industry and how much further we can go, developing the skills of more butchers, abattoir workers and supply chain practitioners in the meat industry, through the use of apprenticeships.
Over the years we’ve taken full advantage of the wisdom of people like Bill Jermey, Keith Fisher, Roger Kelsey, Dick Van Lewin, Terry Fennell, Peter Allen, Robert Jones etc., many of whom will be involved in these awards and present on the night, we thank you.
To the wider team at Crosby, our office support, and friends over at Walter Smith, which is where this journey first began, we thank you all too.
We can’t wait to keep the industry alive and keep making the butchers of tomorrow as excellent as the ones here today!”
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all our trainers, apprentices, and their employers. A special mention to the three apprentices who joined us on the evening, Ben Overson (Level 3 Advanced Butcher Apprentice at Walter Smith), Sam Garson-Pilbeam (Level 2 Butcher Apprentice at Walter Smith) and Steven Jones (recently completed Level 2 Butcher Apprentice at Hartley Farm Shop).
Do you think an apprenticeship would help you, or your colleague progress and upskill their careers? Why not take a look at the apprenticeships we offer at Crosby or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.