Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year



ABP UK is part of the ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading consumer food manufacturers. The food business specializes in supplying fresh and frozen meat and non-meat products to retailers, discounters and wholesale customers.

It has recently expanded and completed the 100% acquisition of Linden Foods (a previous joint venture) and has also welcomed Janan Meat into the ABP family, expanding its customer base.

The company focuses on innovation, particularly in its product offering, and has recently made an investment at its Ellesmere site to create a dedicated ready-to-cook production area, offering customers a convenience food format. It has also launched a plant-based meat substitute. It has a sustainability strategy to reduce environmental impact throughout the supply chain. The company employs approximately 5,000 people in the UK.


Dunbia is one of Europe’s leading food companies processing grass-fed beef and sheep from 12 sites in the UK.

Sustainability has been central to its business strategy for over 20 years and its aim is to provide quality meat products from sustainable sources to support “rural communities, human health and nature’s ecosystem”.

Due to a shortage of butchers and an aging workforce in the UK, he has created a Butcher Academy to create a steady stream of talented and enthusiastic butchers.


The business continues to invest for the future. Highland Meats has invested in the plant increasing processing capacity and sustainability. It also opened a new beef plant at its Llanybydder site in October, the first new beef abattoir in Wales for more than 20 years.