Appleby’s Low Howgill Butchers and Deli have been shortlisted for a North West award focusing on how businesses evolved and developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jennie and Steve Allison, of Bolton, have run the business from their shop in Boroughgate since 2015 after several years of operating on a mobile basis.
They have been announced as nominees in this year’s Farm Shop and Deli Awards in the North West region butcher category – the only Eden business to make the shortlist across the award categories.
Jennie said: “This year the awards have focused on how your business has evolved and developed over the year to cope with the pandemic.
“The judges are looking into how businesses supported their local communities and the local supply chain.
“I was able to explain about the system we set up in Appleby to provide the local community with deliveries from all the shops in the town.
“We also helped other businesses in the town by selling their produce through our shop to provide some income when they could not open.”
The 2021 Farm Shop and Deli Awards are run in partnership with The Grocer and sponsored by Garofalo and Food and Drink Wales, and is celebrating the UK’s specialist retailers for their courageous commitment shown to their customers, communities, staff and suppliers this year.
This year, organisers received 153 entries, which are now being evaluated by an expert judging panel led by broadcaster and journalist Nigel Barden
Winners will be announced on Monday 5th July at the Farm Shop and Deli Show, NEC Birmingham.
Shortlisted alongside Low Howgills in the North West region section of the awards is Bells Fishmongers, based in Carlisle, and in the online category is Ginger Bakers, of Kendal.