Dawn Meats will proudly supply PGI West Country Choice Prime English Beef to feature on the menu for over 120 distinguished guests attending the luncheon at the Lord Mayor of London’s Show on 8th November 2014.
One of the best known annual events in London as well as one of the longest-established, the Lord Mayor’s Show has marched through 799 years of London history and is now bigger than ever before. The modern procession is over three and a half miles long, featuring more than 7,000 people and is cheered on by a crowd of around half a million people and watched live on the BBC by millions more.
A number of Dawn Meats employees will be participating in the parade as part of the contingent from the Worshipful Company of Butchers, one of the seven oldest of the City of London Livery Companies.
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Dawn Meats scooped Winner of the ‘Best Ready Meal Product’ at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014 on 10th July 2014 in the Hilton Park Lane, London.
With over 500 industry professionals in attendance each year, these awards have grown to become one of the most prestigious events in the industry calendar. Rewarding excellence in retail success and the manufacturing of meat, poultry and fish products, these awards acknowledge those that push the boundaries and drive the industry forward to greater heights.
Dawn Meats were delighted to accept Winner of the ‘Best Ready Meal Product’ for their product as supplied to Asda, Extra Special Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Asian Glaze.
Kristian Gabrielsen, Asda Account Manager, Dawn Meats, said “This is a fantastic achievement. We are passionate about innovation and winning this award is testament to our dedicated team, who work throughout the year with enthusiasm and pride to create award winning quality products that offer consumers real convenience”.
A fantastic achievement, congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this award winning product from the initial development stages through to its successful launch.
On May 17th 2014, Dawn Meats entered two teams of four into the Asda Challenge event in aid of Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Care Campaign. 24 teams of four took part in one of the toughest challenges in the UK which elements of the race were based on the SAS selection course.
Dawn Devils: Marcus Sherreard, Kristian Gabrielsen, Renatas Ptytnikas and Robert Wilcox
Dawn Dynamos: Tim Higgins, David Shapland, Ceri Davies and David Angell
The challenge was one of the most gruelling charity team events Dawn Meats has ever entered. The race involved teams completing a 10 mile run across Pen-Y-Fan which is part of the Fan Dance route, followed by a 36 mile cycle which was split half way with a 1.5 mile canoe race across Llangors Lake.
However, as per Murphy’s Law, there was an unsuspected twist at the end of the race! Just when the teams thought they could keel over and breathe a sigh of relief having passed what they thought was the finish line… cue “The Sickener”. Teams had to each carry a 20kg sack of coal across a further 100 metres to the true finish line.
For those that were not too battered and bruised, well deserved prize giving and celebrations took place after the event in the Brecon Rugby Club where it was announced that, Dawn Devils came in 2nd place overall at a time of 05:28:45 and Dawn Dynamos came in 7th overall at a time of 06:25:03. Also worthy of a mention, Dawn Devils managed to pip all teams to the post on the 10 mile run leg of the race by coming in 1st place!
Congratulations to both teams on such a fantastic achievement and in aid of such a great cause!
Dawn Meats was crowned winner of the CSR award at the annual JDW supplier conference held on 6th June in Daventry.
This award has recognised and rewarded Dawn Meats for pushing the boundaries and delivering efficiency within the operations of its business through its on-going commitment in sustainability, energy saving and the environment.
Duncan Marsh, Foodservice Account Director of Dawn Meats said “It was a great pleasure to receive this award on behalf of Dawn Meats. It is testament to the hard work and on-going commitment of the whole team who ensure that sustainable practices are continually placed at the heart of our business”.
Pictured from left to right: Andrew Towle, Purchasing Manager, JDW, Duncan Marsh, Foodservice Account Director, Dawn Meats, Alejo Desprats, Foodservice Manager, Dawn Meats, Paul Hine, Director of Purchasing & Logistics, JDW.
Dawn Meats lined out with former Munster and Ireland rugby star Alan Quinlan to support the Ronald McDonald House Charity for the launch of an appeal for volunteer cooks and corporate food donors to sign up to support families with sick children by volunteering their time and / or produce.
The RMHC operations depend greatly on the generosity of the public, particularly in giving their time and donating supplies for the house. Dawn Meats has been a long term supporter of charity and is committed to providing fresh red meat for the House.
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin. It is in the early stages of a fundraising drive in anticipation of the construction of a 50 bedroom house on the grounds of the new National Children’s Hospital, which is due for completion in 2018. By developing a roster of volunteer cooks and regular food donors it is hoped that the House will become self-sustaining and a seamless support to families caring for sick children.
Click on the link below to view Dawn Meats involvement in the charity event, as featured on TV3's Ireland AM
Pictured at the launch were Head Chef, Ross Lewis, The Ronald McDonald House CEO, Marian Carroll; Group Commercial Director, Dawn Meats, Richard Clinton; Rugby star, Alan Quinlan; and Head Development Chef, Dawn Meats, Dermott Slade.
The second Spanish Irish Business Network St Patricks Day Charity Ball took place on Friday 14th March in Madrid. Aimed at raising awareness about Butterfly Children and raising much needed funds to continue supporting families living with EB (Epidermolysis bullosa), the event for which Dawn Meats was a contributor raised an incredible €30,000 for Debra Ireland and Debra Spain.
Established in 1988 by three families living with EB, Debra is a family and patient led organization that ensures patients get the very best in support and medical care. DEBRA Ireland receives no guaranteed State funding and so fundraising and donations is vital to allow Debra to continue to support patients in dealing with the many challenges of EB as well as providing funding for vital research.
The money raised will be split evenly between Debra Ireland and Debra Spain, half will go directly towards payment of an on the road nurse to help Irelands “butterfly children” to change their bandages, while the other half will go towards the Debra respite home in Marbella.
Pictured: (far right) Gearóid Dunne, Commercial Manager Spain, Dawn Meats and Vice President Spanish Irish Business Network.
Photo by BRAVAU PHOTO
A team of four from Dawn Cross Hands took part in a gruelling test of strength and stamina in the Lake District on the 19th May 2013. Organised by the Asda Red Meat Team, the challenge involved a 10 mile mountain run, a 40 mile cycle ride with some very steep inclines and a 1 mile canoe across Lake Coniston (complete with bikes).
25 teams participated in the Lakes Challenge and Dawn Meats are proud to have been part of a wider team that raised over £130k for Asda’s Everyman and Tickled Pink cancer charities.
Dawn Meats came runners up in the CSR category at the annual JDW supplier conference held in May.
The award was based on the work the group has been involved in on sustainability, energy saving and the environment.
Over 200 of JDW’s top suppliers across all categories were in attendance with only five awards given out on the day.
Alejo Desprats, Dawn Meats Foodservice Account Manager said ‘It was a real pleasure to collect this award on behalf of Dawn Meats which recognises our ongoing commitment to sustainable practices’
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In mid October, Dawn Meats exhibited at SIAL, Europe's premier food fair which welcomed visitors from around the world to Paris.
At SIAL, Ireland's unique natural sustainable credentials in beef production were to the fore.
We were delighted to welcome An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the stand where he savoured our specially prepared beef canapés created by our New Product Development Chef David Angell.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny sampling our spiced pulled beef with horseradish and beetroot relish
An Taoiseach Enday Kenny with Niall Browne, CEO and Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager, Dawn Meats.