Co Down handmade butter business Abernethy spreads to hotel group
Co Down handmade butter business Abernethy has won a deal to supply UK hotel chain Prinicipal Hayley Group.
Husband and wife firm Abernethy Butter will supply its original, smoked and dulse and sea salt butters to PH Group.
PH Group is based in Harrogate in Yorkshire and runs 23 hotels, including the Palace Hotel in Manchester.
Will and Allison Abernethy, who are based in Dromara in Co Down, said they had been approached directly by the hotel firm.
Mrs Abernethy said: "We are delighted to have won business from the PH Group, now an immensely important hotel chain in the north of England and Scotland. It's another tremendous endorsement of our products by a leader in the hospitality sector that we've targeted for growth in Britain, our most important market.
"We are currently supplying our butters to other hospitality industry leaders in Britain such as Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing and Andy McFadden."
The PH Group includes Sunningdale Park in Berkshire, as well as the Bonham and George in Edinburgh.
Abernethy Butter churns, rolls and packs its butters by hand.
The company has won a series of UK Great Taste Awards and recently won a silver medal in the Irish Food Awards 2015 for its smoked butter.
It also secured business recently with Fenwicks in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and from Butler's Pantry in Dublin.
It is an established supplier to luxury department store Fortnum and Mason in London.