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Ballymena butcher K&G McAtamney wins title at Balmoral Show

Gordon McAtamney with Neal Kelly, Henderson Group and broadcaster Jo Scott, host of Friday’s awards
Gordon McAtamney with Neal Kelly, Henderson Group and broadcaster Jo Scott, host of Friday’s awards

A Co Antrim family butchers shop has won the overall supplier of the year award in a major competition at Balmoral Show.

K&G McAtamney in Ballymena took the top gong at the Henderson Wholesale Fresh Innovation Awards on Friday.

Henderson Group said the award was in recognition of K&G McAtamney's success, supplying over 85 products to Henderson's Enjoy Local and The Kitchen, as well as branded K&G McAtamney products exclusively for Spar and Eurospar.

The exclusive K&G McAtamney fresh butchery range includes pre-packed beef, pork and chicken products, and is available in 45 stores in Northern Ireland.

The relationship with Spar has also led to the creation of 50 jobs at the meat business, with McAtamney's also supplying other Spar wholesalers in England and Wales.

Neal Kelly, fresh foods director at Henderson Wholesale, said the company demonstrated "everything that is great about local food producers".

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