Eric Richmond Ltd On Course For Triple Award Success
Wakefield’s Eric Richmond Ltd have their fingers crossed for a triple victory on November 1 having been shortlisted for three top awards in two prestigious competitions.
The award-winning butchers and pie bakers have been shortlisted in both Deliciouslyorkshire’s 2017 Taste Awards and this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.
They are vying for victory in two categories in the Taste Awards – Best Yorkshire Pork Pie and Best Ready to Eat Product for their Christmas pie – and are hoping to come out on top in the Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year category in the awards run by the online news service for the UK food and drink industry, FoodManufacture.co.uk.
With the presentation events for both competitions scheduled to take place on November 1 – one in Harrogate, the other in London – the current dilemma for the family-run company is how to be in two places at once!
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted in three categories across two highly regarded competitions,” said Eric Richmond Ltd’s MD Tom Martin. “We are up against some terrific competition which is a true reflection of the high quality and uniqueness of our own products. I think it will need to be a case of divide and hope to conquer on November 1 with my wife Anne-Marie and I attending one ceremony and our son Alexander going to the other!”
Winning the awards would really put the lid on the pie for Eric Richmond Ltd which has already achieved success at the recent British Street Foods Awards. Here they collaborated with Mr D’s Magnificent Pie Machine to bake Mr D’s secret recipe individual Yorkshire raised steak pie, a key component in the meal which won the award for Best Main Dish alongside a trio of mushed peas with mint sauce and creamed Maris Piper potatoes served with peppered red wine gravy and wet Yorkshire salad.
The company also won the award for the Best Looking Mobiler for their quirky, eye catching stand.