Categories and entry criteria

The first stage of judging is based heavily on your supporting documents, as well as your written answers, so ensure they show your entry at its best!

For each store-based category please include a minimum of six good quality photos to support your submission. The only exceptions to this requirement are the specialist categories Innovation of the Year and Young Butcher of the Year.

Make sure you have the below elements to hand for each store entry:

  • Examples of your shop front entrance and window display (does not have to be a display of meat, just a good – perhaps themed or local community – display)
  • Examples of your shop interior layout and design
  • Examples of cabinet displays
  • Any supporting marketing and promotional materials
  • Any supporting materials that demonstrate efficiency, team-working abilities, knowledge and presentation of staff, training and development of staff
  • Any supporting materials that demonstrate your back-of-shop organisation
  • Any supporting materials that demonstrate your shop hygiene
  • Any supporting materials that demonstrate your business development plans
  • Any supporting materials that demonstrate your involvement with the local community
  • Any supporting materials that demonstrate your involvement with local food supply chains.

Follow the links below for the full entry criteria specific to each category.

Main Categories

Specialist Categories