Media Release: Triple gold for UK’s best butcher shop


THE awards just keep on flowing for the UK’s best butcher shop, as the company took three gold awards at the 2012 Q Guild Scottish Barbecue Competition this week.

Davidsons Specialist Butchers, based at Burn Lane, Inverurie and Dobbies Garden World, Aberdeen won the Gold Awards at the event held at the Parklands Hotel in Perth on Monday 7th May 2012.

Competitors were provided with two gas barbecues and each entered three products, one of which had to be a naked steak.

The maximum cooking time allowed was ten minutes.

Davidsons won the three Gold Awards for its Red Chilli Pork Skewer, its Ultimate Steak Burger and its Jurassic Steak, which went on to win the Best Overall Steak award.

Commenting after the awards, John Davidson said: “The competition was great fun and we’re delighted to have won not only the three Gold Awards but also the Best Overall Steak award.

“As a Q Guild member, we regard ourselves as one of the UK’s finest butchers. And as current holders of the UK Butchers Shop of the Year title, winning awards like these can only add to the credibility and recognition associated with being leaders in our field.”

Judges commented on Davidsons’ award-winning Jurassic Steak, saying:

“This is one of the most innovative and rule changing products the butchery industry has seen in years. The steak is absolutely incredible, cooked to perfection, nicely seasoned, juicy and unbelievably tender.

“Professionalism shines through in all aspects of this outstanding new product, made by a butcher who is pushing the boundaries in delivering what can only be described as the perfect steak.”

Q Guild butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field. Quality, passion and craft skills run through their veins. The Q Guild brand is a seal of excellence.


For further press information regarding the Q Guild, please contact Emma Beardsley or Hannah Stirling at the Q Guild’s press office on 0161 486 9102 or

For further press information regarding Davidsons Specialist Butchers, please contact Alison Leith at Stem Public Relations on 07534 929195 or

Editors notes

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Photo: John Davidson (Scottish Q Guild chair) is pictured with Mark Turnbull (North East chair and vice-president to the Q Guild)

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