Leeds butcher Steve Martin is the new president of the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils (CYBC) during its milestone
50th anniversary year and the landmark 25th staging of its most high profile event – the annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage &
Steve, who runs Bentley’s Butchers in Robin Lane, Pudsey – he too is celebrating his 21st year in business - takes over from fellow
Leeds butcher Andrew Green, of Wilsons Butchers, Crossgates.
Elected president of the CYBC at its annual meeting in Bradford, Steve began his year in office with a clarion call to
traditional independent butchers nationwide.
He said: “Following the horse meat scandal, consumers have been flocking to their local butcher, safe in the knowledge that they are
buying good, wholesome 100% meat products sourced from local farmers. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver from field to fork, with provenance and traceability guaranteed throughout every step
of the supply process.
“Independent family butchers now have a great opportunity to build on the recent upsurge in business by promoting their businesses
and locally produced meat products more effectively and positively.”
To celebrate his appointment as the CYBC president, Steve has cooked up a commemorative steak and potato pie, which will be
auctioned to help raise cash for local good causes.
He is also hoping for a record entry for this year’s historic 25th Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition, to be
staged at Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Sunday 17 November.
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