Supplier Celebrates Success At National Awards Ceremony

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21 October 2019

Leading sausage manufacturer and supplier to Uttoxeter Racecourse, Blakemans, is celebrating an award win from the National Racecourse Catering Awards which were held at Ascot Racecourse on Friday, October 4th 2019.

Scooping the award for Best Food Supplier To A Racecourse, Blakeman’s have been supplying their ‘Gourmet Grill’ Premium Pork Hotdog sausages to Uttoxeter Racecourse since April 2018.

The partnership between Uttoxeter Racecourse and Blakemans first begun when the racecourse was looking for a sponsor and supplier for their popular Sausage and Cider Festival race day fixture. With a commitment to choose local, Newcastle Under Lyme based Blakeman’s was a natural choice for the racecourse. Following this initial success, the relationship between the racecourse and Blakemans flourished, leading Uttoxeter Racecourse to introduce a pop-up BBQ tent and a branded food outlet in the betting hall at the course.

Popular with race goers at Uttoxeter, more than 9,000 Premium Pork Hotdog sausages have been sold at the course.

“The ‘Gourmet Grill’ Premium Pork Hotdog is a firm favourite with our customers” comments Brian Barrass General Manager at Uttoxeter Racecourse “Although local to the racecourse, Blakeman’s are the UK’s leading sausage manufacturer and having them on board ensures that we continue to provide high-quality food to our customers.

We thank them unreservedly for their hard work and commitment in supplying quality food to our customers” continues Barrass “We are delighted that James and the team have won this thoroughly deserved award – well done”

The catering and hospitality team at Uttoxeter Racecourse nominated Blakeman’s for the award, where they were judged against five other finalists on the evening from across the UK before taking home the winning accolade.

The National Racecourse Catering Awards is an annual event which celebrates catering achievements across the UK’s racecourses.

James Morris, Head of Business at Blakeman’s commented “What a fantastic surprise to win a national award, we are truly delighted. We have forged a great relationship with Uttoxeter Racecourse and one we know will continue to flourish.

We hope that the success of this win and the strength of our relationship, will open more opportunities to introduce our range of award-winning sausages to additional race courses and other sporting venues across the UK” continues Mr Morris.

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