Blakemans, the UK’s leading sausage manufacturer 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 Staffordshire based Uttoxeter Racecourse since April 2018.
The partnership first began when Uttoxeter Racecourse were 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 Blakeman’s relationship with the racecourse and the racing fraternity flourished, with the introduction of a pop-up BBQ tent and a branded food outlet grill in the betting hall at the course.
Now more than 9,000 Premium Pork Hotdog sausages have been sold to race goers and with the introduction of the branded food outlet, have seen this product range increase with additions of meatballs, burgers and sausage whirls.
“The Gourmet Grill Hotdog is a firm favourite with our customers” comments Brian Barass 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 Barass “We are delighted that James and the team have won this thoroughly deserved award – well done”
Nominated for the award by the catering and hospitality team at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Blakeman’s 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.
Blakeman’s will proudly add this award to their trophy cabinet, alongside other prestigious achievements such as; Manufacturer of the Year at the Staffordshire Chambers’ 2018 Business Awards, plentiful UK Sausage week awards and a Family Business Award in 2018.