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Double success for Newry woman at the Women in Meat Industry Awards

Newry woman Lisa Hand, Dunbia’s Head of Supply Chain, has scooped not one, but two awards at the inaugural Women in Meat industry awards.

Left – Right: Lesley Waters, Celebrity Chef, Lisa Hand, Head of Supply chain at Dunbia, Charlotte Huggins, Sales Director at Kerry Foods.


Running against strong competition, Lisa won her category award for ‘Meat Businesswoman: Manufacturing & Processing’ – a fantastic achievement in its own right.

She then went on to win the overall ‘Meat Businesswoman of the Year’ award, in recognition of her contribution to the meat industry over her twenty year career to date.

Speaking of her achievements, Lisa commented, “I was incredibly honoured to have been nominated and I was delighted to win the manufacturing and processing award.



“When my name was called out as the winner of the overall Meat businesswoman of the Year I was overwhelmed to have won! All of the finalists are amazing women and have achieved so much, it is a wonderful thing to have recognition in the industry for all of our contributions, and hopefully we can encourage more women to consider a career in the meat industry.”

Dunbia was delighted to support Lisa at the Awards which took place at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on 16 November. Celebrity chef Lesley Waters, best known for her appearances on Ready Steady Cook, presented the winners with their awards.

The Women In Meat Industry Awards are designed to recognise the vitally important contributions that women make to the meat sector.

This unique awards initiative is driven by reader nominations and votes, with an expert judging panel gathering to select the overall Meat Businesswoman of the Year recipient.  The 2018 winners were announced at the glittering Women in Meat Industry Awards presentation black tie dinner on 16 November at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.



Alan McKeown, Corporate Services Director, Dunbia said, “We are absolutely delighted to see Lisa win these awards.

“She makes an outstanding contribution to the success of our Company and has earned tremendous respect from suppliers and customers right across the trade. She fully deserves this recognition, and I have no doubt this will encourage other women in our business to continue to build their own career success in the industry,” he added.

Dunbia is one of Europe’s leading food companies. Founded in 1976, Dunbia is a family business and the desire to create better food naturally is the driving force behind everything they do.

A combination of organic growth, strategic acquisition and entrepreneurial vision has seen Dunbia grow into a multi-site, multi-species operation, processing cattle and sheep for national and international markets.



Headquartered in Northern Ireland with 10 sites throughout the UK, A division of Dawn Meats, Dunbia is the supplier of choice to a range of leading supermarket, food service and restaurant businesses, exporting to over 40 countries, their customers value their unquestionable commitment to sustainability and quality.

Employing over 5000 people across a wide range of high-tech and multi skilled disciplines, Dunbia is at the cutting edge of new product development, winning numerous industry awards including Meat Management Manufacturer of the Year 2018 and numerous Great Taste Awards.



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