Wilsons: Award Winners
Wilsons, named "England’s Best Butchers" in 2005 have won a string of high profile accolades with their pies, including:
Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Champions 2006 – 2007
To win this coveted award for the third time was the icing on the cake for us. This consistency
reassured us that our recipe is a proven winner, a Champion.
To win amongst such strong competition, judged by the who’s who of past and present pie maker/butchers
is a privilege. We know we can trade as champion pie makers, because it has been proven.
Old Pork Pie Appreciation Society Annual Winners 2005
The Old Pork Pie Appreciation Society is run by Pork Pie fanatics and every year, besides their regular monthly Pork
Pie tasting sessions, they organize a charity event.
This is Based around a Pork Pie competition open to all comers and as well as being judged by the members a celebrity is usually invited.
The event is sponsored by Timothy Taylors Brewery and is always well attended. When presenting the award, the Mayor of Halifax noted how consistent we have been when she stated that we were consistent finishers in the top four places over many years.
Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Champions 2002 - 2003
Winning this great competition, the world cup for pie makers, for the second time made us realize that our recipe and consistency
was becoming a great asset to the business.
The TV, Radio and newspaper publicity we received had an immediate impact on sales and our bakery had to take on
another member of staff.
Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Champions 1999 - 2000
The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie and Sausage Competition is held annually at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford and is open to all Pie makers.
It is held on a Sunday so even busy butchers can get products there for the Judges to taste. It is the pinnacle of pie competitions,
being the biggest and best in the middle Yorkshire, the pork pie capital of the world.
We could not believe it when our name was called out for winners, and little was we to know that this was only the beginning of our success
in the world of Pork Pie Competitions.
The win had an immediate effect on trade due to the publicity we received. We realized then what winning
could do for our business.