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Driffield poultry business shortlisted for business award

The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business is celebrating after reaching the final of a prestigious regional business award.

Middleton on the Wolds based Soanes Poultry has been shortlisted in the ‘Large Business’ category in the 21st annual Hull Daily Mail Business Awards that recognise and celebrate the brilliance shown by the companies and individuals in the region who have kept the economy going during an unprecedented and challenging year.

Soanes Poultry’s head of sales and marketing, Ben Lee, said: “The ‘Large Business’ category celebrates those businesses who have performed well in terms of managerial and financial performance, staff training and development, potential for growth and long-term strategy.

“Our team have worked round the clock since March to keep local butchers supplied with our award-winning chicken and this is amazing news and something to look forward to as we approach our busiest time of year.”

Judge Diana Taylor, managing director of Marketing Humber, said: “The entries have really demonstrated the resilience of our businesses in what has been a tough year.”

Soanes Poultry faces competition in the final from North Newbald based Rockar, who provide e-Commerce solutions for car manufacturers and dealers. The winners are scheduled to be announced at an event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Hull on March 11 and will be hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin.

Soanes Poultry is a family owned business that has been rearing and preparing chicken for 73 years. It supplies butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and wholesalers nationwide.

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