Battlesteads in the awards again!

battlesteadsBattlesteads Hotel & Restaurant, in Wark, near Hexham, have added another glittering award to their collection. At the 2011 Hotel Cateys in London they won "Green Hotel of the Year" against formidable UK-wide competition.

Owners Richard and Dee Slade attended the gala awards dinner and as the picture shows were delighted with their award. The prestigious ceremony was presented by comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke. Pioneer would like to congratulate the Battlesteads on their fine achievement.

Pioneer salmon supplier in the awards

st james smokehouse logoSt James Smokehouse from Annan have picked up a prestigious award in the 2011 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

They were crowned "Business of the Year" and "International Business of the Year" at a ceremony at the Doubletree by Dunblane Hilton on 26th May. The company was recognized for its ambitions in taking its product to the world.

Their fresh and frozen smoked salmon is stocked by Pioneer. Customers who visited our trade show back in March will recognize Hayley Forster (far right) from St James Smokehouse receiving her award.

Individual Inns in the awards again!

masonsarmsWe are pleased to report on the success of Individual Inns Limited, based in Malpas, Cheshire, who have won Best Accommodation Offer for the UK in the Morning Advertiser 200 Awards.

In addition to this, the company's Tempest Arms, Elslack, near Skipton, won UK Pub of the Year (the Good Pub Guide 2010/11 and Les Routiers) and Cosiest British Pub (Yahoo! UK and Ireland). We would like to congratulate Martin and Veronica on ths achievement.

Another Pioneer customer owned by Individual Inns, the Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank, Cartmel Fell, won Best Dining Pub/Restaurant in Cumbria 2011 at the Lancashire Life Awards (incorporating Cumbria Life). Again, congratulations to all concerned.