Finalist in the Red Rose Awards 2015

Red Rose Awards FinalistLast year, we expressed our surprise at being shortlisted for a whole host of business awards including the 2014 English Asian Business Awards, the E3 Awards, the EN Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards. It was certainly a very busy time and it made life interesting for everyone.

Remarkably, it looks as though we are heading in a very similar direction again, despite being only just a few weeks into 2015.

We have just learned that we have picked up not one but three finalists’ places in the 2015 Red Rose Business Awards.

There are 25 categories in all and KQF has been shortlisted for the following:

  • Innovation of the Year
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year
  • Retail Business of the Year

“This is a real achievement for the team,” said managing director Faruk Vali. “A lot has changed over the last twelve months, from developing new products to finding new and better ways of serving our customers, so I’m very pleased that our efforts have been recognised in this way. Now, we’re really looking forward to the competition itself.”

Open to businesses from all over Lancashire, the awards are hosted by Lancashire Business View and will take place this year at the Winter Gardens on Blackpool. The final will be held on March 12th.

Halal Macon Rashers

KQF Halal Certified Macon RashersIf you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, you may have heard that we’ve just launched our new range of Halal Macon Rashers – smoky slices of ready cooked beef and chicken that are delicious, convenient and certified halal by the HMC.

The launch has attracted considerable interest from the national food industry trade press but, as of this month, customers can find out for themselves what all the fuss is about.  KQF Halal Macon Rashers are now available on our website, at the KQF Superstore and via a small number of ‘pilot’ retailers.

Better yet, customers in the Blackburn area can visit the KQF Superstore on Saturday 7th February to take part in free taster sessions. The taster counter will be open from 12 to 4pm.

Macon Rashers – key details:

Beef or chicken options available.

Certified halal by the HMC.

The lighter marbling is made with lean chicken meat rather than fat.

Smoked with beech wood chips.

Served chilled and ready cooked.

Eat cold or heat briefly in a frying pan.

Suitable for sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes, pizzas and lots more.