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We hae meat celebrates wins at The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards

Alex Paton and Carlyn Paton of We hae meat with guests at The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2023

SCOTTISH butchery business, We hae meat, has solidified its position as an industry leader picking up two awards at The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2023. 

Based in the heart of Ayrshire, We hae meat secured Green Family Business of the Year and Scottish Family Business of the Year (Small/Medium).

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Judges praised We hae meat’s commitment to sustainable practices and predicted a strong year ahead for the family run business. Through energy efficient measures including installing LEDs, a wastewater treatment system, transitioning to hybrid plug-in vans, implementing greener packaging and investing in a CHP plant and solar panels We hae meat successfully reduced their carbon emissions by 110%.

This success follows We hae meat’s recent ascent to number 17 in the ranking of Scottish take-home food and drink brands (excluding alcohol). Earlier this year, the company was recognised as one of Scotland’s top-10 fastest-growing food brands by Kantar.

Founded in 2007 by husband and wife Alex and Carlyn Paton, We hae meat produces high quality meat products made at its farm and factory located in Girvan.

Carlyn Paton, Co-Founder We hae meat, said: “It is an honour to receive this recognition. These awards are a testament to the efforts of our dedicated team and serve as a fantastic acknowledgement of our commitment to excellence and sustainability initiatives, which are at the core of our business.

“It especially means a lot to us to be recognised among the best of Scotland’s family run businesses. We are proud to work together to produce products families are proud to put on their table.” 

We hae meat’s product range is available in major grocery retailers across Scotland including Aldi, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Co-Op.

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