2012 has been a year of medals and awards for many people, not least for Bradburys who once again scooped an Olympic number of awards. Parmigiano Reggiano, Old Amsterdam, Buffalo Mozzarella and Iberico all stood at the top of the podium after claiming gold awards.
Many of our cheeses ended up being multi award winning such as Iberico, which ended the year winning 5 awards. Following suit Old Amsterdam claimed 2 golds, 1 bronze, Best Speciality Cheese Yorkshire Show and also was shortlisted as a finalist at the Q Own Label Awards.
In all, our cheeses were awarded with no less than 48 awards including 18 Gold awards.
We are delighted that six Bradburys personnel have achieved NVQ level 3 certificate in Management Development as part of our strategy to continue to invest in our people.
Paul Wardman, Paul Atkin, Asia Buczynska, Jane Marfleet, Steve Hill and Kris Jedynak, were all presented with their NVQ level 3 certificates on Thursday 19th July at a celebration lunch at the Palace Hotel. At a presentation to company directors George Paul, Richard Mostyn-Jones, John Sedman and Stephen Dillon with Garry Millington the course facilitator from CQM, the team showed the projects they have worked on to recommend improvements in Goods In and also to reduce waste in the Marsden production facility.
They came up with great ideas and some real savings and efficiencies which Bradburys will be looking to implement in the business. The Directors were very impressed with level of work and skills demonstrated from the team and fully supported the future of Business Improvement initiatives for the business in the future.
Richard Mostyn-Jones Managing Director commented "It's vital as a business we invest in our current employees and develop them, this group has shown great aptitude and team work and I’m looking forward to seeing the output from the projects".Congratulations to: Kris Jedynak, Steve Hill, Paul Atkin, Paul Wardman, Jane Marfleet & Asia Buczynska
From January 30th 2012, Bradbury & Son will undergo a name change to Bradburys. The business is looking to modernise it’s image to reflect the businesses current and future aspirations. The introduction of a brand new logo in the shape of a cheese truckle will mark the transformation. The new logo will feature the strap-line ‘Inspired by cheese’.
Managing director, Richard Mostyn-Jones, said, “We view the cheese business as exciting, innovative and inspiring. Our new company name, logo and fresh business image reflects our business in that we are constantly renewing, modernising and refreshing our operations and business outlook.”
“Bradbury & Son or Bradburys, has been around for 127 years and grown to £90m turnover, it’s survived through rapidly adapting to market conditions. The changes we are about to make reflects our optimism going forward and our commitment to the cheese business”.
“It’s not just a new look that we’ve invested in recently” said Mostyn Jones. “Over the past few years we have invested in people, new products, plant, marketing and distribution. The rebrand also gives us a great platform for the future to communicate our brand outside trade circles, should we wish to.”
Bradbury and Son have had another great year at this year’s International Cheese Awards at Nantwich. We have swept another 14 Gold medals, 7 Silvers and 14 Bronze at the 2011 show at the end of July. The haul includes the coverted ‘Cheese Lover’s Trophy’, judged and presented by the Dairy Crest celebrity – this went to Old Amsterdam and follows it’s supreme champion crown at the Great Yorkshire Show.
The awards come from a range of both British and Continental cheeses from both large and small producers. Full list can be seen below and include awards from our key supply partners.
|International Cheese Awards Nantwich 2011 – Awards|
|Gold||DP61 Single Whole Stilton||Bradbury & Son||Colston Bassett|
|Gold||DP68 Single Blue Vein Cheese Hard (Outside UK)||Bradbury & Son||Arrogoni Gorgonzola Piccante|
|Gold||DP96 Single Goat’s Milk Cheese (Hard)||Bradbury & Son||Westland Goat’s Gouda|
|Gold||DP103 Sheep’s Mlk Cheese (Hard)||Bradbury & Son||La Granja Manchego|
|Gold||DP105 Sheep’s Milk Cheese with Additives||Bradbury & Son||Brindisa Payoyo Wheatgerm|
|Gold||DP114 Single Rind Washed Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Berthaut Epoisse|
|Gold||DP117 Mixed Milk Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Garcia Baquero Mature Iberico|
|Gold||DP129 Soft Cheese without additives||Bradbury & Son||Nordex Teverna 60+ Salad Cheese|
|Gold||DP143 Single Smoked Flavoured Cheese (Hard)||Bradbury & Son||Schipper Kaas Smoked Dutch Processed|
|Gold||DP206 Best Spanish Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Picos Blue|
|Gold||DP218 Sliced Cheese (Non UK)||Bradbury & Son||Vepo Matured Gouda Slices|
|Gold||DP64 Single Plain White Stilton||Shirevale||White Stilton|
|Gold||DP154 Cheese With Health Benefits||Shirevale||White Stilton (Reduced Salt)|
|Gold||DP77 Sweet Aditives||Shirevale||White Stilton with Mango and Ginger|
|Gold||DP3 Traditional Cheshire Coloured||Appleby’s||Coloured Cheshire (Waitrose TT)|
|Gold||DP4 Quickes Traditonal Mild Cheddar||Quickes||Mild Chedar (General)|
|Gold||DP11 Traditional Red Leicester||Beltons||Traditional Red Leicester (General)|
|Gold||DP41 Cheshire Block||Beltons||Block Cheshire (Asda Deli )|
|Gold||DP51 Mature Red Leicester Block||Beltons||Block Red Leicester (Asda ES)|
|Gold||DP 112 Speciality Hard Presses||Lynher Dairies||Cornish Yarg|
|Gold||DP166 Specialist Cheese with additive||Thornby Moor||Cumberland Smoked|
|Gold||DP174 Blue Cheese – Non UK||Grubbs||Cashel Blue|
|Gold||DP196 Best French Cheese||QST||Arnaud Comte|
|Silver||DP68 Single Blue Vein Cheese Hard (Outside UK)||Bradbury & Son||Santi Gorgonzola Piccante|
|Silver||DP98 Goat’s Milk Cheese (Soft)||Bradbury & Son||Garcia Baquero (Goat’s Soft)|
|Silver||DP115 Mozzarella||Bradbury & Son||Garofalo Buffalo Mozzarella|
|Silver||DP119 Halloumi||Bradbury & Son||Nordex Teverna Grill Cheese|
|Silver||DP129 Soft Cheese without additives||Bradbury & Son||Nordex Teverna Salad Cubes|
|Silver||DP200 Best Italian Cheese (Soft)||Bradbury & Son||Arrogoni Gorgonzola Dolce|
|Silver||DP64 Single Plain White Stilton||Shirevale||White Stilton|
|Silver||DP8 Traditional Crumbly Lancashire||Sandams||Trad Crumbly Lancashire|
|Silver||DP10 Traditional Tasty Lancashire||Sandams||Trad Tasty Lancashire|
|Silver||DP13 Traditonal Derby||Fowlers||Traditonal Derby|
|Silver||DP45 Block Double Gloucester||Beltons||Block Double Gloucester (Asda Deli)|
|Silver||DP63 Mature Blue Stilton||Websters||Blue Stilton (General Line)|
|Silver||DP74 UK Savoury Addiives||Beltons||Double Gloucester Onion and Chive|
|Silver||DP142 Naturally Smoked (Soft)||Camarthanshire Cheese Co||Pont Gar Smoked|
|Silver||DP176 100% Sheeps Milk (Non UK)||Grubbs||Cashel Blue|
|Silver||DP184 Best Vegetarian Cheese||Lynher Dairies||Cornish Yarg|
|Bronze||DP87 Single Smoked Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Saxon Cross Smoked|
|Bronze||DP98 Goat’s Milk Cheese (Soft)||Bradbury & Son||Boccoconio De Capra|
|Bronze||DP103 Sheep’s Mlk Cheese (Hard)||Bradbury & Son||Berkswell|
|Bronze||DP104 Sheep’sMilk Cheese (Soft)||Bradbury & Son||Pappillion Roquefort|
|Bronze||DP115 Mozzarella||Bradbury & Son||La Contadina Buffalo Mozzarella|
|Bronze||DP131 Soft Cheese with Additives||Bradbury & Son||Nordex Teverna Salad Cubes with Garlic, Lemon and Thyme|
|Bronze||DP144 Single Smoked Flavoured Cheese (Soft)||Bradbury & Son||Schipper Kaas|
|Bronze||DP162 Territorials Crumbly (Specilaist Cheesemakers)||Bradbury & Son||Mrs Kirkhams Lancashire|
|Bronze||DP199 Best Italian Cheese (Hard)||Bradbury & Son||Colla 36 Month Reggaino|
|Bronze||DP200 Best Italian Cheese (Soft)||Bradbury & Son||Santi Gorgonzola Piccante|
|Bronze||DP203 Best Scandinavian Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Norrmejerier Vasterbottensost|
|Bronze||DP205 Best Greek Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Hotos Feta Cubes|
|Bronze||DP206 Best Spanish Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Nevat|
|Bronze||DP180 Best Organic Cheese||Bradbury & Son||Colla Organic Parmesan|
|Bronze||DP9 Traditional Creamy Lancashire||Sandams||Trad Creamy Lancashire|
|Bronze||DP18 Traditional Cheddar (12 months age)||Keens||Traditional Cheddar (Waitrose TT)|
|Bronze||DP 46 Mature Double Gloucester Block||Beltons||Block Double Gloucester (Asda ES)|
|Bronze||DP95 Goat’s Cheese Hard Pressed||Quickes||Quickes Goat’s Cheese|
|Bronze||DP100 Goat’s Milk Blue Cheese||Camarthanshire Cheese Co||Camarthanshire Blue|
|Bronze||Cheese made with unpastuerised milk||QST||Graindorge Normandie Camembert (Waitrose TT / Morr)|
July 10th 2011 – Bradburys win SUPREME CHAMPION CHEESE with Old Amsterdam against a strong field of home produced favourites. Sponsored by Morrisons supermarkets who presented the trophy to Richard Mostyn Jones, Managing Director
of Bradbury and son.
And only one month ago – Royal Bath and West Show, Bradburys again won the top Continental prize with the same cheese
More quality awards include 1st and Gold medals for:
We are pleased to announce we will continuing our involvement as a key sponsor with the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich in 2011. Bradbury’s have a long and proud history of involvement with the show being key sponsors as well as exhibiting at the showground based at Dorfold Park in Nantwich.
Bradbury’s won over 27 awards at last years show and had the honour of winning supreme champion in 2010 with our Organic Ferrari Parmigianino Reggiano, we look forward to repeating that feat this year’s show.
The show has grown to be the largest cheese show in the world with over 2,600 cheese entries for judging with over 50 cheese exhibitors over the trade day and public at the end of July.
This year’s show takes place Tuesday 26th July 2011 (Trade Day) and Wednesday 27th July 2011(Public Day).
So if your visiting the show, be sure to come and visit our stand or our popular British and Continental market area and meet some of our key supply partners.
For more information about the show visit the website below :-