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Stock Up on BBQ Meat for the Start of Summer BBQ Season

Barbecue season is upon us but are you ready to meet the BBQ meat rush? As Summer commences, we’re checking the long-range weather forecast and planning seasonal get togethers’ of family and friends in the back garden. It’s time to stock up on the BBQ Meat essentials in preparation for better weather and increased demand in the coming weeks. Don’t be caught out with insufficient stocks.

The Best of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food Industry at 151st Balmoral Show

Despite being small, Northern Ireland punches above its weight in many ways.  It’s agri-food industry is no different.  The annual success of Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural showcase, The Balmoral Show, saw the event extended from three to four days in recent years.  This year, organisers took pride in announcing record attendance of over 120,000 visitors … Continued

UMC Win Supplier of the Year Award for a Second Time

The 4th Food Awards Northern Ireland took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday 26th March. UMC had been shortlisted for Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row and we’re delighted to say that we’ll be holding onto it for another year! UMC Sales Rep, Eric Rosborough was on … Continued

Fun Facts on Popular Poultry On National Poultry Day (19th March)

Whilst we’re big fans of poultry all year round, today in particular is a day where we celebrate all our feathered friends who are raised for their meat and eggs because it’s Poultry Day! The most popular domestic birds found on the dinner plates in British and Irish homes include chicken, turkey, duck, goose, pheasant and … Continued

UMC is a Finalist for Supplier of the Year for the Second Year

The 4th Food Awards Northern Ireland will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday 26th March. UMC has been shortlisted for Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row.  Last year we took the title – let’s hope we can hold onto it for another year! The Food Awards … Continued

Coosters Chicken Takes to the Road

The UMC team have been out and about letting the good folk of Ireland do the taste test on our Coosters premium chicken products which we launched in retail and food outlets last year. The new range, which includes eight succulent chicken products, present something to tickle the taste buds of every chicken lover’s palate.  … Continued

Best Meat Wholesale and Distribution Company NI

UK Excellence Awards host, Corporate Vision believes that the UK has a vibrant and ever-evolving business market, who are especially deserving of credit in these times of uncertainty for the region. “Companies here strive to maintain high standards, even in turbulent times, that is our way, and though we do not always seek commendation for our perseverance … Continued

UMC Score AA Grade for Food Safety and Quality

Universal Meat Company sources high quality meat products from both local and continental suppliers, always choosing to support local as our primary source where possible. We distribute to over 600 foodservice outlets, meat wholesalers and retailers in the UK, Ireland, and Europe.  To do what we do, we have to maintain very high food quality … Continued

Universal Meat Visit Paris to Discover the World’s Best Food Innovations!

The French capital, Paris is often referred to as the ‘City of Love’.  However, the major European city is also recognised as a global centre for art, culture, fashion and gastronomy – the art of choosing, cooking and eating good food!  It was the latter that recently took us to Paris where members of our … Continued

Coosters Chicken: MEAT The New Kids on The Block

Coosters Chicken is a new range of premium chicken products created and launched by our team of award winning product development, sourcing, storage and logistics experts, here at UMC. With over 35 years’ experience in the meat industry, we pride ourselves in providing high quality products to our customers.  All Coosters products are made from 100% … Continued

UMC Enjoy a Night Out to the 6th Belfast International Tattoo

Some members and former members of the Universal Meat Company team enjoyed an opportunity to get together outside of the office for an entertaining night of music and dance at the SSE Arena in Belfast.  The group attended the 6th annual Belfast International Tattoo event on Saturday 8th September.  The Ulster Scots music and dance showcase … Continued

Osmond & Harold Raise Over £4000 for Southern Area Hospice!

A few months ago we announced that our MD, Osmond Gurgan and his cousin, Harold Beck had taken on a weight loss challenge to get fitter and healthier, whilst raising much need funds for a local charity that is close to their hearts – Southern Area Hospice. The challenge is now over and the duo lost a grand … Continued

UMC Win Meat Supplier of the Year Award!

Finalists for The 3rd annual Food Awards Northern Ireland 2018 were announced after nominations poured in from across the country. Universal Meat Company was shortlisted in the Meat Supplier of the Year category and were delighted to be announced as the category winners! Osmond Gurgan, Managing Director of Universal Meat Company said: “We are dedicated to offering affordable top-quality … Continued

The Logistics of Getting Customers Their Chicken Dinner!

A well known fast food restaurant chain faced a bit of a grilling recently when customers discovered that there was little or no fried chicken to be found anywhere! A chicken restaurant without chicken was certainly going to be a challenge for KFC bosses who found themselves having to close their doors, leaving only 266 … Continued

Osmond to Lose Pounds and Raise Funds for Southern Area Hospice!

As the new year commenced, our MD Osmond Gurgan and his cousin, Harold Beck set themselves a personal challenge to lose weight and raise money for local charity, Southern Area Hospice. Southern Area Hospice is well recognised for the invaluable care and support their team members provide to patients in the region suffering from life limiting … Continued

An Idiot’s Guide to Cooking a Christmas Dinner

Sales Support team member, Indrea McCready loves Christmas but she has a guilty secret to share – she’s never cooked a Christmas dinner before! So, the team at UMC have been on hand to give Indrea a bit of a lesson in how to cook the most important meal of the year to make sure … Continued

UMC’s Anuga Adventure in Cologne!

We recently shared our plans to attend Anuga, the world’s largest trade fair for businesses operating in the food and drink industry around the world – if you missed it, you can read our introduction to Anugablog which will fill you in on what it’s all about. Now that we’re back in Northern Ireland we’ll share … Continued

Universal Meat Company Prepare to Taste The Future in Cologne

Universal means universal at UMC as we travel the world sourcing the best products for our customers and put them to the taste test! Next month, members of our team will be travelling to Cologne in Germany to attend the world’s largest and most significant trade fair for businesses operating in the food and beverages … Continued

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Stock Up on BBQ Meat for the Start of Summer BBQ Season

Barbecue season is upon us but are you ready to meet the BBQ meat rush? As Summer commences, we’re checking the long-range weather forecast and planning seasonal get togethers’ of family and friends in the back garden. It’s time to stock up on the BBQ Meat essentials in preparation for better weather and increased demand in the coming weeks. Don’t be caught out with insufficient stocks.

The Best of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food Industry at 151st Balmoral Show

Despite being small, Northern Ireland punches above its weight in many ways.  It’s agri-food industry is no different.  The annual success of Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural showcase, The Balmoral Show, saw the event extended from three to four days in recent years.  This year, organisers took pride in announcing record attendance of over 120,000 visitors … Continued

UMC Win Supplier of the Year Award for a Second Time

The 4th Food Awards Northern Ireland took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday 26th March. UMC had been shortlisted for Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row and we’re delighted to say that we’ll be holding onto it for another year! UMC Sales Rep, Eric Rosborough was on … Continued