A KINGTON butcher is raising the steaks after winning his third regional award in three years.

Glyn Slade-Jones Butchers is savouring another success in the Countryside Alliance Awards.

The family-run business collected a Local Food Award in the West Midlands section and will represent the region in the final.

Last year the butcher was named the Best Traditional Business in Wessex for the second year running.

Regional director and head judge, Clare Rowson, called Glyn a true champion of local food and a very worthy winner.

“Glyn and his team’s commitment both to local, seasonal produce and his Herefordshire community is clear,” she said.

“All of the many nominations we received for Glyn praised his top-notch meat, but also his courtesy, good humour and willingness to go the extra mile for his customers.”

The High Street butcher was one of two Herefordshire firms to taste success at the awards, as Rowlestone Court Farmhouse were commended for their ice cream. The dairy farm received the Enterprise Award, and will travel with Glyn Slade-Jones to the final at the House of Lords on March 18.