Lucianne Allen nominated in Women In Meat Industry Awards 2018
Granddaughter of the company founder Aubrey, has been nominated in this year’s Inaugural Women in Meat Industry Awards which take place in London on 16th November 2018.
Lucianne, Sales and Marketing Director has been nominated in one of six categories, Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling by her colleagues.
The award is voted for by her industry colleagues, customers, and chefs with Lucianne one of four shortlisted for the award.
Lucianne was brought up in the industry through her father’s butcher shops. She trained as a barrister and enjoyed 10 successful years at the criminal bar before re-joining the family business in 2008. As Sales and Marketing Director, Lucianne is fully immersed in the day to day running of the business which has over 170 staff. Declining to have her own office when the wholesale premises were recently expanded, Lucianne sits herself within the heart of the sales team where she leads by example, talking and meeting with customers and building great partnerships with chefs and establishments. She is constantly seeking to review and improve the business, and never rest on your laurels is something that she emits through the Aubrey Allen team.
This year, Lucianne has given one-to-one coaching to the sales team each week, which not only develops their skills but feeds through her drive for success that Lucianne is so passionate about. She leads from the front and involves everyone to maximise the potential of the business. She works closely with Russell, her brother and managing director providing a supporting role not only with the wholesale business, but the award winning retail shop Aubrey Allen Butchers and Deli, and Oscar’s French Steakhouse & Bistro.
In the last 18 months, Lucianne has established a marketing team across the business who support her with her vision of building on the relationships that Aubrey Allen have with their partners. As the business grows, Lucianne maintains the family ethos and company values that the team work with every day.
Passionate about education, Lucianne led the butchery industry as chair of the Trailblazers apprenticeship group which received ministerial approval in 2014 for butchery apprenticeships. Following on from that success, Lucianne helped to set up Aubrey’s Academy, a standalone butchery academy which Aubrey Allen use to educate within their own business as well as clients businesses. This year saw the first Big Apprenticeship Day which was held during National Apprenticeship Week. Apprentices from farming and catering were invited to join our butchery apprentices for an inspirational day led by Lucianne at Aubrey’s Academy in a bid to bridge the gap within these industries. She is now building on these links with local colleges who are eager to be a part of what Lucianne is achieving with education.
Lucianne regularly presents awards, most recently The National Restaurant Awards (Sustainable Restaurant of the Year) and was a keynote speaker at Meatup in 2017, providing a seminar on Butchery Apprenticeships , which was widely regarded as outstanding. She was invited to judge at the Publican Awards, as well as other national events as a speaker.
She has been instrumental in Aubrey Allen being awarded Best Catering Butcher twice this year as well as Best Restaurant for Oscar’s.
Her enthusiasm and drive is infectious, and one that keeps the business continually moving forward.