BUTCHER Paul Clark has stuck gold again with his best-selling bangers.
The 46-year-old, who runs G H Pickings, in East Boldon, took first place at the Northern Council of Butchers’ annual sausage and ham competition,
Billed as the “biggest sausage event in the North East,” it attracted entries from across the region.
The dad-of-two won best speciality sausage, with his lamb, mint and honey recipe, and the pork sausage class, with his traditional pork banger.
He was also named “overall supreme champion” at the competition in Middlesbrough earlier this month.
“It’s no mean feat,” he said. “This is the fourth year in a row we have accomplished this and seven times out of the last eight years..”
Over the years, Paul has won a string of awards in both regional and national competitions.
“I have been at the top of competing in sausage competitions for the last 25 years, not only winning locally but also nationally.
“I also have a cracking team of people that work for me, allowing me to follow my passions.”