Thomson Butchery was established 16 years ago by Neville and Lynley Thomson following the cessation of native forestry logging in New Zealand.
“When looking for employment in and around Hari Hari – there was nothing available,” Neville says.
Now Neville and Lynley are creating employment themselves with their award-winning butchery.
Initially starting as a small home-kill service, Thomson Butchery quickly grew into a significant business. Following requests to supply Fresh Choice, SuperValue and New World supermarkets across the South Island, Thomson Butchery contacted DWC to assist with finance to extend the existing building and employ additional staff to meet the increase in production.
“Having support from DWC has allowed us to grow our business and create new jobs in the area,” Neville says.
Neville and Lynley’s hard work and passion were evident when Thomson Butchery took part in the 2018 New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham Awards in Auckland. They were the proud recipients of gold awards for both their manuka smoked honey dew collar bacon and middle bacon, adding to their ever-growing trophy cabinet.
“Having support from DWC has allowed us to grow our business and create new jobs in the area,”