AN OWNER of an award-winning butchers is celebrating having the UK and Ireland’s best sausage by hosting a giveaway.

Mark Duckworth, owner of Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd on Market Street in Kirkby Lonsdale will be delivering 12 sausage sandwiches to nearby businesses on October 20.

Everyone that comes into the store and nominates a business will also be entered into a separate draw to win a £15 voucher to spend in store.

It comes after the company won the award for having the best pork and caramel sausage in May this year.

Since the award, the business has gone from strength to strength with manager, Ira Collier being nominated with four others for the Young Manager of the Year award.

“I’m disappointed he didn’t quite clinch the title because he’s been a great asset to us,” Mark said.

“However, for him just to be nominated by judges was a great achievement.

“We did a sausage sandwich giveaway earlier in the year and it went down as a roaring success. With things currently being a bit miserable, I thought we’d try it again because it creates a great atmosphere around the town.

“I’ve even bought a sausage mascot outfit to celebrate and to get someone to wear to hand the sandwiches over.”