WILD AND Game, a not-for-profit company working to put game on the menu in homes across the UK, has scooped four awards in the British Pie Awards.

The awards, organised by The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, celebrate the 'craft and skill' of the British Piemaker, and feature 23 classes covering hot and cold, sweet and savoury pies.

Wild and Game took silver awards for its pork and pheasant pie, its pheasant and grouse layered pie, its game pie, and its pheasant, leek and portobello mushroom pie – a new pie that is in development.

Founded late in 2017 with the mission of addressing the under-consumption of game in the UK, the company mission is to see this 'healthy and abundant source of meat' eventually be as common an option in supermarkets as chicken, beef, lamb and pork – and it is taking steps in that direction, having recently secured listings of some of its pies with online grocer Ocado.

Co-founder Steven Frampton said: “We are delighted to have won this clutch of awards – it’s great for Wild and Game’s products to have this seal of approval. We’re very proud of our range of pies, all of which are based on traditional British favourites such as pork pie or steak and ale pie, but with a game twist. Pies are a great way to introduce people to the pleasures of eating game and we look forward to expanding our range over the coming year.”