E Courtney & Sons sold to Burrow Farm

28 June, 2013

Butchers E Courtney & Sons has been sold to local beef farmers Neil and Sally Grigg of Burrow Farm, business transfer agent Cherry & Cherry has announced.

Locally known for its quality meat, hog puddings, faggots and preservative-free pork sausages, the 80-year-old family business is being sold by Michael and Carol Lavis, with Michael continuing to work part-time in the shop.

Michael said: “We are really pleased for Neil and Sally. It’s the way forward for this business and I’m looking forward to helping them settle in and teach them some of the more traditional skills. Working part-time will be like a hobby for me.”

The recipes, which the butcher’s shop prides itself on, have been passed on to the Griggs, who have been selling their Burrow Farm produce in several locations, including at its own farm on a Saturday morning.

Andrew Crossley of Cherry & Cherry said: “It’s good to see these two businesses coming together. Many consumers are now looking to their local butcher to provide affordable quality meat, which is home-produced and traceable. Therefore a farming butcher located on the busy high street is the way to go.”

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