Buckinghamshire butcher to expand estate

Buckinghamshire butchers Ricky and Emily Jeffrey are to open another shop in the county. 

Having run the Egg house Charcuterie in Aylesbury for over a year, the duo have taken over the butcher shop in Haddenham.

Set to open on 24 June, the shop is where Ricky plied his trade for 12 years, giving him the chance to come full circle on his butchery career.

The business was due to close due to the owners’ retirement, but Ricky wanted to keep the trade alive in the area. Speaking to Meat Trades Journal, he explained how important it was to buy the shop.

“Unfortunately not many people are opening butchery shops so it could have very easily have stayed closed if we didn’t buy it. I love this industry so when we saw it was up for sale, we went for it.”

He said the couple will be putting their own stamp on the new site when it opens. “A business is a reflection of the owner’s personality. We’re quite positive so I want the new shop to reflect that. We won’t be changing the layout but putting some touches on it to make it our own.”

Although doing his part to help grow the butchery industry, Ricky was tight-lipped on whether there would be more sites opening in the future. “I would like the business to grow organically and in a sustainable manner. We’ve never actually had a long-term plan but rather acted on impulse.”

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