New butcher’s opens, after dropping crowdfunding

A new butcher’s shop is set to open in Ladywell, London, on 26 August, which is the brainchild of Callum Heckstall-Smith.  

He originally launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise money for the Heckstall & Smith butcher’s outlet, but withdrew to remain majority shareholder.

He said he came up with idea of launching in the London suburb, as in recent years the high street has had a revival.

Heckstall-Smith said:  “People have come back to shopping local, with the local deli really well supported and the local coffee shop doing particularly well. I thought what we could really do with is a butcher’s.”

He is working with an existing Wirral-based butcher called Edge and Son, which has a supply chain that works with local farmers to offer traditional breed meat.

“It’s a great way to get a shop open without having to stress about everything from day one,” said Heckstall-Smith. “We buy the whole carcases and will do the butchery at our end. Then we can do more of our own stuff and work with more local suppliers. I want tonesd to deliver consistently good quality.”

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