Catering Butcher to move to new site

The Catering Butcher is to move to a new 17,000sq ft licensed cutting plant that is 10 times the size of its current site.

Located in Fenton in Stoke-on-Trent, the same town as its current plant, the new site will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including 10,000sq ft of cold storage and increased space for dry-aged meat. The plant has been designed with guidance from the Food Standards Agency.

The expansion will also create 20 new positions at the company.

This new venture marks the 90th anniversary of the family butchers, which opened in 1926. The business now supplies more than 300 hotels, restaurants, pub chains, conferencing venues, catering companies and the education sector each week.

Managing director David Jackson said: I, my family and our staff are very proud and excited to be moving to this new modern premises. When the freehold for this site came available, it seemed perfect for us, allowing us to expand while staying within two miles of our original family farm.

Employing people from this area has also been a huge factor in our decision; we consider that the people of Stoke-on-Trent are some of the best and hard-working in the country.

This expansion enables us to continue with the managed and sustained growth that the company has achieved over the last 20 years. It is very important to me that the move helps us to continue in providing our core values of great meat and a great, friendly, personal service always.

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