Aberdeenshire butcher in the money

A butcher in Scotland has achieved a whopping turnover after only taking over a business for one year.

Andrew Gordon of Andrew Gordon Butchery & Fine Foods has announced he has achieved a turnover of £500,000 in his first year in business after taking over a well-known family-run butcher’s firm in Aberdeen in 2008.

Andrew said: “The turnover for our first year, I am delighted to say, has exceeded our expectations and we are very pleased with the figure, especially given the current economic climate.

“We are rapidly expanding our individual and corporate customer base and I think a vital factor in our success is that we offer top-quality products that people want, when they want it.”

After leaving school, Andrew trained and worked as a butcher in Stonehaven for more than a decade before a change of path took him to international recruitment and luxury car sales. In 2005, a job in business development and sales and rental for an oil services company took him to the Middle East, but his passion for his trade saw him return to the north east a few years later.

He added: “We have a full range of the very best-quality beef, lamb, pork and chicken for every taste and budget, from very traditional cuts that need long, slow cooking to quick meal ideas for the busy modern housewife and mouth-watering steaks. You can pretty much come in and buy a three-course meal to take home and cook!

“In addition, the fact that we are open early and until 6.30pm four nights a week makes the shop very accessible for people on their way to and from work.”

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