This week we chatted to Steve Pilkington and Michelle Welshmen from Manchester Butcher shop and Local Gem – The Butchers’s Quarter.
Steve Pilkington, Michelle Welshmen, Rowen Brown & Mike Walton
Tell us a little bit about your business & what you do there?
We are a Butcher’s shop and delicatessen in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, we aim to “bring the farm to the city centre.” We source all our produce locally and take great pride in sourcing only the finest quality meats. We undertake all our butchery on site ensuring only the freshest cuts of meat are sold in the shop.
How did you get started?
We recognised that there was no artisan Butcher’s shops in the city centre and we wanted to bring something different to the city. We originally had the idea about three years ago and had to find a shop, fitters, staff, products but we have been open 12 months in March.
What has been/is your biggest challenge?
Our biggest challenge was securing a site and finding the right team who shared our vision for the shop and could see what we wanted to achieve.
How do you use customer feedback with your team?
We have monthly team meetings and always provide feedback to the team, we use feedback regarding products to inform our customers.
What excites you the most about owning/running a business in Manchester?
We have an exciting new brand with lots of opportunities in a vibrant city, with lots of development going on. Manchester is a hive of restaurants and cafe’s of different cultures.
A fantastic story from a brilliant butchers keeping family tradition alive and it seems that Manchester is starting to pay attention to the quality these guys bring to the city.
P.s. it’s almost BBQ season
from Yelp https://www.yelpblog.com/2016/03/manchesters-local-gems-the-butchers-quarter
via Yelp Blog