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More than just a Butchers! Anderton Ribble Valley Butchers

  • More than just a Butchers! Anderton Ribble Valley Butchers
  • More than just a Butchers! Anderton Ribble Valley Butchers
  • More than just a Butchers! Anderton Ribble Valley Butchers
  • More than just a Butchers! Anderton Ribble Valley Butchers
A family business Andertons is managed by Brendan, Austin and Roger and they are based in Lancashire`s Ribble Valley. They have an established network of local, regional and international suppliers who know our expectations and understand the scope of our business. With a demand for products of specific quality and grade, fluid relationships with all supply partners both at home and throughout the European Union and Commonwealth are integral to provision. Customers can be assured that they are being supplied with consistently high quality, competitively priced meat all year round.
In the deep freeze boom of the early 70’s Brendan Anderton saw an opportunity and started up his own delivery business of deep freeze meat orders. Along with his wife, Petrina, they had matching blue mini vans which could be seen driving around the area during evenings and weekends. Finally deciding that this was the business for them they opened the Butchers shop in Longridge.
In the 1980’s they moved into catering building up the catering side of the business gaining a reputation for ‘going that extra mile’. Brendan`s sons Roger and Austin further developed the catering side of the business and in 2007 it moved to a purpose-built Licensed Cutting Premises where the distribution capabilities and scope of the business expanded into supplying local Schools, nurseries & colleges; Nursing homes & hospitals; Factories and supermarkets; Restaurants and pubs; Wholesale & retail shops; Contract caterers & food service providers. Delivering throughout the North of England
After working in the shop from a young age the sons both Roger & Austin enrolled in Further and Higher Education courses learning about Food Safety, HACCP, legal compliance and manufacturing practice.

Roger continued learning and in 2015 Roger was awarded The Institute of Meat’s Accredited Master Butcher status. As well as the youngest he was the 17th to be awarded out of a current list of 45.

In 2016 Roger was Awarded
- Fellowship into the Institute of Food Science and Technology and Royal Society of Public Health.
- Passed the Food Standard Agency training in Food Allergy, Traceability and Labelling.
- Awarded Master Craftsman into the Craft Guild of Chefs
In 2017 Roger began studying for the Master of Science in Food Safety Management at The University of Central Lancashire.

To date Roger has produced papers and detailed research around the subjects of E Coli in food and Food Fraud

In recognition for all this hard work Roger was recently accepted and admitted into the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Butchers - a prestigious award for any butcher.
Roger finds time to practice Taekwondo to a high level, karate with his daughter, and has just taken up guitar playing as he can no longer play rugby due to an injury.

For further information about the report or any of the subjects covered, contact Roger by email or call 01772 780303 or visit their website

They also have an online shop so even if you are not local you can experience the local Ribble Valley flavour wherever you are.