Husband and wife team open new Long Sutton butchers
A husband and wife team are working together to build a dream business in Long Sutton.
Stuart and Samantha Cooper opened the doors to their new butchers in the town’s Market Place on Tuesday.
The duo joined forces when Stuart decided to take the plunge and set up shop after years of working in other butcher’s shops in the area.
He said: “I worked at Brian Frisby Butchers in Moulton Chapel for seven years, but before that I had worked for Jackson’s in Holbeach and Long Sutton on and off for 15 years.
“It’s always been a goal to open up on my own and when I saw that this shop had become available I thought ‘do I want to work with someone else or get a bigger shop on my own?’.”
Stuart is bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge with him after having spent a month working tirelessly to bring it up to scratch.
He said: “It was a daunting idea, moving to a bigger shop, but the feedback with been given have been brilliant.
“I just hope that people get behind us and support us now.
“I know that it’s a challenge but I enjoy that and I think everyone will want to come and have a look.
“It’s been a real team effort to get it done – we got the keys at the start of March and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my father-in-law, my mum and dad who have been looking after our little one, Michael Wright who fitted the alarm, Philip Newton of Double 7
Designs and Matthew Harrison for doing the electrics.
“I need to thank my wife because she has put up with a lot too.”
Stuart and Samantha will be offering a wide range of meat, not forgetting plenty of produce you would expect to find in a farm shop.
Stuart said: “All of my meat is locally sourced and Sam is also running a farm shop area with plenty of produce like plum loaves. We really wanted to cater for all needs in Long Sutton so we will have veg on offer as well – everything you would typically find in a farm shop.”
Although Stuart has moved on to pastures new, he hasn’t forgotten his loyal following in Moulton Chapel.
He said: “I can’t forget about my customers who I’ve left behind in Moulton Chapel so I’m going to do a special delivery service for them on Fridays. They just need to give us a call and we will deliver to them as many are older people who can’t travel too far.”
For more information, visit S&S Butchers on Facebook or call 01406 366623.