Butcher expands to third site

The business started by opening a shop on Derby Road, Longridge, and five years ago a catering and wholesale business in Hothersall, also in the Ribble Valley, which supplies beef, lamb, pork and chicken to a range of businesses including restaurants, nursing homes, schools and hospitals.

Now the company, which is still operated by five members of the Anderton family, has expanded into Clitheroe after leasing the former Harrison and Kerr Butchers shop on King Street. It now has 28 members of staff.

The family – founders Brendan Anderton and his wife Petrina, sons Austin and Roger, and daughter Emma Medhurst – was advised by Simon England, solicitor at Lancashire law firm Napthens.

Simon said: “The business is one of the best known and longest established in Longridge, and has been supplying the local community successfully for almost 40 years.

“Relying on traditional values has helped the family remain a household name in the area, and Clitheroe is a new market offering an exciting future.”

Emma Medhurst, director at Anderton’s Ribble Valley Butchers, said: “When my father started the business he had the motto Quality, Service and Civility, and has stuck to that ever since which I think is the real secret to our success.

“We have members of staff that have been with the business for 30 years, who know the profession inside out, and the business is trusted to provide a great service to customers.

“When the shop came up in Clitheroe we knew it was the right time to expand a little further and to be on the doorstep of a whole new set of customers.”