The Owen Taylor story
Owen Taylor, the great grandfather of our current Managing Director, Richard Taylor started the business in 1922 at Chestnut Farm in Somercotes which operated as a farm supplying its own abattoir on site.
This then supplied the local retail shops in the Leabrooks, Alfreton, Somercotes and Riddings villages. The reputation of the business was built for providing local high quality meats, sausages and pies.
The abattoir was later moved to the current site at 27 Main Road, Leabrooks when Chestnut Farm was outgrown and the retail shops became a hugely successful concern.
In 1977, Owen Taylors youngest son, the late John Taylor, took over the business upgrading and expanding the wholesale and contract catering side of the business and in 1992, grandson of Owen Taylor, Richard Taylor took the position of Managing Director and developed the business into its present updated, forward thinking company that we have today.
Over the years Owen Taylor has continued to grow.
Today we are a business providing the retail, online and catering markets with high quality, locally sourced fresh meat and meat products.
Owen Taylor still purchases the majority of its products as livestock from local “Farm Assured” farms in the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
As the business has always done, we hand pick the finest animals and have them slaughtered at local abattoirs before they return to us as carcass meat which gives us full control of our product, its quality and its traceability from farm to plate.
We pride ourselves in our quality, our people, our high levels of food safety and levels of service second to none.
To see more of our top sellers from - "What's on the Board" visit our online shop by clicking on the following link HERE and open an account.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
The Staff at Owen Taylor are the best in the business, we expect nothing less when serving our customers, meet some of our award winning team right HERE
As well as our guide to the best cuts of meat and poultry.
We also advise on the best way to prepare our product in our online recipe section HERE
"I have used Owen Taylors and Sons Ltd Catering Butchers continually for the past 16 years. This longevity of partnership is surely testiment enough to the exacting standards of quality and levels of service that they provide and that I expect"
Owner - The Saracens Head, Shirley
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