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Small Business & red tape

In a recent blog I highlighted the problems we have had as a small business with In a regards to local administration. Many small businesses suffer at the hands of their local authorities who sometimes can be heavy handed when applying ‘the rules’. Revenue collection from small businesses or over-zealous officialdom can sometimes leave ‘us entrepreneur’s’ reeling and […]

  • December 24th, 2013

Wandsworth’s Big Brothers is watching you!

Wandsworth council’s army of ‘busy bodies’ seem hellbent on interfering in the affairs of small businesses; all white collar council employees are told to report anything and everything. The problem with this is that when you give too many of your subordinates too much authority; they will do their best to use it and by […]

  • November 9th, 2013

Is it the Food Safety Agency’s (FSA) Policy to single out Butchers for special treatment?

I love Balham, I love the people, the vibe and being the local butcher, however, the pressure I am put under by our local authority environmental department is beyond belief. According to Peter Reddell, an environmental officer with Wandsworth, he has told me that my business is unique to Wandsworth and the FSA has told […]

  • October 26th, 2013

Government needs to change its policies on the food chain in the UK

The UK government seems hell-bent on pushing forward GM crops and a scientific approach to the growth of the food chain in UK. After all the scares we have had over the last 25 years with foot and mouth, BSE, bird flu and of course the horse-meat scandal; the government and the FSA try to […]

  • July 2nd, 2013

A Butchers advice for keeping food safe in summer

As a butcher I am constantly working around fridges and aware of the dangers of letting meat get too warm, especially chicken & pork products. I am always making my butchery staff aware of managing the amount of meat they have to work with at any one time. Keeping things cool so the product will […]

  • June 27th, 2013

Being an Independent Butcher in the Q-Guild of butchers

An idependant butchers life can be a tough one as you have to carry out every role in your business. For instance, you have to be the marketing manager, general management, complete orders, organize staff, manage the health of the business, create product lists, carry out staff training and so on; the list of tasks […]

  • June 26th, 2013

The Q guild of Butchers-What does it stand for?

As a member of the Q Guild of butchers I believe it is my duty to explain; who they are? as most of you will not have even heard of them. Throughout the UK there are probably 200-300 quality butchers that provide the standards of quality and service to the public that Chadwick’s applies. The […]

  • June 15th, 2013

New exciting Dexter beef farm joins our supply team

As one of Britains best butchers, I am always on the look out for new exciting farmers that can supply us with new local products. So I was particularly interested when Derek from Stream farm made an opportune visit to us and explained his offer. Stream farm have a herd of 250 Organically grown Dexter […]

  • June 14th, 2013

Chadwicks Feature in Meat Management Magazine

Chadwicks Butchers featured in this months Meat Management Magazine with 3 full pages, so when you have 5 minutes, grab a coffee and have a good read.

  • June 6th, 2013

Our beef really is beef and Really British

At Chadwick’s we can guarantee the traceability of our beef as we have a direct relationship with our farmers and buy direct from the farm. Childhay organics in Dorset, is one of our farms and deliver most of our organic meat. The family have farmed for 4 generations and is now run by father and […]

  • June 6th, 2013