Butcher Steve Osborne has had an overwhelming response from customers since he opened his new shop in Longton Exchange Shopping Centre.
Steve’s Quality Meats opened in April. Steve, who has been a butcher since he was 15, runs it along with wife Paula.
‘I love dealing with the public, I love the banter,’ he said. ‘Customers have become more like friends.’
The couple are familiar faces in Longton and have had a market stall in Longton market for 20 years.
‘It was the next step for us to move into a shop,’ said Steve.
Their day starts at 6.30am when they arrive in the shop to prepare for the day ahead.
Quality and service are important at Steve’s Quality Meats. Steve and Paula have hundreds of loyal customers. Some customers travel for miles to shop with them.
‘It’s great, we love it,’ said Steve.
‘When our customers are happy we thrive on it. We do the best we possibly can. It’s our business and we take pride in it.
Steve’s Quality Meats, which is in Bennett Precinct, sells high quality fresh and cooked meats. The shop is open six days a week, from Monday until Saturday, and has attracted a mix of new and loyal customers.
‘It has been extremely busy since we opened,’ said Steve.