Stephensons Present Cheshire Life Food & Drink Award

Stephensons Present Cheshire Life Food & Drink Award

  • Stephensons catering equipment suppliers sponsored the Dining Pub of the Year Award
  • Award ceremony at Midland Hotel, Manchester
  • 3 excellent nominations: The Alvanley Arms (Cotebrook), The Dog (Over Peover) and, the winner, The Fox & Hounds (Sproston)
  • Special thanks to Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life for organising another superb eventHenry Cheshire Life Awards

For the 5th consecutive year, Stephensons sponsored the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards with our own category, Dining Pub of the Year. Established in 1868, we have a rich history of providing catering equipment to Cheshire’s pubs and our sponsorship of the Dining Pub of the Year is strongly influenced by our heritage and passion for the pub industry.

The shortlist for the Dining Pub of the Year consisted of 3 superb nominations: The Alvanley Arms, The Dog and The Fox & Hounds.

All 3 pubs serve exceptional food and each would have been a worthy winner of the award.

The Alvanley Arms is a characterful 400 year old coaching inn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. You can always be sure of a warm welcome and excellent food at this Cotebrook-based inn where pub classics are served alongside seafood and grill menus.

The Dog sits in the bosom of Over Peover and provides a friendly haven for locals and visitors alike. With a traditional Sunday roast to put a smile on anyone’s face, The Dog features classic pub food and seasonal specials prepared fresh from their kitchen every day.

Finally, the Dining Pub of the Year Winner, The Fox & Hounds have a strong emphasis on local ingredients. With close attention paid to quality produce, this pub serves locally sourced steak, sustainable seafood from West Coast Fisheries and even ice cream from a nearby manufacturer for an authentic Cheshire experience.

Congratulations to The Fox & Hounds and thank you to Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life for holding another wonderful award ceremony. See you next year!Villeroy-Boch-Affinity Catering Equipment

Stephensons Managing Director, Henry Stephenson, has featured on the Catering Insight Power List of 2015

Stephensons Managing Director, Henry Stephenson, has featured on the Catering Insight Power List of 2015

The Catering Insight Power List 2015 selects the top 50 influencers in the catering industry today. Featuring in the category of Industry Innovators, Henry Stephenson has been recognised as ‘setting benchmarks in the pursuit of professional excellence.’Catering Insight Power List Catering Hospitality Stephensons

Henry said, “It’s great for Stephensons to be recognised as an innovative catering equipment supplier. We strive to supply products that are up to date so we can lead the way when it comes to innovation.

“However, we also have strong links to the past. Being almost 150 years old, Stephensons have a rich and illustrious history and we are proud to provide a mixture of both traditional and contemporary equipment. We have a strong ethos about not resting on our laurels and are always looking to improve.”

Identified for being pioneering and inventive, Stephensons are described as having a ‘high-tech Stockport warehouse, which Henry expanded by 10,000 square feet, processing over 10,000 product lines; 4,000 of them in stock at any one time. This facility is the foundation of HG Stephenson’s ecommerce business, which acts as a 24-hour shop for everything from ice trays to oven ranges.’

Henry said, “We are proud of our cash & carry and it gives customers the chance to physically see, touch and feel our vast range of catering equipment. We carry an extensive and diverse range of stock and our friendly staff have unparalleled expertise.”

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Related story: Crockery For Cuisines With Cash & Carry Manager, Aaron.Stephensons catering Equipment Suppliers, Stockport Manchester

Stephensons Cash & Carry Manager, Aaron, responds to British demands for a more diverse range of foods by suggesting which crockery suits which cuisine.

Find out which cuisines Brits would like to see more of, which crockery you should use to serve Italian food, which colourful crockery is best for a vibrant Carribean cuisine and much more.

Stephensons employee to play in Stockport RUFC first team

Stephensons employee to play in Stockport RUFC first team

Stephensons employee makes first team at Stockport Rugby Union Football Club.

Sean Gill, picker and driver at Stephensons catering equipment suppliers, will be making his Stockport first team debut this Saturday as Prop in an away clash against Stourbridge.

Sean has been playing at Stockport for 21 years, originally playing for the under six team and will be playing in Stockport’s first team this weekend.

As the first team shirt sponsor we’re particularly proud that one of our colleagues has made the first team at Stockport Rugby Union Football Club.

We’d like to wish Sean the very best of luck with his first team debut and the rest a the of team for this weekend’s game.



Stephensons suck it up at JW Lees Annual Golf Day

Stephensons suck it up at JW Lees Annual Golf Day

Stephenson’s golf team came out short at this year’s JW Lees Annual Charity Golf Day.

From previous champions to a bitter loss, this year’s team came out flat on what has been described as ‘an-off day’ by team captain, Steve Jordan.

The Major took place at Manchester Golf Club yesterday and saw talent from across the region come together in search of golf glory.

For Stephenson’s, though, it wasn’t meant to be. The Board of Directors are said to be in talks ahead of next year’s meet on the green.

In a post match interview with, Bradley Duncan, a key player in the team during the glory days, commented that this year’s team “talked a good game.”

He added, “there are no easy games in the JW Lees Major. There’s a lot of competition in the field, this year’s team will have to suck it up and take it on the chin.

“It’s a bitter pill to swallow for all of us. I’m not one to point fingers but let’s just say we’ll be pulling out all of the stops next year, we are playing for our pride.”

During the long journey home Team Captain, Steve Jordan, was said to be looking on the bright side and considering his consolation prize of 12 new golf balls – leaving him just two short after 14 were lost during the game.

Stephensons sponsor Sam Russell, Captain of the England Lacrosse team

Stephensons sponsor Sam Russell, Captain of the England Lacrosse team

Sponsors, Stephensons catering equipment suppliers, catch up with Sam Russell, Captain of the England Lacrosse team, ahead of the Lacrosse World Cup.

The England Lacrosse team arrived in Denver late last week with a forceful game plan having trained hard to clash with the world’s best. The Lacrosse World Cup opens on Thursday July 10, 2014, with England’s opening game against the Iroquois on Friday July 11, 2014.

“We are going to be an exciting team to watch and will score a few more goals than England teams in the past,” said mid-fielder Sam Russell.

“We will be aggressive in defence and push the ball in transition whereas in the past we’ve tended to slow the ball down, have a lot of possessions, pack it in on D and let other teams play.

“But we want to show more of what we can do. We have some real skill and this is the most talented side I’ve been involved with so, without putting too much pressure on ourselves, we want to play with flair, score some really nice goals and do the country proud.”

“We are very well prepared and the coaches have done a brilliant job with the structure, skills and teamwork. We all know our roles and have been playing together for a while now – 16 of the 23 played at the Euros so we have a great team feel rather than being a collection of individuals mashed together.”

Lacrosse is a growing sport in the UK, likely as a result of University sports clubs and is sprawling out across the country.

“Predominantly all but a couple of the England team are based around the Manchester area but there is also a Lacrosse hub down south in London. With the growth of the University game Lacrosse is starting to spread out which is nice to see.”

Sam started playing POP Lacrosse, a non-contact version with plastic headed sticks and oversized Lacrosse balls, at the age of 12 whilst still at primary school.

“Five of us from primary school took it on and it was great to progress together – four of us made the England Under 19s and the fifth made the Wales Under 19s, I’ve been coming down here to Poynton ever since.”

In his first World Cup appearance, Sam was privileged with the position as Captain for the Under 19 team in Vancouver, 2008. 2010 saw his first senior appearance for the Manchester World Games and later in 2012 Sam took part in the European Championships in Amsterdam, Holland.

The Lacrosse World Cup takes place every four years and is spliced with the European Champions which also take place every four years, giving the England team a large tournament every two years.


Stephensons Appoint Assistant Stockport Territory Manager

Stephensons Appoint Assistant Stockport Territory Manager

Catering equipment suppliers, Stephensons, assign a second Territory Manager for Stockport customers.

Following the growing demand for quality catering equipment, we are proud to announce that we have now appointed a second Territory Manager for Stockport Customers.

Having joined the business four years ago in the Sales Department and later progressing to the Cash and Carry, Rob Douglas will now be serving customers in Stockport as Territory Manager, alongside Chris Morral.

Rob will be working with establishments in SK1, SK2, SK4, SK5, SK9, SK13, SK14, SK15, SK16 and SK23. Many of his customers will already know him from the Cash and Carry but he is also eager to get out and meet new customers within the local area. Rob can be contacted via or on 07816196123.

There are currently a number of vacancies within the business, for more information on the current roles available please go to our work for us page.

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