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 robd@Stephensons.com 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.

Don’t forget to keep up to date with the very latest from Stephensons, including the latest catering products, offers and news, follow @HGStephensons, like our facebook page and be sure to check out our Google Plus profile!

A Successful First Day At Northern Restaurant & Bar 2014

A Successful First Day At Northern Restaurant & Bar 2014

The Stephensons catering equipment stand proved hugely popular at Manchester Central yesterday as Northern Restaurant & Bar show goers look for the latest trends and catering equipment.

Manchester Central’s doors will open once again today for the final day of the exhibition, as part of Northern Hospitality Week.

We attracted plenty of attention on stand 413 as we showcased the latest collections from Arc, Artis, Churchill, Dudson, Porcelite, Robert Welch, Steelite, Utopia and Villeroy & Boch.

Thom Hetherington, Managing Director of Northern Restaurant & Bar, said: “The show is 15% bigger this year and stand bookings have gone through the roof with the exhibition a sell out.

“The hospitality industry in the North has gone from strength to strength and with visitor pre reg breaking all records, the show reflects the confidence, ambition and aspiration amongst the leading operators.”

Don’t forget it’s not too late to attend the North’s biggest hospitality show; register online for free and then drop by our stand to say hi!

To keep up to date with the latest from NRB 2014, like us on facebook and follow us on twitter, @HGStephensons. For more information, contact our Customer Service team on 0161 483 6256.

Here’s a snap shot of our stand from yesterday!

Stephensons Catering Equipment To Exhibit At Northern Restaurant & Bar 2014

Stephensons Catering Equipment To Exhibit At Northern Restaurant & Bar 2014

Catering equipment suppliers, Stephensons will be exhibiting at Manchester’s Northern Restaurant and Bar show next week.

As part of Northern Hospitality Week, we’ll be returning to Northern Restaurant & Bar with nearly 2000 new lines next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Come and visit us on stand 413 where we’ll be showcasing the latest collections from Arc, Artis, Churchill, Dudson, Porcelite, Robert WelchSteelite, Utopia and Villeroy & Boch.

We are a family-run business of more than 145 years, with five generations of experience, offering an unrivalled wealth of knowledge and expertise. Renowned in the industry as market leaders, you will find plenty of inspiration for your establishment on our stand.

Free tickets to the North’s biggest hospitality show are available via the NRB 2014 website.

Thom Hetherington, Managing Director of Northern Restaurant & Bar, said: “The show is 15% bigger this year and stand bookings have gone through the roof with the exhibition a sell out.

“The hospitality industry in the North has gone from strength to strength and with visitor pre reg breaking all records, the show reflects the confidence, ambition and aspiration amongst the leading operators.”

To keep up to date with the latest news like us on facebook and follow us on twitter, we’ll be tweeting live from NRB 2014 via @HGStephensons!

For more information contact us on 0161 483 6256 and we’ll see you at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2014!

Stephensons Introduce Mark Holmes As Their Latest Addition To The Team

Stephensons Introduce Mark Holmes As Their Latest Addition To The Team

Stephensons catering equipment supplier welcome Mark Holmes as their new Territory Manager for Liverpool, Chester and the Wirral.

With over 25 years experience in the catering industry, we’re proud to introduce Mark as the newest addition to our ever expanding team. Having worked in some of the best kitchens in the country, Mark’s wealth of knowledge is an asset to the company and is already valued among customers.

Mark’s comprehensive background as a chef range from Commis Chef at the start of his career progressing through to Senior Chef de Partie, Sous Chef right through to Head Chef and Proprietor. Restaurants Mark has worked at include: The Mayfair Five Star Deluxe Hotel in London; La Terrace at Le Meridian Hotel in London; and Scotts Restaurant and Champagne Bar in London. In the North West region Mark has worked at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Mr Thomas’ Restaurant and Bar in Manchester among many more!

A chat with mark will unearth plenty of interesting stories and even the odd bit of name dropping having personally cooked for the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson and even the Royal Family!

Mark said: “I’m very proud of my career as a chef and I am looking forward to using my expertise to help my customers at Stephensons.”

Mark Holmes can be contacted via markh@stephensons.com or on 07768 535 602.

We are currently still recruiting for a number of roles within the business and with over 145 years experience in the catering and hospitality industry we offer solid employment prospects. For more information on the latest roles available and to apply please go to our work for us page.

Don’t forget to keep up to date with the very latest from Stephensons, including the latest products, offers and industry news, follow @HGStephensons, like our facebook page and be sure to check out our Google Plus profile!