The newly refurbished Skipton shop is proving extremely popular with customers, who report that it has enhanced their Drake & Macefield shopping experience significantly.

New signage has also been installed as part of a national branding exercise led by the Q Guild, the organisation that represents some of the best independent butchers in Britain. Drake & Macefield was accepted as a member in 2007.

Established in 1898 and thought to be one of Skipton’s oldest businesses, Drake & Macefield has expanded and diversified extensively over the past decade. An ongoing investment programme has included the provision of in-house cooking facilities at the Skipton shop, along with diversification into new product ranges, the launch of a second shop in Settle, as well as the opening of a
meat preparation unit on Skipton’s Snaygill Industrial Estate to cater for increasing customer demand.
Drake & Macefield has also made its mark in the meat industry awards arena, winning multiple accolades for its pies, sausages and black puddings – and being chosen as National Pork Pie Champions.

Partner Richard Teal said:

The refurbishment of our Skipton shop is our biggest single investment in the business to date. We have come far in recent years. For example, at the turn of the new Millennium, we employed just three people and were selling around
100 pork pies a week. We now have a 14-strong workforce and are selling some 5,000 pies every

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