Here’s to the next 500 years of MGS
OVER its five centuries, Manchester Grammar School has established a great number of working relationships with local businesses and retains personal connections with many of the people it has come into contact with
These organisations are proud to be associated with MGS and hope the school continues to enjoy prosperity and success in order to reach further such milestones in the future. Roger Ward, owner of The Albert Square Chop House, is one of those who has forged a strong relationship with Manchester Grammar School.
He explained: “My connection with MGS is personal: my children both went there; my wife works in the junior school.
“People say that the chop houses are Manchester institutions. That they are iconic places. Found only in our city. That they help to make Manchester unique. That they have a special place in the history of the city. And that many celebrated characters have spent time there. Much like the Manchester Grammar School.
“This anniversary should be a time for looking forwards as well as back, and for celebrating the things that make the school so important to our city’s reputation worldwide.
“And, if you’d like to raise a glass, you’re welcome to do so with us.” competitive price. It soon expanded to provide teas.
Roger explained: “Customer service was an area most coffee businesses let themselves down, so was high on my agenda.
“I would safely say this is high on my business priorities and one all my customers would agree with. R Coffee prides itself in working closely with its customers.
“We blend our own teas and coffees, deliver all our stock directly - minimising carbon footprint - and bring new products to our customers keeping them ahead of the game.” Brendan Anderton Butchers is a private limited company owned and run by the Anderton Family in the Ribble Valley.
In the early 1970’s Brendan and Petrina worked from Stydd Lee, Farm House, Ribchester (Brendan’s family home) putting together weekly deep freeze orders.
In 1972, they opened the butchers shop in Longridge and have built the business on traditional butchery skills, quality meat and first class service.
Today, the business operates over three sites: two traditional butchers shops - Longridge and Clitheroe - and an EC Licensed (UK 4843 EC) BRC Cutting Premises.
Brendan Anderton Butchers is a household name in the local area and is proud to serve loyal community.
It also operates in the food service sector providing catering cuts of meat to managed kitchens, schools, restaurants, nursing homes and public houses and it is this service it provides for Manchester Grammar School.
Together the directors have more than 100 years experience of all aspects of retailing and catering butchery and the meat industry in general. They are committed to preserving traditional butchery skills and values whist developing new and exciting products.
The company has high standards of manufacturing practice and are audited by external accreditation bodies to standards including BRC Global Standards for food safety, Red Tractor Meat Processing, EBLEX QSM and STS.
The company employs approximately 45 local people, and have a fleet of 14 refrigerated vans that are able to offer daily deliveries throughout the North West.
The family hope that their vision of the future will always maintain Brendan’s businesses ethos: ‘quality, service and civility’.