Meat the team
Andrew founded and established A.P Meats Ltd in October 1993. He launched the business with a mobile butchers’ shop, which was located at different sites in the Midlands and South West; as the business grew, so did Andy’s fleet of fully refrigerated vehicles with us now operating three. As the company has excelled over the years, Andrew has kept up with trade by opening 3 different butchers shops; Alcester Warwickshire, Badsey Worcestershire and The Indoor Eastgate Market Gloucestershire. Andrew left school with minimal qualifications, but the desire and drive to succeed. In 2018, he launched the online side of the business, where we are now able to send our fantastic quality meat nationwide. He is still very much hands on with the business and loves interacting with our lovely customers via his Facebook videos, or personally in the shop…he really is the face of A.P Meats!
Laura joined the team in 2015, after studying for her Undergraduate Degree in Fine Art, at Margaret Street School of Art, Birmingham. She has a creative eye which has thoroughly helped with the marketing side of the business over the years. Laura runs the Facebook and Instagram page for us; creating social media posts and marketing is a little passion of hers. Her job role has changed throughout her time here, starting with shop assistant, developing into an administrator and bookkeeper, to now being a highly valued, Director of the company. You can still find her in the Alcester store at Christmas time, normally dressed as an elf, as she cannot face missing out on the Christmas rush!
Christopher started working for his Dad, Andrew Pattison and the business from the young age of 13. This started off as weekend work; a little bit of pocket money for him. As his passion grew for the company, he quickly went on to pass his HGV class 2 at the age of 18, and his class 3 at the age of 19! He was the youngest in the country to do this at the time, impressive stuff! Chris passed his NVQ in Level 2 Butchery and has loved butchering ever since. He is a huge part of the team as a Director of the company, who has spent many years auctioneering all over the country to become one of the main faces of A.P Meats. Chris now spends his time buying the fresh produce weekly, and gives a firm helping hand in the second cutting room with the online and catering sides of the business.
Clare joined the A.P Meats team in 2016 as Retail Manager in our Alcester store. After studying Business Studies at college, she went on to become an Account Manager for a large IT company and has now found her love for retail. With one of her previous job roles including buying and selling in retail, she excels with the knowledge she has. Clare works hard at keeping up with new stock to advertise and ensuring the shop is running smoothly. Over the years, Clare has helped progress the shop to where it is today; she is the friendly, happy face of our Alcester store and is always keen to help. If there is ever a cooking tip you are after, or a question about a certain cut of meat, Clare is your go to, she has a passion for food and cooking, and has the tastiest of recipes that she is bursting to share!