2018 marks the 150th anniversary for family-run Stephensons — a Stockport based company that has been setting the standards for how catering suppliers should operate since 1868. With innovation and integrity as core values, Stephensons has become recognised as an industry leader for any catering equipment, disposable and tableware needs.
Now with the fifth generation at the helm, the company is run by Henry Stephenson, alongside his brother Julian.
Stephensons boast an extensive customer base that includes restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, and other catering and hospitality businesses across the country — particularly in Cheshire and throughout the North West.
With these firmly established Northern roots and a true appreciation for culinary quality, it’s with a great delight that Stephensons are acting as headline sponsors for the 2018 Cheshire Life Awards.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Henry Stephenson said, “Cheshire is bursting with unique and characterful catering and hospitality businesses. Awards like this help us recognise those who make Cheshire the hub of culture that it has become.
It’s really heartening to see both the continued development and the consistent quality on display in Cheshire. Stephensons are extremely proud to be here to help support and celebrate this wonderful region!”
Stephensons themselves have some means for celebration too, with this year marking an historic 150 years in business. To commemorate this milestone, the company has launched their most extensive catalogue ever, which contains a number of innovative new products including sustainable food packaging, the rebirth of the Lantern Tankard and bold crockery from the likes of Villeroy & Boch and Utopia. A sesquicentennial revamp for the website is also set to be revealed later this year with a focus on an intuitive customer experience.
Despite the decorated history, Stephensons aren’t resting on their past achievements. This is illustrated by this year’s accolades that already include Feefo’s Gold Trusted Service award and being named Regional Distributor of the Year by the Foodservice Packaging Association.