Member News: Stephensons ‘Show-room’ For Improvement with New Mayoress Linda Holt

May 19th, 2017 - Last updated at May 19th, 2017

“On behalf of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport I congratulate Stephensons on their fifty years in Stockport and, as they approach their 150th anniversary in business, I wish them continued success.”

Mayoress of Stockport, Linda Holt

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HG Stephensons celebrated 50 years in Stockport on Wednesday and opened their updated showroom.

The event was the first formal engagement for the new Mayoress of Stockport, Linda Holt. The Mayoress was joined by her husband and Consort Elect, Ken Holt, who also previously held the position of Mayor.

The Mayoress said, “It was a pleasure to visit Stephensons as my first formal engagement. Stephensons is a thriving family business that is flying the flag for Stockport throughout the North West and across the country.

“The history of Stephensons is extremely interesting; it is fascinating to see how the company has developed in recent years and they have ambitious plans for the future.

“On behalf of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport I congratulate Stephensons on their fifty years in Stockport and, as they approach their 150th anniversary in business, I wish them continued success.”

Julian Lewis-Booth, Commercial Director at Stephensons, said, “Having been based at Kennerley Works for half a century, we are proudly woven into the fabric of the Stockport community. We now employ over 100 people and are really excited to find out what the next 50 years have to offer.”

Henry Stephenson, Managing Director, said, “Stephensons have always maintained a strong emphasis on innovation so we decided to modernise our showroom to keep pace with constantly evolving dining trends. The updated showroom enhances the display of our ever-increasing and diverse ranges of products.”

The catering equipment company has grown tremendously over the past 5 years, acquiring 2 new warehouses, building a demonstration kitchen and employing over 100 people.

The showroom was originally built in 1997 and opened by Peter Robinson of Robinson’s brewery.

Stephensons were previously based in Manchester’s Barton Arcade for 99 years and moved to Kennerley Works next to the Alma Lodge in Stockport in 1967.

Stephensons is still a family business; Michael Stephenson is Chairman whilst sons Henry and Julian are Managing Director and Commercial Director respectively. Directors Henry Stephenson and Julian Lewis-Booth are 5th generation family members.