Meet the Team
Mark started his career in butchery as a “Saturday lad” scrubbing floors and cleaning up at a butchers in Nailsworth at the tender age of 14. Two years later he joined Taylor’s and has learned the trade from the bottom up, now running the business.
Over his 40 years at Taylor’s, he has seen many changes with the shop redevelopment, changes in butchery styles and products range. Mark was instrumental in the introduction of high welfare meats initially from the Real Meat Company and then subsequently organically certified products from the Gatcombe Park Estate near Minchinhampton. Butchery must be in the blood! He can trace it in his family tree back to 1580.
Away from the shop his interests includes History, Archaeology, wine and his cats, but not necessarily in that order.
Shaun started his career at Broomhall’s abattoir in Eastington at the age of 16, progressing to the shop as a butcher and going on to Cheltenham College, where he achieved Distinction and winning “Butcher of the Year” cup.
Having spent a little time out of butchery, Shaun came back to his true vocation when he joined the Taylor’s team, becoming a Director in 2013.
Shaun also looks after the catering/wholesale side of the business supplying the catering trade for Taylors.
I started at Taylors Butchers when I was 14 years old as the Saturday lad, helping out in the school holidays. When I left school, I started engineering apprenticeship, which I did for 2 years, but I decided that it was not what I wanted to do. At the beginning of 2015, a full time trainee position arose in the shop and I took up the offer, now fully trained, I enjoy the daily challenges that the job brings…
Outside work, I have keen interest in classic cars and motorcycles, which I do in the evenings and weekends. I also like to take part in car and motorcycle trials in the local area and the South of England.
Joe having finished his ‘A’ levels spent 3 years in the catering trade as a sous chef.
The Company were looking to take on a butchery apprentice and thought Joe’s interest in the cutting and preparation of meat would give him the extra advantage required for the job.
His step father Shaun was very happy to pass on his wealth of experience to the next generation of the family. Joe has proven to be an asset to the company with his organisational skills, new ideas, and pleasant manner with the customers.
Tony started delivering meat on a bike in the village of Uley at the age of 14 as a Saturday boy.
At the age of 16 he went on to work for J. M. Ratcliffs Butchers in Uley before moving to join Baxters Butcher in Silver Street, Dursley.
Having spent time away from the trade Tony joined Taylors in October 2014 delivering meat.
Tony’s interests and hobbies include football, cricket and spending time with his family.