Who Am I Interviewing This Month?

  • His shop is located on King Street, in Twickenham.
  • In his early years, he trained as a TV technician, but thank heavens he changed direction and ended up in Twickenham.
  • Brought up in Tipperary, he moved to London 15 years ago.
  • He came to Twickenham via Bermondsey, as he used to shop here with his wife at weekends and thought it would be a good place for his shop.
  • He used to teach martial arts.
  • He believes that the most important aspect of business is quality. The quality of your products and staff is key to your success, and with passion you will achieve your goals.

Have you guessed who it is yet? No?

  • His early jobs included newspaper boy, milk boy and helping out on local farms. 
  • He has been working at his trade for 52 years.
  • On his very rare days off, he loves to spend time with his grandson and family.
  • One of his customers has no hesitation in spending 45 minutes on the train, each way, to visit his shop. 
  • He loves cooking with quality ingredients.
  • A google reviewer commented, ‘His prices seem very reasonable as the quality of his meat is top drawer!’
  • His shop arrived in Twickenham in late 2019, just in time for Christmas. Another client said, ‘He supplied me with a fabulous Capon for Christmas. Arguably the best roast chicken I have ever had.’

 It can only be one man, Michael Brown of Brown’s Artisan Butchers.

It is easy to see, as soon as you walk into Brown’s Butchers’ shop, that Michael has a passion for providing his customers with great quality products. He sources his meat from Scotland, Ireland and mainly British suppliers with a reputation for sustainable farming. But it’s not just the quality of the base product, it’s the quality of the cuts of meat, the way they are cut, and the expertise of the staff advising on preparation and cooking. I guess this should be no surprise when you consider his many individual awards for his own sausages, black pudding, biltong etc., and that Michael was Regional and National Craft butchering champion for 5 years in a row, in Ireland.

In the past, Michael spent time consulting in supermarkets, training managers in the butchering field and introducing specifications for products. He now spends a good proportion of his time in his own business, passing on his skills to his very friendly and helpful members of staff, Iona, Trevor and Celia, because he believes training staff properly encourages consistency. Even when Michael is absent, you can be sure that you will get great quality service to the very highest standard.

So, what’s next for Brown’s Artisan Butchers? Michael already runs Butchery Master Classes for top chefs and is planning to expand this, offering to include Twickenham residents.

If you want to know more, keep an eye on his website https://browns-artisan-butchers.ueniweb.com/. Or, if all you want is to know the best cut of meat for a roast or a family barbeque, and how to cook it, then Michael and his team will be more than happy to help you out, whether you visit the shop in person or call them on 07305 977007.

They will even deliver it to your door.

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