THIS butchers has been working very hard to keep food on the plates of the people of Barrow recently by increasing their delivery service on a large scale.

Masons Butchers and Catering was founded 26 years ago by husband and wife team Elizabeth and Steven Mason.

They decided to start the business after Steven managed the former Coop butchers and decided to expand his horizons.

The Rawlinson Street based shop makes everything in store and uses the finest meats sources from local suppliers.

Elizabeth Mason, said: "We do this for the people really, our customers are great.

"Everything is homemade and sourced locally. It is important to us to support local services and business.

"We have always done delivery, but not quite on this scale as this is what we do mainly now.

"People are surprised at how good the quality of product which is because they are so used to shopping at supermarkets.

"It is always good to get nice comments from customers, especially after working a 12 hour long day.

"It is great to receive this award, I am surprised that someone has thought of us as it just what we do on a daily basis.

"What makes it even better is that this is an award nominated by the public.

"I would like to say thank you to all our staff members who are doing an amazing job.

"They have all come in each day an worked their socks off.

"A thank you also goes to our delivery drivers who are doing great jobs for us at the moment, we have had to take extra drivers on currently as well.

"Lastly I would like to thank our customers for their continued support."

Currently they are offering packages on their online shop which are regular favourites to help new clients decide what to get just in case they are not sure on what to order from a butchers.

Michael, who nominated Mason’s Butchers for Trader of the Week. said: “Never used a butchers until this week. But after getting three in the last few weeks me and my family have been very impressed.

“The quality, the price and the service! They have come through for my family and a few of my friends in this time of need and I will always be using them once everything has gone back to normal.

“They are so friendly and they actually seem to care about there customers that you don’t get in a supermarket.”

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