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The Cash & Carry is Open

We are open Monday to Friday: 9am-5:30pm and Saturday: 9:30am-3pm. There are strict social distancing measures in place when browsing the store in order to protect our staff and customers. 

The Cash & Carry

UPDATE: The Cash & Carry is open for browsing and ready to support you. There are strict social distancing measures when browsing the store. Face coverings are required. However, we will not challenge customers who do not cover their face since they may have a medical condition.

To augment the Showroom is our Cash & Carry section, where over 6,000 lines are always in stock and ready to go. So, if you’ve run out of blue roll on a Friday afternoon, or you need some straws stat, we’ve got you covered.

With specific sections for tableware, cleaning, bar equipment and more, the Stephenson's Cash & Carry makes picking up the essentials a breeze!

Hand Sanitiser from Stephensons Catering Suppliers

Excellent Customer Service from Stephensons Catering Suppliers

Kitchen Cleaning Equipment from Stephensons Catering Equipment

Get the essentials from Stephensons Catering Suppliers

Facemasks and PPE from Stephensons Catering Suppliers

Consumables from Stephensons Catering Suppliers

The Showroom

UPDATE: Due to the current climate, please telephone to book an appointment if you wish to visit the showroom. The Cash & Carry is still open for browsing but with strict social distancing in place to protect our staff and customers.

Whether it’s a large-scale opening or just a crockery refresh, the Stephenson’s showroom is the best place to physically see and feel the latest products before making a decision. What’s more, knowledgeable staff are on hand to help every step of the way!

Our showroom space is filled with handpicked items that have been chosen to meet all needs; from budget buys to innovative new releases. Customers are invited to spend as much time as they’d like liaising with our staff, and mixing and matching pieces to create the best possible selection for their establishment.

Friendly service and expert advice from Jordan, our Showroom Sales Advisor

See our wide range of barware options and find the right solution for you

Get to grips with a massive range of crockery suitable for all settings

Professional Kitchen equipment from Stephensons Catering Suppliers

Get to grips with a massive range of glassware suitable for all settings

Quality Catering Cutlery from Stephensons Catering Equipment

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  Opening Times

9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9.30am - 3pm

Travelling from the North

Once on the M60 follow signs for Stockport. At Junction 1 or 27 join the A6.
Travel South following signs for Hazel Grove. We're located adjacent to the Alma Lodge Hotel.

Travelling from the South

If you're coming from the M6, at Junction 9 get onto the M56 then onto the M60 and follow directions above.

Stephensons location in Greater Manchester

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  1. 1860

    The company's founder Henry George Stephenson moved to Manchester, where he began selling pottery on the Salford Flat Iron Market.

  2. 1868

    Henry moved into Manchester's newly built Barton Arcade, opening the first Stephensons store.

  3. 1900

    The business is officially registered with Companies House as 'H.G. Stephenson Limited'.

  4. 1914

    Business continued to thrive until the advent of the Great War which brought major recession and limited supplies.

  5. 1918

    Henry dies leaving his sixth son, Ernest, to guide the business through the Great War.

  6. 1919

    Miss Anne Smith joined Stephensons aged 19. Anne worked for the company for 70 years to become the longest serving employee.

  7. 1939

    Harold Stephenson, son of Ernest, was elected to the board.

  8. 1940

    Stephensons halted retail operations after Barton Arcade suffered extensive damage during the first night of the 'Manchester Blitz'.

  9. 1945

    Barton Arcade reopened fully after the war, although supplies of anything more than plain white earthenware and basic glass remained virtually impossible to find until the 1970's.

  10. 1966

    Ernest retires at the age of 79, with his nephew Harold taking full control of the company.

  11. 1967

    After 99 years at Barton Arcade, Stephensons moved to the Kennerley Works site in Stockport.

  12. 1970

    Michael Stephenson, a fourth genration family memebr, becomes Managing Director.

  13. 1998

    Julian Lewis-Booth, Michael's eldest son, joins Stephensons as Sales Director.

  14. 2005

    Julian's brother, Henry, joined the business as Marketing Director and would later become Managing Director.

  15. 2006

    The Stephensons website is launched to propel the company into the 21st century.

  16. 2013

    The Kennerley Works site was expanded to over 30,000 square feet.

  17. 2015

    Stephensons acquire a 13,000 foot warehouse in Cheadle.

  18. Today

    Today, with over 150 years of proud history, the Stephenson’s story is still being written…