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Established 1868

Catering Equipment Supplier Showroom Over £2million of Stock
Available From Our Warehouse

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About Us

Stephensons are a fifth generation, family run business that has been setting the standard for how catering suppliers should operate since 1868. With innovation and integrity as core values, we’ve become recognised as an industry leader for all of your catering equipment, disposable and tableware needs. 

At our modern site in Stockport Greater Manchester, we boast the North’s largest cash and carry showroom, our own fleet of vans and a dedicated sales team. It’s these combining factors that help us to provide a rounded and efficient service from order to delivery.

Our extensive customer base is built up of restaurants, pubs and hotels as well as the education and public sector. Accordingly, our catering equipment selection has everything from essential to innovative.

Awards & Honours


For everyone here at Stephenson's, this industry is our passion.
Therefore, it's extremely humbling and inspiring when our efforts are recognised.


Here are a few recent accolades that we are particularly proud of...

Stephensons were honoured and humbled to be named Business of the Year in the £10-25m Turnover Category at the 2018 Manchester Evening News Business Awards.

In 2018, Stephensons were delighted to be receive the Regional Distributor of the Year title at the annual Food Packaging Association Awards.

The Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award was once again attained by Stephensons for 2019, reflecting our continued dedication to excellent customer service.

As a company that prides itself on family values, Stephensons were thrilled to be named as the North West's Family Business of the Year by the British Chamber Awards.

Since moving to Stockport in 1967, Stephensons have been proud to be part of such a fantastic community. To be recognised as Family Business of the Year by the town we call home was something very special.

1868 - 2018: 150 Years Inspiring the Caterer

2018 marked the sesquicentennial anniversary of the founding of HG Stephenson Ltd.
Stephensons returned to its original Barton Arcade home to celebrate in style.

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Field Sales Team

Based in key locations across the North and beyond, our Territory Managers are committed to supporting
their localities with expert knowledge, comprehensive solutions and a personal service.


Whether it's a new opening or just a napkin colour change, our reps will help you every step of the way.

Customer Service Team

For every hour that we're operating, we have a dedicated internal customer service team
hand to help you online or over the phone.

Our team will be happy to assist with orders, deliveries and any enquiries or advice you may require.

Delivery Fleet

We are proud to have a dedicated fleet of vans servicing the North West with daily deliveries.


Our experienced drivers ensure that local orders are handled with care and attention.
Equally, our dependable courier service provides a fast and efficient network across the rest of the country.

With this reliable system, we endeavour to get any 'in-stock' items ordered before 3pm to you the very next day.


Don't take our word for it! Here's what our customers say:

Simon Wood
Executive Chef & Owner

"Since I opened my first establishment in 2017, Stephenson's have been a reliable and supportive supplier that have helped us thrive. We've built a personal relationship with our area manager and this has facilitated important aspects of operating - such as sourcing products and last minute deliveries.

The relationship has been so efficient that we worked with Stephenson's for our opening of Woodkraft in Cheltenham, as well as our 2019 collaboration with Hotel Indigo in Chester."


Richard Greensmith
Operations Manager

"Over these past 4 years, Stephenson's have been a valuable, reliable and supportive partner in sourcing and supplying suitable equipment for all of the University outlets, including the 900 capacity Devonshire Dome area.

I would definitely recommend working with Stephenson's for their ability to support and supply any catering activity you may need to engage in."


Anson Bolton
Food Development Manager

"We've used Stephenson's for a number of years. Their service is very professional throughout; from the drivers through to the customer service team, nothing is too much trouble. Our Account Manager is always on hand and has been a fantastic support during several new openings over the past few years.

I also find Stephenson's to be at the forefront of innovation which assists us as we continue to develop our brands."