UK Family Business British Family Business
Established 1868

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

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Visit the Largest Cash & Carry Showroom in the North!

Spread over two large units at the Kennerley Works site in Stockport, the Stephenson’s Showroom and Cash & Carry boast an unrivalled and ever increasing selection of tableware, disposables, bar sundries and cleaning products.



The Showroom

Whether it’s a large-scale opening or just a crockery refresh, the Stephenson’s showroom is the best place
 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




The Cash & Carry

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!

Everyday essentials and consumables are always available in the Stephensons Cash & Carry


Everyday essentials and consumables are always available in the Stephensons Cash & Carry


Everyday essentials and consumables are always available in the Stephensons Cash & Carry




Find Us

H.G. Stephenson Ltd, 161 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6EQ

Opening Times

9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9am - 5:30pm
9:30am - 3:00pm


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







  1. 1860

    1860 - Stephensons Stall at Salford Flat Iron Markets

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

  2. 1868

    1868 - Stephensons moved into Barton Arcade

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

  3. 1900

    1900 - Stephensons Company Seal from Companies House

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

  4. 1914

    1914 - Stephensons continue to work during the Great War

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

  5. 1918

    1918 - Ernest Stephenson Passes Away

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

  6. 1919

    1919 - Stephensons Longest serving employee

    Miss Anne Smith joins Stephensons aged 19. Anne goes on to work for the company for 70 years, becoming the longest serving employee.

  7. 1939

    1939 - Harold Stephenson joins the Board

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

  8. 1940

    1940 - Barton Arcade damaged during the war

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

  9. 1945

    1945 - Barton Arcade reopens after the war

    Barton Arcade reopens 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

    1966 - Harold Stephenson takes over the Stephensons Business

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

  11. 1967

    1967 - Stephensons move to Stockport

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

  12. 1970

    1970 - Michael Stephenson, 4th Generation Family member

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

  13. 1998

    1998 - Julian Lewis-Booth - 5th Family Generation Stockport

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

  14. 2005

    2005 - 5th Generation Family Member - Stockport

    Julian's brother, Henry, joins the business as Marketing Director, later becoming Managing Director.

  15. 2006

    2006 - Stephensons new website launched

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

  16. 2013

    2013 - Stephensons expand in Stockport

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

  17. 2015

    2015 - Stephensons expand in Cheadle with warehouse

    Stephensons acquire a 13,000 foot warehouse in Cheadle.

  18. Today

    2023 - Stephensons Catering Equipment

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