Business boost means recruitment drive for Cheerbook

cheerbrook_logoCheerbrook Farm Shop is looking to expand its team with the appointment of two new apprentices following a highly successful start to the year.

With business boosted off the back of a prestigious national award win and further plaudits at the Chester and Cheshire Food and Drink Awards, Cheerbrook are now looking for support in two of their busiest departments: their butchery and kitchen.

Andrew Shufflebotham CheerbrookEarlier this year the team took home the Best On-Farm Butchery Award at the FARMA (National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association) Awards. They have also recently been finalists in the Best Local Produce Shop category and were awarded Best Pork Sausage at the Chester and Cheshire Food and Drink Awards. With yet another gold award for their sausages it only seems natural Cheerbrook would start marketing their sausages nationally with June seeing the launch of their online Sausage Shop.

Business owner Andrew Shufflebotham commented:
“It’s been a really exciting start to the year for us – recent award wins have definitely helped introduce Cheerbrook to a new audience”

“We’re now looking to strengthen the team in order to make sure we can continue to deliver and improve upon the excellent standards of produce and service that our customers have come to expect”.

“The apprenticeship scheme is a great way for people to get a foot on the ladder in the food industry and learn their craft from the experienced team here at Cheerbrook. We’re looking for enthusiasm and willingness to learn rather than specific experience. Apprentices we’ve had in the past have really helped the business and been a real asset to the company. We’re looking for two people to embrace this fantastic opportunity and to bring a fresh outlook into the company.”

Cheerbrook Farm ShopCheerbrook was established in October 2000 by husband and wife team Andrew and Sarah Shufflebotham, opening on a very small scale with a simple plan of providing delicious, top quality, local food that was great value for money and supported by excellent customer service.

Now in its second decade, Cheerbrook is a thriving farm shop and café that employs 49 people and supports over 50 local businesses as suppliers.

June 14th will see the return of Cheerbrook’s annual Big Taste event – a fun, family-oriented day out with the chance to meet some of Cheerbrook’s local suppliers (and of course sample their produce!).

Andrew said:
“Big Taste has always been a great opportunity for people to come down and see what Cheerbrook is all about”

“We’re hoping to see lots of new faces this year and if recent activity is anything to go by, we’re hoping it will be our biggest event yet!”

Cheerbrook are looking for a butchery and a kitchen apprentice to work 40 hours per week from Tuesday to Saturday.
Big Taste will be held at Cheerbrook on Saturday 14th June from 10am until 5pm.

Further details are available at

Andrew Shufflebotham Cheerbrook

Cheerbrook owner Andrew Shufflebotham