History of S. Collins & Son Butchers

1955
Business Established
Business Established

Grandfather Stewart Collins opened the first shop in Main Street, Coatbridge

1970
Family Generations
Family Generations

Business taken over by father Stewart Collins

1979
Home Delivery Service Launched

A first, in the area!

1979
New Premises

Father Stewart Collins purchased current shop in Muirhead

1979
Stewart Collins purchased current shop in Muirhead

Laying down the first roots in the area

1979
Stewart Collins with Prize Heifer
Stewart Collins with Prize Heifer

The beginning of the award-winning prizes

1997
Coatbridge Branch Sold

To then-manager William Wilson

1999
Accepted into Q Guild of Butchers
Accepted into Q Guild of Butchers

With A-rated EFSIS (European Food Safety Inspection Service)

2001
Stewart Collins Joined The Business
Stewart Collins Joined The Business

Now a partner, the third-generation Stewart Collins joins the business

2006
Slimming range introduced

With great success and feedback from customers

2008
West of Scotland Pork Sausage Champion

Amongst other great awards being presented to the business

2008
First Website Launched

Taking the first leap online

2009
Fraser Collins Joined the Business
Fraser Collins Joined the Business

Stewart’s Brother, Fraser, joins the family business

2010
Butcher Shop of the Year 2010: Runner-Up

Showing our commitment to quality

2010
Shop Extension Opens

Giving a larger counter area and greater facilities in our butcher area

2010
Smithfield Awards

Scooping six awards in the one ceremony

2011
Butcher Shop of the Year 2011: Runner-Up
Butcher Shop of the Year 2011: Runner-Up

Second time being awarded runner up, with firm goals on the top spot

2011
Traditional Steak Pie: West Of Scotland Champion
Traditional Steak Pie: West Of Scotland Champion

For our tasty, home made recipe

2011
We Get Social

Launching our online profiles with Facebook and Twitter

2011
Scottish BBQ Championship Gold: Rib Eye Steak

We know our BBQs!

2012
Butcher Shop of the Year 2012: WINNER
Butcher Shop of the Year 2012: WINNER

Crowned the Butcher Shop of the Year in 2012 – a very proud moment for all of us

2012
Smithfield Awards - 9 Awards

Receiving great recognition across various categories

2013
World Pie Championship Gold: Runner-Up

For our tasty, freshly-baked pies

2013
Winner of Smithfield Awards

For our Low Fat Beef Links and Ultimate Burger

2013
Butcher Shop of the Year 2013: Runner-up
Butcher Shop of the Year 2013: Runner-up

Continuing with our high-level achievements

2013
Gold Card Launched
Gold Card Launched

Rewarding customers for their loyalty

2014
Winner of Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards

For the category of “Best Food and Drink”

2014
New Website Launched
New Website Launched

Allowing customers to order online for the first time

2014
Click & Collect Launched
Click & Collect Launched

Saving customers time and giving them the ability to order 24/7

2014
Winner of Lanarkshire Business Excellence Award

In the category of Best Food & Drink Business

2015
New Healthy Eating Range Launched

Including our popular Pick and Mix options

2015
Double National Champion at the Q Guild BBQ Competition 2015

Scottish Winner for Pork Sausage and Pepper Burger

2016
Mobile App Launched

For ordering, recipes and tips on the go!

2016
Butcher Shop of the Year 2016: Finalist

Making it to the finals for yet another year!

2016
Q Guild BBQ Competition 2016

Four Gold and two Silver awards for 2016

2016
Smithfield Awards 2016

Awarded three Gold and three Silver

2017
Butcher Shop of the Year 2017

We were awarded the Butcher Shop of the Year!

2017
Innovation Award Winner

For our great mobile app!

2017
Smithfield Awards 2017

Awarded four Gold and two Silver

2017
Royal Highland Show Appearance

With our butchers showing off their butchering skills

2017
Q Guild BBQ Competition 2017

Winning “Best Burger” with our Ultimate Burger

2018
New Extended Modern Shop Opens

Giving greater choice and allows us to carry a wider range of products

2018
Winner of Scotland's Best Burger

Our Ultimate Burger does it again!

2018
Smithfield Awards 2018

Receiving our best ever scoop of six gold and two silver awards

2018
Q Guild BBQ Competition 2018

Scottish Winner – Stuffed Gourmet Steak

2018
Butcher Shop of the Year 2018

We make it to the final, yet again!