Phil Jamieson
Senior Retail Butcher

Phil started working for us at the age of 15 straight after leaving school.

The start of Phil’s career

For 20 years, Phil enjoyed working in our Fisher Street store and initially undertook a time-served apprenticeship until he became a fully-qualified butcher.

Pioneer Foodservice | Phil Jamieson Senior Retail Butcher Carlisle, Cumbria

“Working for a good family business within an excellent team, is important to me. We have a loyal band of customers, which satisfying to see when you work in a retail role – it means you’re doing your job right!”

Pioneer Foodstore | Phil Jamieson senior retail butcher | Carlisle, cumbria

Where is he now?

Highly skilled and knowledgeable, Phil has been working at our Rosehill foodstore for about five years now. He prepares the joints of meat which involves boning, trimming and rolling ready for our butchery counters. Every morning Phil’s first task is to set up the butchery counter display to ensure the quality and pricing of our products are clearly and attractively shown to customers. The display is updated constantly throughout opening hours and Phil has to oversee this.

Our team, including Phil, also prepare the cuts of meat and products for our other two stores, so they’re always on the go.

Phil’s duty is to supervise and ensure that other butchery counter staff are kept busy and on-task. Managing stock levels is a key task and Phil has to regulate product preparation to maintain levels across our three stores. He also ensures that health and hygiene practices are adhered to at all times.

For advice on cuts of meat, portion sizes and any type of butchery advice, Phil is always on-hand and we always encourage our customers to ask for help.

“Our new store is opening soon, and I and the rest of the team can’t wait! The purpose-built facilities are going to be first-class and we’ll be able to continue to give our customers the best products and advice available.”