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Family Tradition carried on at The Valley

Article Date: 2016-10-27

It takes all sorts to maintain a vibrant industry. This is no more clearly demonstrated than at The Valley Chippy, Atherton near Wigan where Chris Cartwright has recently completely refurbished his shop and taken delivery of a new Hewigo range.

With so many ‘slick’ fast food outlets around it is refreshing to see that The Valley Chippy is a successful traditional shop in a terraced block serving the local customer. It is a lesson that a good product, recognising what your customers want and high levels of customer service, are still the key to success no matter how big your business or stiff the competition.

Chris comes from a dynasty of fish and chip owners in the North of England. His uncle Phil has a number of shops and cousins Helen and Angela two in the Manchester area. All have an unswerving loyalty to Hewigo.

"We needed to reorganise and refurbish the shop,” says Chris who has owned The Valley Chippy for seven years. "The old range had worked away for over 30 years but just couldn’t cope with busy periods especially Friday tea-time when it’s manic. Naturally when it came to the new range I looked at others but eventually like the rest of the family I was convinced that Hewigo was the one. They could not have been more helpful.”

The range is a 3-pan counter finished in brushed stainless steel with LED lighting. "It looks good and serves us well,” adds Chris.

Phillip Purkiss, Managing Director of Hewigo UK says,"It has always been a pleasure to have the Cartwright family as customers and now it has moved into a second generation.”


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