Artisan British Cheese, Wine & Charcuterie
At GB Charcuterie we have been working hard over the last year to bring you a huge range of the finest artisan British cheese, wine & charcuterie from some of the most amazing small scale artisan farmers & producers, many of them based right here in Sussex and all from the UK. All of our producers practise the highest levels of Sustainability and Animal Welfare, happy animals always make the best products !
We opened GB Charcuterie HQ in Brighton marina in August 2016. After years of planning and searching for the right site we stumbled across an old derelict newsagents and decided to take the plunge.
Launched by Father & Son team Phil and Simon Bartley we quickly recruited our manager Jack Robinson to help with the day to day running of the business and soon employed more staff to help meet demand, we even had to rope in Mum to help out, it really is a family business, although my sisters happy as a vet !
Phil has had years of experience in Brighton restaurants and pubs as a chef, recognising a gap in the Brighton market for a quality cheese & charcuterie shop we opened GB Charcuterie.
We have quickly built a reputation as Brighton's premier cheese & charcuterie retailer with a fully functioning online e-commerce store and a budding wholesale operation with a nationwide delivery service.
We are looking to develop and expand our business, starting with our exciting new charcuterie bar launching in Brighton Marina this summer, we are constantly evolving our product list to reflect seasonal varieties and the best products available at any time and this will be reflected through our menus.
We'll be offering our customers the chance to try our huge range of artisan cheese & charcuterie at the bar with a great selection of English wines, local ciders, craft beers & juices along with locally made sourdough breads, artisan biscuits, chutneys and pickles. We'll need to take on additional staff to help as well as purchase new furniture and design menus.
Next up we're currently in the process of expanding our wholesale operation. We want to see British Charcuterie in every top end bar and restaurant in the UK. We have built a network of loyal customers over the last year with steady growth but now it's time to really push the boat out, we aim to have our products in over 50 locations nationwide by the end of this year, that involves a lot of office time, storage space, product development and customer visits.
We are also looking to develop our online presence and e-commerce store. This is starting this month with new professional product photos this month, more flexible ordering options, better bulk ordering prices, a fully functioning real time stock control system, enhanced delivery services and a larger selection of products so we can compete with the big boys !
Finally we are in the process of launching our outside catering department. We've hit a few food festivals and markets so far to great success and this is an area of the business that we really love, raising awareness of the fantastic artisan producers we work with and helping to convince people to buy British.
Right, thats about all we've got planned for now, pretty sure there'll be a bit more to tell you all over the coming weeks so we'll make sure to keep you all posted, now for the pitch................
As you can imagine all of our plans will cost money, we're not asking for donations here, we just want to give you all the opportunity to purchase our products and services at a great rate whilst helping to push GB Charcuterie forward and raise awareness of the fantastic products produced right here in the UK.
We hope you like our business and we're sure you'll like our products so please help us to achieve our goals, we will be forever greatful.
Thanks for all your help and support
Phil, Simon & Jack