A BUTCHERS which has served in Scarborough for more than 40-years is being passed on to new owners.
D J Horsleys, which has a shop in Scarborough Market Hall and another on Falsgrave, has split into two businesses following the retirement of Dave Horsley who set up the company 46-years ago.
The Falsgrave shop will become D J Horsleys Falgrave and has been taken over by Andrew Green, and the indoor market shop, which has been taken over by Ian Hutchinson, will become D J Horsleys Market.
Both Mr Green and Mr Hutchinson have worked for the business since leaving school and are looking forward to taking over the reins.
Mr Horsley said: “After 46 years I felt I didn’t need a reason to retire any more.
“I am happy that the business is passing into safe hands. They have both worked for me since they were young teenagers and have worked their way up through the business, and I am confident they will both do well.
“It is good to see they are both keeping the name, and hopefully it will do well for them as it has built up a good reputation locally.
“I will miss it though, I will miss the customers and the day to day buzz of running the shops.”
Mr Horsley, who has worked at for Horsleys at the Market Hall for more than 30 years, said he is delighted to be taking over.
He said: “It is something I have always wanted to do, run my own butchers, so when the opportunity came up to take on Horsleys I thought it couldn’t be better.
“The Market has seen trade steadily increase over recent years as people realise what a great selection of local produce they can get down here, and that all our meat comes from local sources across North Yorkshire.
“I just plan to get my head down now and work hard to continue the successful business that Dave has created here.”