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National Apprenticeship Week Competition

Win a £100 / €100 Butcher's Essentials Pack! - National Apprenticeship Week Competition

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (Monday 5th to Sunday 11th February 2024), we're giving away a Butcher's Essentials Pack worth £100+ to one lucky winner! It's packed with everything an aspiring butcher could need.

To enter you have to complete all of the actions below: Don’t miss this chance – enter now and spread the word!

Special thanks to Starrett for contributing an amazing knife pack!

The lucky winner will be announced on Monday 12th February 2024!

This National Apprenticeship Week, we are thrilled to celebrate the vital role of apprentice butchers in our industry. These passionate individuals are not just learning a trade; they are carrying forward the art and craft of butchery into the future.

Apprentice butchers bring fresh skills, enthusiasm, and dedication, ensuring the continuity and evolution of high-quality butchery. They are the future, and their hard work and commitment keep the standards of our beloved craft at its peak.

Posted 75 days agomore...



Are you paying your current suppliers too much? Find out how ScobiesDirect can save you money.

Real savings, real stories: 37.95% cost savings on butchery supplies!

We put our matchmaking service to the test and the results were outstanding!

Comparing costs for one of our customers across 30 different products, spanning from ingredients to packaging and point of sale items, we were able to provide a massive 37.95% savings on their costs!

Imagine what we could do for you. Want to know more? Want to try to save money on your butcher supplies? Contact us and we'll do a price matching review for you - to find out where we can save you money.

WhatsApp us on 01355 576 368 and let's talk numbers.

Posted 81 days agomore...



Plan Your Festive Season with ScobiesDirect: Key Dates

As the festive season fast approaches, it's important to stay ahead with your planning. At ScobiesDirect, we're committed to ensuring you have all you need when you need it. Here's a quick rundown of our operational dates over the Christmas and New Year period:

Last Orders Before Christmas:

Last Pallet Orders: To stock up substantially, make sure to place your bulk orders by 12 PM on Friday, 15th December 2023.

Last Standard Delivery: For regular orders, the cut-off is 12 PM on Monday, 18th December 2023.

Festive Period Operations:

Opening Dates: We'll be operational from 27th to 29th December 2023 to assist with any of your post-Christmas requirements.

New Year Schedule:

Open (No Carriers): We're here on 2nd January 2024, but please note that there will be no carrier services on this day.

Open as Normal: Business as usual resumes from 3rd January 2024.

Make sure to mark these dates in your calendar! We want to ensure that your festive preparations and celebrations are as smooth and joyous as possible. Should you have any questions or need support with your orders, our team is just a call or email away.

Here’s to a festive season filled with success and cheer!

Posted 137 days agomore...


FREE 2024 Wall Planner

FREE 2024 Wall Planner

Get a FREE 2024 Wall Planner with every order on

Just click the option at checkout to add the free wall planner to your order and get your New Year on track.

Our 2024 Wall Planner features all of the key industry dates with space to add your own info. A helpful freebie to plan ahead, keep a note of staff holidays, etc.

These Wall Planners are double sided: One side of the A1 2024 Wall Planner poster is Landscape, the reverse is Portrait.

So what are you waiting for? Place an order today and get your FREE 2024 Yearly Wall Planner!

Posted 144 days agomore...



The most awaited shopping event of the year is upon us, and we're thrilled to bring you irresistible Black Friday Savings!

We have hot discounts of up to 25% off a whole range of products from essential knives to flavourful sauces and best selling machines like vacuum packers!

But that's not all! As a special bonus, we're doubling your loyalty points with orders over £100 over the Black Friday Weekend (24 - 27th November 2023). Build up your loyalty points and redeem them for vouchers and tech gadgets.

Posted 148 days agomore...