John Mettrick

John Mettrick


John Mettrick is Managing director of JW Mettrick & Son butchers a 100-year-old family business in Glossop in Derbyshire. Mettricks as they are known locally have won many regional and National Awards for both the business and the Meat products, they manufacturer.

Presently John overseas the running of a retail shop, bakery, cutting room and small abattoir with his brother Steven. John has featured in the media in programmes such as Ready Steady Cook, Saturday Kitchen, The Hairy Bikers and the groundbreaking series Kill it Cook it Eat it filmed in Mettricks abattoir.

He is Chair of the Abattoir Sector Group, a past Chair of the Q guild of Butchers and Legislation Director of the National Craft Butchers and an Accredited Master Butcher and Fellow of the Institute of Meat.

John has been an advocate for small abattoirs for many years and worked closely with the SFT and others in forming the small abattoir working group 3 yrs ago and more recently the ASG and the DEFRA action group. John believes strongly in short supply chains for reasons of traceability and animal welfare. In his role as ASG chair his mission is to support and establish a sustainable network of small abattoirs countrywide overseen by proportional risk-based regulation.

John is married to Tania, and they have 3 children Bethany, Jessica and Jack. He is a keen Gardener and enjoys family holidays and walks in the Peak district when time allows.