Ladywell butcher seeks investment

Prospective Ladywell butchers Heckstall & Smith are seeking to raise a hefty £130,000 from crowdfunding site Seedrs, offering shares in the business from loans starting at £10. They say:

"Before the campaign is available to the general public, Seedr give us a small window to get investment from people we’re already in touch with. This shows investors unfamiliar with the project that others are already sold on it from day one. To make Heckstall & Smith happen, this is where we need your help.

"We have one week to get momentum behind the campaign. To get that momentum we need you to spread the word about the project to those lucky enough to have money available to invest in businesses, or if you can, invest yourself."

Click here to invest.

16 comments:

glamsham said...

Wow pricey for such a small stake or should that be steak

hardlianotion said...

Someone you know?

Anonymous said...

This is outrageous. They have decided to open a butchers. I could do the same, doesn't mean my thought is suddenly worth £600k! If this gets the money I'll be amazed, and very disappointed.

Brockley Banker said...

They are actually valuing the non-existent business at £812,500!!! I like someone who backs themselves, but this will not work, to get any return from your investment they are going to have to sell a lot of sausages. They only have £30k themselves invested. I wish them well, but I'm out...

local n vocal said...

I'll tell you where I am right now: I don't like you, I don't like your product, I'm out... (Scottish accent)

Sew247 said...

With a fantastic, well established butchers (Proud Sow, formerly Peter Jones) on Ewhurst Road I can't get my head around these people wanting to open a butchers in Ladywell which is only a few minutes away.

The set up costs for premises, stock and establishing new client base will be immense and I would have thought it is a hugely risky venture bearing in mind the presence of an established competitor nearby.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I shall not support this new butcher if they aren't willing to take a risk themselves and expect to be given a business and money by Ladywell locals

Simon @geddes said...

I really hope these guys get the investment they're looking for as I think Ladywell desperately needs a butchers. My question would be, are they looking to open seven days a week with five late nights?
If so, I think they'd probably do pretty well but I'm not qualified to know if the start-up costs are reasonable or not.

treme said...

After the 'soft marketing' and build up of expectation for a butchers then they hit you over the head with an enormous, and unreasonable, amount of money they want to 'raise' - and the guy at the end of that video couldn't have looked more insincere if he'd tried!

AleatoryCertainty said...

I have to say that while the concept of a good quality butcher is great. I'm not sure a former Conservative Strategy Person turned PR-man who plans to be hands off and only have £30k in the game when asking others for 6 figures would be the sort of person I'd be keen on running it as a butchery expert.

Brockley Nick said...

If you mean me, then no.

Etain said...

And there is, of course, the Ladywell Food Assembly where you can collect fresh meat supplied by Marsh Produce, every Tuesday from the Tavern.

JammyJim said...

There isn't really any explanation about why he wants to open a butcher shop, other than he wants to fill a (questionable) demand. I would have hoped for a slightly more passionate video (with reasoning) that would inspire you to get behind his investment petition...middle class nonsense.

JR Hartley said...

Very disappointing, was excited by this only to find out it was a concept inside someone's head and didnt have the key ingredient to make it happen! Good luck getting the money, i really hope it becomes a reality.
Another mention for the ladywell food assembly i'm ordering from there tonight and will collect on Tuesday at the tavern. They have a great selection of meat, seafood and veg.

shed said...

I've just had an idea. Might sound crazy but hear me out: You borrow some money and start a decent butchers (save money by not going too mad on retro sign-writing). Then I will give you about 20 quid a week in exchange for some meat!

Poochie said...

What a huge disappointment! I would love to open a decent greengrocers and maybe a bakers too....will everyone give me 20 quid so I can realise my dreams without taking any risk? Thanks

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