Simon founded the butchery business in 1986 in the village of Dunning where the business still resides today. The Howie family have been farming locally for the past 100 years which provided a terrific platform on which to set up the meat business. Simon trained as a butcher in Perth before starting his own small shop in Dunning. He went on to open three more shops then the factory in Dunning following the purchase of Findony Farm in 1994. Simon is a butcher at heart and the love of the meat trade and the people involved makes him passionate about moving the business forward. Seeing products that have been prepared and packed in Dunning sell to happy customers throughout the UK gives him real satisfaction. Ultimately great businesses come down to having great people and Simon is quick to credit his team, many of whom have been with him for over twenty years or more, acknowledging “they are the backbone of our business”.