WE ARE STEVEN AND GARETH
 
WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER (IN A RELATIONSHIP) SINCE 2005!​ 
THE FIRST DECADE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP CONSISTED OF STEVEN WORKING 12 HOUR SHIFTS IN THE EMERGENCY SERVICES AND GARETH WORKING 5 DAYS A WEEK IN RETAIL, SO WE WERE LIKE SHIPS PASSING IN THE NIGHT! 
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WE BOTH WANTED TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR WORK / HOME LIFE BALANCE AND SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER DOING SOMETHING WE BOTH LOVED. SO WE LAUNCHED A BUSINESS IN 2015 AND MADE OUR TRADING DEBUT AT ALTRINCHAM MARKET ON THE 15TH AUGUST.

A VISIT TO GROSVENOR ROAD IN 2018 TO BUY SOME STOCK, LED TO US RENTING A SPACE AND OPENING OUR OWN SHOWROOM ON THE 09TH AUGUST 2018. THE SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND FELLOW INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNERS OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS HAS BEEN AMAZING!

THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN REMINDED US BOTH HOW MUCH WE ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY (MOST OF THE TIME!) SO IN JUNE 2020 WE MADE THE DECISION TO LEAVE ALTRINCHAM MARKET AND FOCUS ON THE HIVE, WITH THE INTENTION OF US BOTH WORKING THERE FULL TIME. 

 

THE HIVE RE-LAUNCHED AS A GENERAL STORE & BEVERAGE BAR IN APRIL 2021 (FIND OUT MORE HERE) SO YOU CAN NOW GRAB A COFFEE, PARTICIPATE IN SOME RETAIL THERAPY AND SOCIALISE IN OUR COURTYARD.