Food retailer L&F Jones and family butcher Paul Loader have teamed up to provide locally-sourced fresh meat to the community and beyond.
Mr Loader will continue to run the butchers shop at 8 The Street, Radstock and will also take control of Fosseway Catering Butchers based at L & F Jones Foodservice on Charlton Lane, Midsomer Norton.
Mr Loader said: "It's a new challenge but one I am looking forward to.
"My experience in providing locally sourced quality fresh meat will be invaluable.
"Working closely with our customers will be a major part of my new role."
Martin Jones, from L & F Jones, said: "This is a very exciting opportunity and we are delighted to have made this acquisition, which like ourselves is privately run and a family-owned business.
"It will very much be business as usual and we plan to use Paul's strengths to continue to develop our catering fresh meat department."