In 1980 our best selling line was pheasant – Mark and Oliver Leatham started their business by plucking game in their kitchen, and delivering it to some of London’s finest restaurants by car. At the end of the game season, they thought that they had better find something else to sell, so branched out into smoked salmon.
Fast forward thirty or so years, and we still have the same passion for high-quality food. This approach has given us lot to celebrate – Leathams has grown every year for the last ten, and has a turnover of more than £100m.
Now non-executive directors, Mark and Oliver remain heavily involved in the company, helping to continue the innovation, customer service and excellence that’s become our hallmark.