Our Business Structure

Our Business Structure

We serve and operate into the Foodservice, Food Manufacturing and Retail Grocery channels, and the rest of our business is structured to support each of these channels.


Our Procurement Department is a large and diverse team speaking many different languages, which manages our international supply base. This is made up of circa 300 suppliers from over 25 countries around the world. With our direct sourcing and strong buying power in numerous specialist food categories, our team buys the right ingredients managing our stock most efficiently. We’ve got different supply departments, each with a unique role to play in our service. Sounds easy but it’s a complicated and a highly specialised department.


We are a ‘Virtual’ manufacturer, with international accreditations together with global supply partners. The Technical Department is a team of industry technical experts. They work in collaboration with our supply partners around the world to improve our systems and processes to exceed best practice food quality, safety and legality. This is underpinned by the award of external accreditations such as our Dartford and Chelmsford sites having received a BRC Accreditation standard of AA+ for storage and distribution.


We have a 24/7 logistics department with multi-drop, multi-temperature facilities and national distribution via 3rd party partners.

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