We work with many third party organisations to ensure all aspects of our operations adhere to strict guidelines:

Cumerland Trading Standards

In 2017, we entered into a Primary Authority Partnership with Cumbria Trading Standards. In April 2023, the local councils changed and we are now working with the newly formed Cumberland Council. We are glad to have been able to continue this strong partnership which ensures that we comply with all legal requirements regarding weights, labelling, traceability and much more.


Our on-site cutting plant and wholesale storage and distribution of ambient, chilled and frozen goods are routinely audited by the Micron2 against the STS Food Suppliers & Distributors Standard. Ongoing confirmation that we work to this standard is key to us maintaining our NHS, care home and education customers contracts.

You can view our current accreditation here.

Foods Standards Agency

In 2017, the responsbililty for approval of our on-site cutting plant was transferred to the Foods Standards Agency (FSA).  Our site had its first full inspection in July 2017, with full approval given in December.  We continue to be inspected and we always meet the exceedingly high standards required by current food legislation.

View our approval certification here.


Affiliations & memberships

  • Caterforce

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Caterforce is one of the biggest foodservice buying and marketing consortiums in the UK, sourcing products from a huge range of leading suppliers and manufacturers. We are delighted to be one of Caterforce’s nine leading independent foodservice wholesalers. We take advantage of their incredible national buying power, guaranteeing you competitive prices at all times. Our membership of Caterforce, also, allows us to bring you our own brand products (Chefs Selections). All products are rigorously tried and tested so you are guaranteed quality products at a reasonable cost.

  • The Agriculture & Horticultural Development Board


The AHDB is funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain, and managed as an independent organisation. Its purpose is to inspire farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world, and we share its vision for a world-class food and farming. The AHDB offers us help and guidance so our butchery team can keep bringing you the latest trends and cuts to the market.

  • The British Frozen Food Federation
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BFFF is the UK’s frozen food trade association, with over 300 members comprising producers, wholesalers, importers, exporters, brokers, retailers and related associate businesses. Our membership helps us keep up-to-date with legislative and commercial activities and promote the frozen food sector within the industry.

  • NCB Foodservice
NCB Foodservice provides corporate buyers with direct local deliveries of fresh food with national prices, central administration and local service through a proprietor-driven network of supply partners.