A cheesy visit

By |2017-09-14T11:31:48+00:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Appleby Creamery have provided us with quality, artisan cheeses for many years now and most recently we have seen sales of their brie portions take off.

Our sales team visited the creamery on Wednesday 31st May to gain a greater understanding of the art of cheese-making and to sample some of their fine products.

The creamery is based in the historic, market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and the team were met by Pete Crouch and Tom Jackson of […]

Amy Brown – Buying Assistant

By |2018-03-08T12:18:13+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Staff Case Studies|

Amy Brown
Buying Assistant

Amy joined us when she was 15 and still at school, working Saturdays in our warehouse.

The start of Amy’s career

As soon as she left school at 18, she joined us full-time as an order picker, ensuring that customers’ orders were filled correctly ready to be delivered. She was also responsible for stocking our warehouse shelves neatly and tidily after supplier deliveries were made.

At the age of 20, Amy was promoted to a supervisor role. Now Amy was still responsible for picking customer orders however she supervised other staff to ensure that they were carrying out their roles […]

Colourful sponsorship …

By |2018-03-21T10:15:32+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Colourful sponsorship …

This year we are a very proud sponsor of Eden Valley Hospice’s Colour Run. The event takes place at Carlisle Racecourse on Sunday 14th May. The run is a family and fun event, with paint and foam stations throughout the course to ensure that entrants have a colourful time!

Pictured above are just some of the participants taking part on behalf of ‘Team Pioneer’.

Graham Jenkins, our managing director says: “We are obviously very proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Colour Run. We are always keen to support local charities and be involved in community events such as this. Our staff are looking forward to […]

A lot to savour at the Local Food Show

By |2018-01-30T12:28:05+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Community, Latest News|

On Thursday 23rd March the very first Local Food Show was held in Carlisle at H&H Bordermart, Rosehill. Bringing together suppliers from across Cumbria, Northumbria and south west Scotland the event was the perfect opportunity for local producers to gather to showcase the fantastic range and quality foods which are available in the area.

We, of course, produce our very own Lakeland beef, lamb and pork as well as championing products of local suppliers. Our stand showcased a fantastic selection of our butchery products and also other foods such as Claire’s Handmade jams and chutneys, Bruce and Luke’s coffee, Silver & Green olives and much, much more.

The event was well supported by some of the city’s […]

Donation helps out the youth zone

By |2018-01-30T12:28:50+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Community, Latest News|

On Tuesday 21st March, we visited Carlisle Youth Zone to present a cheque for £1,000. As part of our ongoing commitment and support to the youth club in the city, we make an annual donation. For over four years, we have provided funds to help the organisation provide activities and a safe environment for children and young people to enjoy.

After suffering major loss in the 2015 flood, Carlisle Youth Zone has been working hard to get back on its feet and provide full facilities once again. This donation will help towards providing first-class kitchen facilities so visitors can enjoy a wide range of food during their visit.

Our sales manager, Gemma Hodgson handed over the cheque to Lynsey Buckle […]

Walton Young Farmers get judging tuition

By |2017-09-14T11:27:05+00:00May 13th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

On Tuesday 21st March, we welcomed the Young Farmers from Walton, near Carlisle to our depot.

They were taking part in carcass judging tuition. The challenge for the visitors was to judge three locally sourced lambs and two whole pigs. David Jenkins, our sales director, helped and guided them to the key features and attributes they should be looking for, i.e. fat cover, thickness of back, shape of forequarter.

A Field Day competition takes place on 13th May where 25 Young Farmers clubs from across Cumbria come together to compete in a range of activities. Carcass judging is just one of the competitions that Walton Young Farmers will take part in, so with expert tuition from David, we’re sure they’ll do well!