Proud to be a Carlisle Youth Zone sponsor

By |2018-03-28T15:42:59+01:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Proud to be a Carlisle Youth Zone sponsor

For several years we have been proud to be involved with Carlisle Youth Zone and as a sponsor we are always delighted to hand over vital funds to help the charity. Our sales manager, Gemma Hodgson, went along on Wednesday 28th March to present a cheque for £2,000 to Lynsey Buckle, Development Manager at the youth zone.

Pictured below are Lynsey (left) and Gemma (right).

Carlisle Youth Zone is based in the heart of the city, however, children from across north east Cumbria regularly attend. With over 1,200 children and young people attending clubs and leisure activities each week, the charity […]

Celebrating Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

By |2018-03-26T10:58:53+01:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Community, Uncategorised|

Celebrating Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

On the evening of Thursday 22nd March, we had a fantastic time at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018. Held at Kendal College, the event was hosted by famous food critic, Jay Rayner, and celebrated the county’s best restaurants, chefs, pubs, cafes, food business and producers.

We sponsored the Best Newcomer award and David Jenkins, our sales director, was proud to hand this over to the successful winners Pentonbridge Inn, near Longtown. Head chefs, Jake and Cassie White run this new pub and hotel. The judges said that this pub is “the most exciting food pub to open in Cumbria in years” […]

Sponsoring a colourful fundraising occasion for Eden Valley Hospice

By |2018-03-21T10:46:34+01:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sponsoring a colourful fundraising occasion for Eden Valley Hospice

Once again, we are thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring a colourful fundraising event; Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw’s Colour Run.

The fun run takes part on Sunday 13th May at Carlisle Racecourse and is attended by hundreds of runners, families and even dogs! The run sees participants covered in paint and foam bubbles to turn this event into a spectacular rainbow of colour.

Last year, the Colour Run raised over £60,000 for the hospice which looks after those suffering with life-limiting illnesses. Our much-missed colleague, Brian Queen, was well looked after by hospice staff, so this local charity has […]

Proud sponsor of Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards category

By |2018-03-21T09:12:27+01:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Proud sponsor of Cumbria Life Food & Drinks Awards 2018

This year we are a proud to be one of the sponsors of the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

The awards are being held at Kendal College on Thursday 22nd March and celebrate the county’s best restaurants, chefs, pubs, cafes, food business and producers. The awards are in their seventh year and will be hosted by journalist, broadcaster and food critic Jay Rayner.

We are sponsoring the Best Newcomer category. The finalists in the category are Penny Blue in Carlisle, Mathilde’s in Grasmere and Pentonbridge Inn, nr Longtown.

We wish all the finalists the best of luck and we’ll […]

Cumbrian family businesses take part in radio show

By |2018-03-15T10:37:50+01:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Cumbrian family businesses take part in radio show

On Wednesday 14th March, Graham Jenkins, our managing director, and his brother, David Jenkins, our sales director took part in BBC Radio Cumbria’s Moneytalks programme.

After our coup at the Cumbria Family Business Awards on the previous Friday, Graham and David were asked along to talk about our business, winning the awards, how we support the local economy and the future challenges our industry and economy challenge.

Representatives from Elton Finance took part in the show too. Elton Finance is a financial broker firm based in Penrith and were also winners at the Cumbria Family Business Awards. Samantha Gargett and her daughter, Jennifer […]

Phil Jamieson – Senior Retail Butcher

By |2018-03-14T15:08:12+01:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Staff Case Studies|

Phil Jamieson
Senior Retail Butcher

Phil started working for us at the age of 15 straight after leaving school.

The start of Phil’s career

For 20 years, Phil enjoyed working in our Fisher Street store and initially undertook a time-served apprenticeship until he became a fully-qualified butcher.

“Working for a good family business within an excellent team, is important to me. We have a loyal band of customers, which satisfying to see when you work in a retail role – it means you’re doing your job right!”

Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 winners!

By |2018-03-29T08:20:07+01:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 winners!

We attended the Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 on Friday 9th March as we were lucky to be shortlisted for the Retailer and Wholesalers category.

Held at The Garden at Eden, the event recognised the hard work, determination and contribution to the economy made by a wide range of family-owned business. Graham and David Jenkins, our managing director and sales director, respectively, attended the awards ceremony.

We were shocked and excited when it was announced we won our category. So you can image our surprise when we also won the ‘Outstanding Cumbria Family Business 2018’ award!

Graham […]

Unilever Chef Rewards Scheme

By |2018-03-09T15:15:52+01:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Unilever Chef Rewards Scheme

Join Unilever Chef Rewards scheme and turn the products you buy into rewards you’ll love!

It’s quick and simple to use. Register with the scheme, nominate three wholesalers and then simply continue to order the Unilever products you normally buy from us.

Each product you buy earns you reward points and then all you need to do is exchange the points for some fantastic rewards.

From iPads and Amazon Echo Dots to kitchen equipment and chocolate treats, the scheme offers an astonishingly wide range of rewards.

Sign up to the scheme here.