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Simon Carter
The Three Shires Inn
Little Langdale

By |2018-01-30T13:24:26+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Our Customers|

Simon Carter
The Three Shires Inn
Little Langdale

The quality of the food, delivery service and pricing is second to none! I now buy all my meat from Pioneer and it’s fantastic food from the Lakes, which goes down well with our customers.
I speak with Paul, our sales manager, every week and he visits regularly. We talk about new menu ideas and how I can use new cuts of meat to develop great menus. Paul’s background in butchery really helps me and we spend time throwing around ideas together.
I would stand on a box and shout about how great Pioneer is!

Fentimans

By |2018-01-26T12:30:21+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Fentimans

Who they are …

Fentimans have brewed ginger beer since 1905 and the business is still family-owned. Based in Hexham, they now brew a wide range of fine drinks to include traditional flavours such as dandelion and burdock alongside contemporary drinks like sparkling lime and jasmine.

 

“Being a family run business steeped in heritage and tradition, we have always placed a large emphasis on remaining loyal to our roots. Working with a distributor such as Pioneer, who holds many similar organisational values as ourselves has resulted in a great business relationship for both parties.”

Doddington Dairy

By |2018-01-26T12:32:22+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Doddington Dairy

 

Who they are …

Doddington Dairy ice creams contain only the simplest and finest of ingredients and where possible locally sourced ingredients and this is why our customers love their products!

From their farm in the Glendale Valley of Northumberland, Jackie and Neill Maxwell run Doddington Dairy.

 

“We have enjoyed supplying Pioneer Foodservice with our premium ice cream since 2011. This originally allowed our business to expand geographically outside Northumberland and has continued to grow as a result. Pioneer Foodservice is a pleasure to deal with and supply!”

We hold […]

Cream o’ Galloway

By |2018-01-26T12:33:43+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Cream o’ Galloway

Who they are …

The Finlay family has farmed Rainton in Dumfriesshire since the 1920s. In 1993, the farm became organic and a year later started producing their first ice cream. At the heart of Cream o’ Galloway is the desire to create ice cream made with pure, natural ingredients.

 

“We have been working with Pioneer Foodservice for seven years. Throughout that time our sales have grown significantly. Pioneer Foodservice is a well-run company with good, loyal staff who are friendly and helpful. They work hard to get the best for both their customers and their suppliers.”

Claire’s Handmade

By |2018-09-24T14:06:10+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Claire’s Handmade

Who they are …

Claire Kent began making jams, chutneys and preserves in 2003, using traditional methods and simple, natural ingredients. Based in Wigton in Cumbria her established favourites include the award-winning red onion marmalade and the tart and tasty damson and apple chutney.

 

Claire says: “We are pleased to have been able to work with Pioneer Foods for a number of years now and have benefited from their loyal support of local producers. Working with Pioneer Foodservice has given us real opportunities to expand which we may otherwise not have had. The reliability of the service provided by Pioneer means we […]

Whitakers Chocolates Ltd

By |2018-01-26T12:35:36+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Whitakers Chocolates Ltd

Who they are …

This family-owned company has been on the go since 1889 and now produces the finest, high quality chocolates at their factory in Skipton, Yorkshire.

“Whitakers Chocolates Limited have enjoyed a great relationship with Pioneer Foodservice dating back over 16 years, during which time we have worked together to expand our businesses with great communication, flexibility and a ‘can-do’ attitude to providing their customers with great solutions to their chocolate needs.”

For more information…

The history behind Whitakers Chocolates Ltd can be […]

Carlisle Brewing Co

By |2018-01-26T12:36:47+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Carlisle Brewing Co

Who they are …

Alain and Alison Davis are passionate about beer and together they run Carlisle Brewing Co.

Their range of beers and ales are new to us and we have already established a solid working relationship with the Carlisle-based business.

 

“As a company that prides itself on being local, it’s been fantastic to be taken on by Pioneer for our bottled beers. They, as individual members of staff and as a company as a whole, absolutely ‘get’ the importance of being local. Pioneer has worked alongside us to get us on board. They really understand the issues faced […]

Janette Smith The Corner House, Carlisle

By |2018-01-30T13:28:44+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Our Customers|

Janette Smith
The Corner House Carlisle

We’ve only been in business for two years and, yet, Kevin, our Pioneer Foodservice driver is  always happy and cheerful when he delivers to us. We’ve got a fantastic relationship with him and he’s always promoting our business on Facebook: he really has become a friend of the business! We get great service from Gemma, the sales manager, as she calls in to see us regularly and she is always very helpful. The telesales team are lovely and very friendly too.
We use Pioneer meat and sausage in all our homemade quiches and our regular customers love them – we get lots of compliments.

Chris Hogg, Skitby House, near Carlisle

By |2018-01-30T13:27:59+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Our Customers|

Chris Hogg
Skitby House
near Carlisle

I think Pioneer is a great local firm. Its family run and the quality is second-to-none! Deliveries are always punctual which is important to us. The promotions are great and really relevant to us as a business. You get a complete service with the personal touch from Pioneer.

The Sizzling Stone Keswick

By |2018-01-30T13:26:02+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Our Customers|

The Sizzling Stone Keswick

Pioneer is fantastic! David knows everyone’s name – he’s so down-to-earth and involved in the day-to-day running of the business. We were even invited around the factory and really enjoyed that tour.
The quality of the food from Pioneer is great. Before opening our business, everywhere we went a great steak was a Pioneer steak, so of course we were going to choose Pioneer as a supplier!
It’s a big business now, but you still get great personal service from Pioneer.