The Lakes Distillery

By |2018-08-03T16:06:45+01:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

The Lakes Distillery

Who they are …

Housed in a beautifully restored farm close to Bassenthwaite Lake, The Lakes Distillery opened in December 2014. Their vision was to produce world-class spirits that will be global brands recognised and respected around the world.

Their range of premium spirits now include whisky, vodka, gin and a range of liqueurs.

We have worked with The Lakes Distillery for many years now. Last year visited their premises and enjoyed a tour and tasting. Read our story.

 

Chris Pateman, head of off-trade & grocery says: “It is wonderful to work with such a well-known Cumbrian family run business such as […]

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Co

By |2018-07-25T09:24:55+01:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Co.

Who they are …

Cartmel sticky toffee pudding is famous the world over and is supplied to fine food shops and delis, including many luxury department stores such as Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols.

 

Jo Wolsey-Fell, head of sales at Cartmel says: “Cartmel has been working with Pioneer since 2008 for both foodservice and their retail shop. We have seen a gradual increase with year-on- year sales.

We have a great customer relationship with the team at Pioneer; orders and collections are always on time and both parties can be flexible as and when […]

Brack ‘n’ Brew

By |2018-06-28T09:11:43+01:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Brack ‘n’ Brew

Who they are …

Overlooking the idyllic shores of Ullswater in the Lake District, the micro-brewery started brewing beers back in 2015. The ‘Boathouse Blonde’ was their first success and now they have five different ales to enjoy.

Ben Clementson, master brewer, is passionate about the ales they produce and is proud to claim that they are the only brewery at Ullswater, making their product truly unique.

 

“Working with Pioneer is huge for us, it will open up opportunities for our range of beers to be enjoyed not just by the few but the many.

We have only been […]

Fentimans

By |2018-01-26T12:30:21+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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 […]