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Holmesterne Foods now supplying to Fish & Chip shops!

Innovation is the name of the game at Holmesterne Foods! Our Development and Sales teams are constantly looking to widen market opportunities and we are pleased to announce a new supply contract with Henry Colbeck.

Founded in 1893, Colbecks are the oldest independent supplier to the fish & chip market in the UK. Located in the North East, it remains a family-run business.

Colbecks are taking Bacon Patties and Meat Koftas and distributing initially into two of their sales areas. Holmesterne is marketing the initiative via eye-catching posters displayed in fish & chip shops and will be exhibiting at the Colbeck’s Show in Edinburgh on 3rd March.

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Nurturing home grown talent and ability at Holmesterne Foods

From Poland to Brompton-on-Swale – Assistant Factory Manager, Dorota Sawczuk (Dora), describes her career progression at Holmesterne since her arrival in the UK 14 years ago.

This is the story of how a decision to take a six month work contract in the UK back in 2004 put Dora on a career and personal development path whose outcome she never could have predicted.

Dora joins as Production Operative & is promoted to Technical Assistant

Arriving at the Leeming Bar cooked meats production facility with 7 other Polish Nationals, including her sister, Dora stared work as a Production Operative. She was not able to speak good English back then but listening to her now there is very little trace of an accent. Her language skills bear testimony to her ability to apply and develop her skill sets across every job role she has taken on and made her own.

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Recent investment of £550K at Holmesterne Foods doubles capacity

The business has just invested over £550,000 in new cold storage at two of our manufacturing sites in North Yorkshire, doubling our frozen and chilled capacity. This is part of our ongoing drive to expand operations and support our customers through increased efficiencies.

We have installed four portable units from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores which have increased the blast freezing capacity to 70 pallets.

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